I Like Direct Patient Care

People who like to work with people, and especially who like to help those individuals who are ill, in pain, fearful, and confused are perfect candidates for the direct care programs at Jeremiah’s Hope Academy (JHA). There are four (4) direct care programs offered at JHA.

If you want to work in the laboratory drawing blood and performing other laboratory procedures, you will want to consider the Phlebotomist (PHL) program. Phlebotomists work in the laboratories, and sometimes in the hospital at bedside, performing these procedures as ordered by the physician. Most phlebotomists work as a laboratory assistant under the direction of physicians and medical laboratory technician professionals. The JHA program prepares graduates to become nationally certified as a Phlebotomist. To read more about Phlebotomy, click here.

If you want to work in the hospital, providing direct care to patients admitted for care, you will want to consider the Patient Care Assistant (PCA) program. PCAs work under the direction of Registered Nurses in the hospital. PCAs do the day to day care for the patients in the hospital. The JHA program includes preparation to become certified as an EKG Technician (heart testing), Phlebotomist (getting blood and test samples from patients), and as a PCA. You can find out more about this program by clicking here.

If you would like working in the physician’s office, screening patients, assisting with procedures, completing lab work, working with computer information, and many other duties, the Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) program will most likely appeal to you. Clinical Medical Assistants most often work in a clinic or physician’s office, directly under the supervision of the physician. The JHA program includes preparation to become certified as an EKG Technician (heart testing), Phlebotomist (getting blood and test samples from patients), and as a CCMA. To learn more about this program, click here.

Maybe you would like to consider working with patients with Mental Illness. These patients range in age from small children to the elderly, and may be treated in out-patient clinics, in hospitals or residential facilities. The special individuals who work in this area are Mental Health Technicians (MHT). Mental Health Technicians work under the supervision of nurses in hospitals and residential facilities, and under the direction of physicians in out-patient care. The JHA program includes preparation to become certified as an EKG Technician (heart testing), Phlebotomist (getting blood and test samples from patients), and as an MHT. You can find out more about this program by clicking here.

 

 

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