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Kaiser Permanente and UCSF Medical Assistant Certification Courses

JVS has two opportunities for Medical Assisting training programs this summer through SFSU College of Extended Learning.

Kaiser Permanente Medical Assistant Certification with CPT-1:

JVS is teaming up with Kaiser Permanente, Project Heartbeat, and San Francisco State University to offer free tuition for a 6-month training course. Students will receive training to become medical assistants and phlebotomists 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, phlebotomy, and maintaining equipment in an ambulatory care setting.

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

 

The training includes:

  • 13 weeks of clinical lectures and labs with SFSU; professional development with JVS
  • 6 weeks of full-time paid clinical externship (Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy) at SF locations (upon successful completion of classroom training)
  • scope of the clinical medical assistant role in a medical office
  • scope of the phlebotomist role in a medical office
  • prepare for the NCCT CPT-1 (phlebotomy) certification exam
  • prepare for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam
  • professional skills including patient-provider communication
  • job search, interviewing, online application, network skills instruction, and one-on-one job search support services
  • craft your resume and interview for Medical Assistant and phlebotomy positions

 

Requirements:

  • San Francisco County residents only
  • Bilingual/multi-lingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply
  • proof of valid authorization to work in the United States
  • applicants must not have successfully completed another medical assistant program
  • ability to provide current medical exams and immunization records
  • ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen (including marijuana/cannabis)
  • high school diploma, GED, or translated high school transcript
  • be in good standing with San Francisco State University & San Francisco State University College of Extended Learning
  • age 18 or older
  • English literacy
  • basic math skills
  • ability to provide current immunization records, including the following:
  • TB: (Tuberculosis with a negative history) copies of proof of negative
  • history required (a.If no proof of negative history: 2-step TB or Quantiferon blood test required; b. If positive history: clear chest x-ray within the past 6 months required)
  • Tetanus: within 10 years
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella): childhood record acceptable
  • Varicella Immunity
  • Hepatitis B: at least shot #1 in series
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination

 

UCSF Medical Assistant Certification Course:

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

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 and certification to gain employment in clinics, physician offices and other outpatient facilities.

 

The training includes:

  • 10+ weeks of clinical lectures and labs with SFSU; professional development with JVS
  • 5+ weeks of full-time paid clinical externship at SF locations (upon successful completion of classroom training)
  • scope of the clinical medical assistant role in a medical office
  • prepare for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam
  • professional skills including patient-provider communication
  • job search, interviewing, online application, network skills instruction, and one-on-one job search support services
  • craft your resume and interview for Medical Assistant positions

 

Requirements:

  • San Francisco residents strongly preferred
  • proof of valid authorization to work in the United States
  • applicants must not have successfully completed another medical assistant program
  • ability to provide current immunization records, including the following:
  • ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen (including marijuana/cannabis)
  • high school diploma, GED, or translated high school transcript
  • be in good standing with San Francisco State University & San Francisco State University College of Extended Learning
  • age 18 or older
  • English literacy
  • basic math skills
  • updated immunization records, including the following:
  • TB: (Tuberculosis with a negative history) copies of proof of negative
  • history required (a.If no proof of negative history: 2-step TB or Quantiferon blood test required; b. If positive history: clear chest x-ray within the past 6 months required)
  • Tetanus: within 10 years
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella): childhood record acceptable
  • Varicella Immunity
  • Hepatitis B: at least shot #1 in series
  • Complete COVID-19 immunizations (all COVID-19 vaccine doses, including booster – if no current booster, date of second COVID vaccination dose needs to have occurred by January 24, 2022)

 

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, Kaiser Permanente, UCSF through staffing agencies MGA and Aerotek, Dignity Health, Planned Parenthood, Genentech, several local clinics (urology, optometry, ophthalmology), and more to come.

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. 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, and dress. I’ve succeeded in a way I had never imagined.

David

Certified Medical Assistant, Genentech

Please apply for one MA Training Program only.

Applications for the Medical Assistant Certification program are closed.

A Few of Our Instructors

Amy Preut

Amy Preut

Healthcare Program Coordinator

Amy completed her Master of Public Health at San Francisco State University and became a professor there and at Skyline College, working predominantly with low income and first-generation college students. She uses these experiences in supportive services and coaching to help job seekers work toward their career goals and improve quality of life.

Kaiser Permanente Details

Please apply for only one MA Training program.

Time Commitment: 6 months
Program Duration:
 June 17 – November 18, 2022
Virtual/Live Classroom Training: June 21 – July 15, 2022
In-person Classroom Training: June 19 – August 12, 2022
Location of Training: SFSU-CEL, various Kaiser Permanente locations, and online via Zoom
CPT-1 Portion of Training: Project Heartbeat, 333 Hegenberger Road #855, Oakland, CA
Location of Externship: Kaiser Permanente campuses- Geary, Mission Bay, and French Campus
Certifications Included: Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy (CPT-1)

UCSF Details

Please apply for only one MA Training program.

Time Commitment: 5 months
Program Duration:
 July 11 – November 18, 2022
Virtual/Live Classroom Training: July 11 – August 19, 2022
In-person Classroom Training: August 22 – September 16, 2022
Location of Training: SFSU-CEL, various Kaiser Permanente locations, and online via Zoom
Location of Externship: UCSF Main Campuses (Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Mission Bay) and Satellite SF offices
Certifications Included: Medical Assistant

For more information, contact:
[email protected]

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