Mercy Carthage Hospital is teaming with the Carthage Technical Center to offer training as a clinical medical assistant with financial assistance to help cover the costs.

Mercy Carthage Hospital is teaming with the Carthage Technical Center to offer training as a clinical medical assistant with financial assistance to help cover the costs.
Deadline to apply for the new course and be considered for financial assistance is July 13.
According to a release from the school and the hospital, the course will be 16 weeks, from Aug. 21 to Nov. 29, and will be two days a week, three hours per day, along with 40 hours of clinical time.
It also includes two seven-hour Saturday sessions on Sept. 15 and Oct. 6.
“The Carthage Technical Center and Mercy Hospital Carthage have partnered to provide this unique opportunity for those interested in becoming a Clinical Medical Assistant,” the hospital said. “This program is designed by the Carthage Technical Center with work and family in mind.”
The course will teach several different subjects including, legal/ethical/charting, safety and infection control, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, health care systems, medical office patient care, vital signs, sterile field, injections and phlebotomy.
“Learning will occur in the classroom, laboratory, and actual medical office or clinic,” the hospital said. “Mercy Hospital Carthage believes in helping someone fins a career that not only makes the most of their skills and talents, but also their heart.”
Mercy said it is offering financial aid for this course.
“Because financial challenges exist with starting a new career, Mercy Hospital Carthage is proud to cover all program costs for each student participating in the first offering of this class,” the hospital said. “To be considered for this training and financial assistance, you must complete the application process by July 13, 2018.”
For more details, please call the Carthage Technical Center at 359-7095 or see the Center's website, www.carthagetech.org.
To apply for the course, visit mercy.net/careers and enter code 2018771544 in the “start your job search here” box.