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Nursing Assistant Plus

Nursing assistants are essential members of today’s healthcare teams, performing hands-on resident/client care and routine tasks for individuals of various ages and health conditions. Minneapolis College’s program provides basic skills training, including the fundamentals of how to check and monitor vital signs and deal with a wide range of client needs focusing on a hospital setting. On top of this training, Students may have opportunity to receive Mental Health First Aid certification, a college medical terminology class, as well as BLS/CPR for healthcare providers.

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Nursing Assistant

Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.
 

Elizabeth Blakemore
612-787-4068

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Instrument Technician

An instrument tech, or a central services technician, plays an important role in patient care by preventing infections. In this Minneapolis College program, students learn how to sterilize medical instruments, learn basic surgical instrumentation and medical terminology as well as decontamination and sterilization processes. Once students complete the program, they can take the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution’s certification exam.

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Medical Equipment Preparers

Prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment.

Melissa Mercedes

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Healthcare +

This 5-month program partnered with Minneapolis College can enhance your computer and professional skills to prepare for positions like Patient Assistant Coordinator. You’ll get hands-on experience at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, organizing and managing the details to support nurses providing patient care. A monetary award is given upon class completion. Must have one year of office experience; CNA or PCA work preferred, but not required.
Class Hours: Monday & Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (*can vary*)

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Patient Assistant Coordinator

Assist patients in obtaining services, understanding policies and making health care decisions.

Molly John
612-455-5303

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Clerical Healthcare

This 6-week training program includes 4-weeks of employment readiness skills, computer and office training, and a 2-week job shadow in a healthcare setting. Included is an introduction to medical terminology and Basic Life Support Certification from the American Heart Association. This class requires at least one year of previous clerical work experience. A monetary award is given upon class completion.
Class Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.

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Molly John
612-455-5303

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Medical Call Center

The Medical Call Center program has been designed to give students the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to work in medical call center or clinic front desk positions in a hospital setting. Students will build on customer service skills, computer literacy, healthcare systems healthcare system terminology, and communication skills that are useful for working with people calling or coming in to a hospital for services. Eligible students will have an opportunity to additionally receive Mental Health First Aid certification and register for Communications in Healthcare course.

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Patient Access Specialist

Perform medical call center duties using specific knowledge of healthcare system terminology and laboratory procedures. Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.

 

Andrea Peterson
612-237-0362

 

 

Last updated Dec 20, 2018

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