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Information on MEC Health Science Division

A Snapshot of a Career In Health Information Management/Clinical Data Coding

  • Ensure the data quality integrity and compliance
  • Protect the security of medical records to ensure that Privacy and confidentiality is maintained.
  • Review records for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with regulations.
  • Manage and audit user access of patient medical records.
  • Assign the patient to diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), using appropriate computer software.
  • Process patient admission or discharge documents.
  • The certificate may be international
  • Informational interviews: https://www.ahima.org/careers/healthinfo

Credentials: www.AHIMA.org

  • Health Information credentials:
    • RHIT (associate degree) RHIA (bachelor’s degree) encompass all of coding plus…management, legal compliance, informatics, analysis, EHR, and reimbursement.
  • Coding Credentials:
    • CCA (entry-level credential both out and inpatient)

Mastery Levels (specialized) CCA plus one (1) year of coding experience

  • CCS (inpatient, long term: Acute Care, residential, assisted living)
  • CCS-P (outpatient: higher-level codes)

Career Direction: https://my.ahima.org/careermap

Coding and Revenue

  • Auditor, clinical documentation specialist, HIM revenue cycle auditor, and Benefits coordinator
  • HIM Supervisor

Information Governance: Who sees the information and how

Data Analytics: Data Quality Assurance roles

Informatics:  Getting the information: Data analyst, clinical coordinator, and research and development

Salary: AHIMA Salary snapshot: http://www.ahima.org/downloads/2016_Salary_Snapshot_FINAL_2.pdf

Career Resources

NOVA’s Program: https://www.nvcc.edu/medical/divisions/allied/him.html 

TRANSFER FAIR

Explore all the options after you graduate! We welcome you to attend our Fall Transfer Fair 2019. Please see the details below:

MEC Transfer Fair
When: October 22nd
Time: 11:00am-1:00 pm
Where: 1st Floor MEC Campus

Colleges:
Excelsior College ♦ University of Mary Washington ♦ Shenandoah University ♦ George Washington University ♦ George Washington University School of Nursing ♦ American Public University Systems ♦ Bellevue University ♦ Old Dominion University ♦ UVA School of Nursing ♦ Old Dominion University ♦ James Madison University ♦ University of Mary Washington ♦ Radford University

Registration:
Registration will be through Eventbrite. Please click on the link below
https://2019mectransferfair.eventbrite.com

Stay in Touch! Health Science and Nursing LinkedIn Showcase Page

We wanted to extend an invitation for you to join our campus  Health Science and Nursing LinkedIn showcase page. We developed this page with the support of our college marketing team to serve as an outreach and retention tool. The page will provide a space for our campus community to stay connected and informed. We hope to share relevant career advice, job opportunities for alumni and posting information about current and upcoming healthcare industry topics. We also invite faculty and staff to send any relevant topics, ideas or articles they would like share with our campus community.  In addition, an affiliated group page serves as a virtual space for MEC alumni and students to network.

We are excited to launch this initiative and look forward to your ongoing support as we serve our students and community.

LinkedIn Showcase page NOVA AllHealth Science & Nursing, https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/27023225/

LinkedIn Medical Education Campus Group, https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8633849

If you are on Facebook we recommend that you like our page and follow our post at http://www.facebook.com/novamecss.

Physical Therapist Assistant Application

FAQ

The first priority period for the 2019 Fall Physical Therapist Assistant program opens March 15, 2019, and closes March 30, 2019.

Only submissions sent via the Online Health Science and Nursing Application will be processed.  Physical Applications mailed via certified mail will not be processed.

You can access the Health Sciences and Nursing application HERE


Prerequisite Course Requirements

  • BIO 141 and BIO 142- Anatomy and Physiology 1&2 OR NAS 150-Human Biology with a grade of B or better
  • HLT 141 or HIM 111- Medical Terminology with a B or better
  • ENG 111 College Composition or higher with a B or Better

Observation Hours

In addition, you must complete a minimum of FOUR clinical observation hours with a PT or PTA.

Clinical Observation hours must be mailed via certified mail in advance of the deadline for the period you are applying to.

DO NOT OPEN AND SCAN OBSERVATION HOUR FORMS. They must be mailed in via certified mail.  Only Hours received by the priority period deadline will be counted. 

Attn: Student Services Room 202
6699 Springfield Center Drive
Springfield, VA 22150


Testing Requirements

The program requires that you satisfy two different Testing requirements.

  1. Take and pass the VPT Math Placement test at the MT 154 level or higher OR complete developmental math to qualify you for MT 154 or higher OR transfer MT 154 or higher to the college.
  2. Take and pass the ATI TEAS exam with a minimum score of 50% in the English, Reading and Human Anatomy and Physiology subsection of the Science portion.
    1. It is important that a student submit their full results packet with their PTA application. Directions on how to download results can be found HERE. Failure to do so will result in a delay in the processing of an application.

Lastly, only students that have attended one of the mandatory in-person workshops within the last year will be considered for admission.


Attachments

The only attachment that should be included with your PTA Application is a PDF version of your ATI TEAS Results.  Please do not attach additional items unless specifically instructed to do so.

Competitive criteria can be found HERE

Dental Hygiene Program Looking for Patients

FREE DENTAL CLEANING AND COMPENSATION

  • Haven’t had a cleaning in over 4 years?
  • Don’t floss and have VISIBLE calculus (tartar build up)?
  • Do not have decayed teeth? (small cavities ok)
  • Are between the ages of 21-35?
  • No missing teeth, no dental implants or crowns! (Missing wisdom teeth ok)
  • Do not have advanced periodontal disease (slight is ok)

If YES TO ALL OF THE ABOVE, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR:

  • A free deep cleaning/ comprehensive evaluation (over $1200 value), free electric toothbrush ($100 value) and additional compensation upon approval/qualification.

 

NOVA College’s graduating Dental Hygiene students need Board licensing exam patients. Starting March 2019 every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11:30 and 1-3:30 for screenings and X-rays and Friday, April 12th for the actual licensing exam) except during NOVA’s spring break 3/11-3/15

 

  • Potential candidates MUST BE RELIABLE and live in the Northern Virginia area; students, staff, family, and friends all welcome!

 

TO BE SCREENED PLEASE EMAIL:

Narges at novascleanteeth@gmail.com.

(After email, phone number of dental hygiene student will be given for an appointment time)

 

Address:

NOVA MEC Campus 6699 Springfield Center Dr.  Springfield, VA 22150

 

Career Corner Sept 2019

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. Princess Diana

Creating Your Brand

Personal branding is creating a professional and personal reputation. How you want people to see you as a person and a colleague. It helps bring to light your goals and how you will achieve them as a person.

Employees will google you, they will build an image of you online, resume, phone interview, ad in-person interview

  1. Determine your emotional appeal
    • How do I make people feel?
    • How would someone describe me?
    • Make a list of words to describe you.
  2. Determine your description of what or who your brand is for
    • What industry (e.g. healthcare)
    • Target Market (look for common terms used in your specific field)
  3. Determine your function what do you do
    1. What transferable skills/skills do you have to bring to the position.
  4. Put it all together to create your professional summary
How to begin to prepare for job placement now

Journal Writing

will not only help you reflect on your day, but will also help gather your experiences to draw from when interviewing.

Soft skills in Healthcare:

Empathy, communication, team player, strong work ethic, positivity, and flexibility are all needed in the healthcare industry. While on clinical you will need to shine in these skills.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/healthcare-importance-soft-skills-dan-hobson-healthcare-recruitment-