Northwest State College Case Study
The Toledo Lucas County Chapter of Medical Assistants (TLCCMA) recently offered a teleconference featuring the American Association of Medical Assistant (AAMA) CEO and Legal Counsel, Donald A. Balasa, JD, MBA. Balsa presented on federal and state updates in the medical assisting cope of practice.
NSCC participated in the teleconference, welcoming Certified Medical Assistants, Registered Medical Assistants, medical assisting educators from two colleges, students, local community healthcare representatives and personnel from the Allied Health, Business & Public Services Division at Northwest State. Others joined in from across the country, as many state societies and local chapters also participated.
Balasa defined that, “Medical assistants are allied health professionals who work under provider supervision in outpatient settings and are delegated clinical and administrative tasks. A provider usually means a physician (i.e. an MD or DO), nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Some medical assistants, however, work under other licensed health care providers such as a podiatrist (DPMs) or dentists (DDSs or DMDs). Regulation of professions rests primarily with the states, not with the federal government.”
NSCC Allied Health Lab Practicum Coordinator and TLCCMA President Ann Zeller, CMA (AAMA) stated that, “It’s vital that there be a clear understanding of the medical assistant’s scope of practice, as that’s the compass that guides us all.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assisting is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States. Zeller said, “There’s a great demand for medical assistants in northwest Ohio. The AAMA teleconference provided an opportunity to gain clarification of guidelines and query AAMA legal counsel, Donald Balasa, on any outstanding questions or concerns. The teleconference was successful, enlightening, and strengthens the medical assisting profession.”
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Northwest State College Case Analyst
773 WordsMay 27th, 20134 Pages
Northwest State College
November 21, 2011
Northwest State College
The following information outlines current recruiting events and the changes that should be incorporated within Northwest State College to make staffing new instructors more streamlined.
Less Appealing Instructor Position Northwest State College has 900 students majoring in business with only seven full-time instructors. The workload for an instructor would be enormous and time consuming. There are part-time instructors who are used as needed, but no guarantee this would occur to alleviate the burden of the class size. Pay scale is less than competing colleges in the area even for those with an MBA. Without…show more content…
The recruiter also limits their selection of choices by only visiting and soliciting candidates from various professional meetings.
Current Approval Process Northwest State College’s approval process is a bit outdated. It takes the college two months to complete their hiring process, which would make it hard for them to compete with other colleges who are quicker to make decisions and extend offers.
Select Choice: Other schools would staff the more qualified and sought after instructors, leaving Northwest State with the bottom of the barrel, if they were able to extend offers in half the time. If they are not able to staff adequately trained instructors then what they are teaching the students would be less than par and could lead to them going elsewhere for their education.
Overhaul Recruiting System
Northwest State should open recruiting to job fairs, internet job boards, their college website and classrooms. They should also offer a quicker turn around time for staffing with a competitive salary/benefit package.
Classroom and Job Fairs: The recruiter should be a guest speaker in the classrooms in an attempt to recruit in-house instructors after graduation. By soliciting instructor’s right after graduation they are more likely to accept the challenge of oversized classrooms and low pay.