PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson Healthcare has opened enrollment for another cohort to the Medical Assistant Apprentice Program, a comprehensive 12-15 month on-the-job training program that offers both online and paid hands-on training at the hospital.
The application deadline, through the online job portal on the Jefferson Healthcare website. is June 9 and the training program will begin with a state-wide cohort kick-off event on July 14.
The Medical Assistant Apprentice Program is designed to provide aspiring medical assistants with the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to excel in the healthcare industry. The program combines online coursework with on-site clinical training and allows participants to gain real-world experience while they learn.
Selected applicants work alongside experienced medical assistants, nurses, and healthcare professionals to learn in real life scenarios. Each apprentice will have a coach to guide them through the program and prepare the apprentice to sit for the MA-C certification exam at the end of the program.
No experience is necessary for applicants 18 and older with a high school diploma or equivalent by July 14 and eligible to work in the U.S.
Apprentices will be interviewed for their willingness to learn, ability to work well with others, and customer service skills.
Jefferson Healthcare will pay the $3750 tuition costs through Return in Service in exchange for staying in the MA-C role for two years. The paid position will be 40 hours a week and eligible for benefits.
Medical Assistants perform a variety of tasks, from greeting patients to recording vital signs and preparing samples for lab tests in such areas as primary care, sleep medicine, dermatology and orthopedics.