What Are Allied Health Programs?
James Sprunt Community College’s Allied Health Department offers many different avenues for students to earn certification in health care and begin a rewarding career in the healthcare industry. Dedicated instructors with years of experience strive to ensure each student can do their best work and achieve their goals.
Graduates from the Allied Health programs are able to find jobs in a variety of workplaces, including hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, and labs.
Healthcare Billing and Coding
This course is a 2 part course that prepares the individual for entry level healthcare billing and coding positions. Course topics can include but are not limited to the roles and responsibilities of this position, managed health care, life cycle of an insurance claim, legal and regulatory considerations, coding regulations, reimbursement issues, claim instructions, medical terminology, filing commercial claims, insurance plans, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, and Workers’ Compensation. Upon completion, students should also be able to utilize MS Windows and the Internet to effectively retrieve billing-related information and updates. The two parts are divided into Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and ICD-10. The different sections do not have to be taken in order. Upon completion of both sections, the student can apply to take the CCA (Certified Coding Associate) exam.
Medication Aide for Assisted Living
This course is designed to prepare the unlicensed medical person in adult care homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, and prisons to administer medications. Students that successfully pass this course will be eligible to take the North Carolina medication exam.
Medication Aide for Skilled Living
The course is designed to prepare the persons to take the competency testing required for listing as a Medication Aide in the state of North Carolina. This course covers the basic preparation for the administration of medications by unlicensed persons in a variety of settings. There will be multiple skill lab opportunities within the course as well as skills competency testing. The student must pass the state competency test to be listed on the North Carolina Medication Aide Registry.
This course is an introduction to the study of the structure of medical words and terms. Emphasis is placed on spelling and defining commonly used prefixes, suffixes, root words, and their combining forms. Program content covers the basic human anatomy and physiology for all systems, elements of medical terms and names of major diseases, including terms used in physical exams, operative procedures and diagnosis. This course prepares the student to excel in Healthcare Billing and Coding and other health-related programs.
Nursing Assistant I
This course prepares students to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Emphasis is on the process of aging including mental, social, and physical needs of the elderly; patient’s rights; nutrition management; elimination procedures; safe environment; restorative services; personal and special care procedures and activities; human body structure and related common diseases/disorders; communication and documentation; death and dying; and roles of the nursing assistant and health team members. A skills/competency evaluation is required for determining student competency. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and the skills/competency evaluation, the graduate is eligible to apply to take the NC State Exam to be placed on the NA I registry. The Nursing Assistant I class includes 192 hours of classroom/lab instruction and clinical rotation.
Nursing Assistant II
This program prepares students to perform more complex skills for patients or residents regardless of the setting. Emphasis is on infection control including principles of sterile technique and dressing changes for wounds over 48 hours; elimination procedures including catheterizations, irrigations, and care of established ostomies; intravenous site care; observation and removal; oropharyngeal suctioning; established tracheostomy care; observation and maintenance of oxygen therapy; breaking/removing fecal impactions; enteral nutrition for existing infusions and roles of Nursing Assistant II with members of health-care teams. A skill/competency evaluation is, required for documenting student competency. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and skills/competency evaluation, graduates are eligible to apply for listing as a Nursing Assistant II by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. The Nursing Assistant II class includes 192 hours of classroom/ lab instruction and clinical rotation. JSCC is dedicated to producing high quality, professional, knowledgeable, and sought after Nursing Assistants. These courses are designed to produce the best nursing assistants around! For this reason, class sizes are limited.
Pharmacy Technician Training
This course is designed for individuals who will be trained to work under the supervision of a pharmacist in a pharmacy. The course provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills required to work as a technician in a pharmacy. Course topics covered include drug classification, drug distribution, anatomy and physiology as related to disease with an emphasis on drug therapy, laws and regulations basic to pharmacy practice.
This course is designed to prepare individuals to work as a phlebotomist in doctor’s offices, hospitals, and labs. Emphasis is on the role of the phlebotomist, effective communication, professional and legal issues, infection control and safety, anatomy and physiology as relates to field, venipuncture, skin puncture, blood collection, collection of other body fluids, and handling of specimens. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to apply to sit for the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians certification exam. The ASPT is a national certification exam and enables students to apply for a wider variety of jobs with increased wages.
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