Campus: Willow Street Campus
Instructor: Peggy Keller
Instructor: Medical Assistant (ASB)
Peggy Keller started working at LCCTC Willow Street campus as the health room assistant in 2006. In 2009 she began teaching the adult medical assistant program.
Peggy is a proud graduate of the LCCTC Practical Nursing Program. Her background is rather diverse. After nursing school, Peggy worked in dialysis, in women’s health and as the school nurse here at LCCTC as well as Lebanon County CTC. After teaching part-time for the evening adult MA program, a fulltime position opened up . It was a perfect fit to move into fulltime teaching.
Peggy is a local entertainer who was honored to be PA State Senior Idol in 2011.
Career Focus Statement
Prepare for a career as a professional in the health care field as a multi-skilled individual who performs administrative and clinical duties.
The program includes studies in anatomy and physiology, health insurance coding and billing, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, pharmacology, clinical and administrative skills. In addition, curriculum includes clinical skills such as phlebotomy, laboratory tests, minor surgical procedures, medication administration and performing and interpreting electrocardiograms. Students who have successfully completed program requirements may participate in a six-week clinical experience in a physician’s office. The National Health Career Association (NHA) participates with the program to allow medical assistant students to receive certification through this agency. Students who participate in clinical may be eligible to sit for the exams to become certified as a clinical medical assistant, administrative medical assistant, and phlebotomist and/or EKG technician.
- Record patients’ medical history, vital statistics and information such as test results in medical records.
- Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms neat and clean.
- Interview patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.
- Authorize drug refills and provide prescription information to pharmacies.
- Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies.
- Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
- Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
- Explain treatment procedures, medications, diets and physicians’ instructions to patients.
- Help physicians examine and treat patients, handing them instruments and materials or performing such tasks as giving injections or removing sutures.
- Collect blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens, log the specimens, and prepare them for testing.