Medical Assistant Certification Course with Kaiser Permanente

JVS is teaming up with Kaiser Permanente and San Francisco State University to offer free tuition for a 5-month course. Students will receive training to become Medical Assistants through a combination of lectures, labs, and a paid clinical externship with Kaiser Permanente.

Students will learn to perform a variety of clinical procedures, including assisting with minor surgery, performing electrocardiograms, administering medications, performing vitals, and maintaining equipment in an ambulatory care setting.

Upon completion of the program, students will have the necessary skills to gain employment in clinics, physician offices and other outpatient facilities.

The training includes:

  • 140 hours of lectures/labs
  • a paid, 40-hours per week, clinical externship at Kaiser Permanente’s San Francisco locations (upon successful completion of classroom training)
  • scope of the clinical medical assistant role in a medical office
  • professional skills including patient-provider communication
  • job search, interviewing, online application, network skills instruction, and one-on-one job search support services
  • skills training for the CCMA (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant) exam

Requirements:

  • San Francisco residents preferred
  • proof of valid authorization to work in the United States
  • ability to provide current medical exams and immunization records
  • ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen
  • high school diploma or GED
  • age 18 or older
  • English literacy
  • basic math skills

What Job Seekers are saying:

“This was a great training in a short period of time with a good network for the externship. The support for developing soft skills was critical to prepare me for the internship & workplace.”  – JVS alum

Who is Hiring Our Graduates?

Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, UCSF through staffing agencies MGA and Aerotek, Dignity Health, Planned Parenthood, Genentech, several local clinics (urology, optometry, opthamology) and more to come!

SFSU Downtown Campus

If you’re nervous or scared about taking a risk, you should consider doing it with JVS. My life completely changed and JVS was with me every step of the way. JVS gave me everything I needed on a plate, and I just had to show up, be on time and eat! I got certified as a Medical Assistant, and I also learned how to manage up, speak to my peers, present myself in an interview, shake hands, dress – so many things. I’ve succeeded in a way I had never imagined.

David

Certified Medical Assistant, Genentech

Apply by 5:00 pm on February 22, 2019.

A Few of Our Instructors

Michelle Wood

Michelle Wood

Healthcare Training Coordinator

Michelle has 20 years of experience as a technology trainer. She is a certified CASAS eTests Online Coordinator and Microsoft Office Specialist. As an avid online learner, she has earned several certificates from Lynda.com and Coursera.org-UC San Diego, including courses on effective learning assessments.

Details

Time Commitment: 5 months

Program Dates: April 3 – August 27, 2019

Schedule: Classroom: Monday – Friday | Clinical Externship: schedules vary

Location: San Francisco State University (downtown campus), 835 Market Street, San Francisco

Certifications Included: Medical Assistant

Cost: None

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