JH Academy offers quality allied health training for individuals seeking careers in healthcare field. All programs offer comprehensive learning in the form of classroom coursework, clinical training, and life skills/job readiness. Upon completion of a program, students are prepared to enter the workforce ready to begin a prosperous and life changing career.
The Standard Programs offered include:
CERTIFIED CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT
The Clinical Medical Assistant program is a two term (each term is 12 weeks in length) program* that consists of 520 hours of classroom, computer lab and clinical (preceptorship) instruction. At the conclusion of the program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcare Association’s Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). Clinical Medical Assistants are employed by clinics, physicians’ offices and other health care provider locations to support physicians and nurse practitioners in providing care for patients.
CERTIFIED MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT
The Medical Office Assistant program is a twelve to fourteen-week program that consists of 270 hours of classroom, computer lab and clinical (preceptorship) instruction. At the conclusion of the program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcare Association’s Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam. Medical Office Assistants may be employed in hospitals as unit secretaries or patient clerks. They may also work in the front desk or business offices of clinics, physicians’ offices, other health care provider locations. They may greet patients, assemble and organize medical records, perform office accounting and bookkeeping, file documents, perform data entry, complete basic billing and coding tasks, complete insurance claims, verify insurance coverage, manage inventory, and respond to telephone, electronic and written communication. Medical Office Assistants may also schedule/ coordinate appointments, outpatient procedures, hospital admissions, and physician consultations.
CERTIFIED MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN
The Mental Health Technician Program (NCPT – Nationally Certified Psychiatric Technician) is a twenty-four-week program (2 terms) that consists of 380 hours of classroom instruction, skills lab, and clinical experiences in a hospital setting. At the conclusion of the program, graduates will be qualified to sit for national certification examinations in Patient Care Assisting (PCA), Phlebotomy, EKG, and Mental Health Technician. Duties may include providing personal care, participation in clinical and vital sign assessment, leading group activities, and phlebotomy. Mental Health Technicians usually work in behavioral units within hospitals, but can be employed in clinics, physician offices and other health care facilities as well.
CERTIFIED PATIENT CARE ASSISTANT
The Patient Care Assistant Program is a twelve–week program that consists of 378 hours of classroom instruction, skills lab, and clinical experiences in a hospital setting. Patient Care Assistants/Phlebotomists, also called Patient Care Technicians, are entry–level nurses who work directly with patients under the supervision of a registered or licensed practical nurse. They have a variety of duties depending on the type of facility and the type of patient. These may include taking vital signs, feeding, bathing, and giving massages and assisting doctors in examinations as well as performing advance skills such as Phlebotomy, Accu–chek® and EKG’s. Many people become Patient Care Assistants/Phlebotomists as a first step toward nursing, medicine and other patient care careers.
The Phlebotomy Program is a twelve- to fourteen–week program that consists of 246 hours of classroom instruction, skills lab, and lab clinical experiences in a hospital setting. Whether you are donating blood at your local drive or being tested during a doctor’s appointment, a Phlebotomist performs the task of drawing your blood. Besides ensuring accuracy and safety, a Phlebotomist comforts patients and answers their questions. The Phlebotomist is trained to collect blood samples and works under the supervision of the clinical laboratory scientist. Many people become Phlebotomists as a first step toward nursing, medicine and other patient care careers.
CERTIFIED STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICIAN
The Certified Sterile Processing Technician Program is a ten–week program that consists of 292 hours of classroom instruction, skills lab, and clinical experiences in a hospital setting. This course is designed to introduce the student to working in the healthcare setting with emphasis based on requirements and expectations to be successful as an entry–level Sterile Processing Technician. Course content includes but is not limited to identifying and communicating with members of the surgical operating team, describing regulations & standard expectations, promoting safety within the workplace, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, infection control procedures, sterilization processes, decontamination procedures, and a basic understanding of the transmission of disease. Student competencies include stating and defining terminology, safety expectations, infection control measures, and decontamination/sterilization processes. Upon completion of this course, the student will have a greater understanding of the expectations of an entry–level Sterile Processing Technician.