New medical assisting intake commences in April

Enrolments are now open for the next intake of medical assistants, with studies commencing in April for students throughout Queensland.

Brisbane North PHN offers the nationally accredited Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting (HLT 47715) in partnership with registered training organisation UNE Partnerships (RTO Code 6754).

Delivery is via self-paced online learning with practical support and learning provided by on-the-job training and face-to-face clinical skills workshops and assessments.

Medical assistants are multi-skilled team members, formally trained to perform administrative tasks and front desk duties as well as a wide range of treatment room procedures. This benefits the practice by reducing the workload of doctors and nurses, allowing them to spend more time on services where their higher levels of training are required.

Medical assistant studies also have the potential to increase job satisfaction and staff retention as studies provide recognition and a pathway to higher level education for medical reception staff.

The course is delivered over three study terms with a compulsory workshop in each term and government funding is available for eligible students.

For more information call Maralan Southern on 07 3630 7349, Annette Dunlop on 07 3630 7371 or email medicalassistant@brisbanenorthphn.org.au.