Cynthia Bjerklie has been working in health care since 1975. She has held a variety of clinical and administrative positions including work as a nurse’s aide, a medical assistant, medical office manager, practice manager, and director of operations for a multi-specialty clinic in California. Ms. Bjerklie has been teaching medical assisting, medical transcription and professional medical coding since the early 1990’s.
Until recently, she worked as a Coding Educator at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, NH. She left this position to pursue work on her family’s small farm. She has taught courses at Lebanon College, White Mountain Community College and she is currently a member of the medical assisting faculty at the Community College of Vermont. She is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and CPC-I (instructor).
“Well trained medical office administrative assistants are valuable members of the health care team, working in medical offices, clinics and hospitals as receptionists, schedulers, and secretaries. Join us and take the first step toward a rewarding new career." – Cynthia Bjerklie
This course will prepare learners for entry level employment in the health care field as receptionists, schedulers and/or secretaries in doctors’ offices, clinics, and/or other health care facilities. Learners will be exposed to the many facets of medical office administration, including reception, scheduling appointments, writing and processing correspondence, legal and ethical concerns in health care, patient services, and telephone and interpersonal communication.
Prerequisite: An on-line learning system will be used; therefore basic computer skills, an email address and Internet access are required.
“I attended NHTI to get a Certificate in Medical Adminstrative Assistant. The class was very helpful and I learned a lot! The teacher was awesome and taught very well.
If I ever want to further my education I will come back to NHTI!”
Price: $750 (plus text)
Dates: Monday, Sept. 14 through Dec. 14, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Optional on-line training session Sept. 14, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Contact Hours: 52
Text Book: Administrative Medical Assisting, 7th edition, by Linda L. French (Author), Marilyn T. Fordney (Author), ISBN-13: 978-1133133926