Program Guide & Delivery

Program Delivery
All programs offered at TEAMWORK CAREER INSTITUTE (TCI) are residential in nature. In an instructor-led environment.

Nurse Aide Program

This program is designed to prepare students to meet the demands necessary for Long Term Care patients or provide care for patients recovering from medical illnesses. Students will receive classroom lecture and laboratory practice, and will ultimately be assigned into a clinical environment to apply acquired skills and knowledge in real life situations. The student will protect, support, and promote the rights of the residents; provide safety and preventive measures in the care of residents; demonstrate skills in observing and reporting, and function effectively as a member of the health care team. CPR training will be provided. Graduate students of this program are eligible to sit for Nurse Aide Certification administered by the Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services (TDADS). Successful students are given the title of Certified Nurse Aides who gain employment in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, correctional facilities and private duty.

24 Hours in-Service Education

Nurse aides renewing their certification after Sept. 1, 2013, will be required to complete 24 hours of in-service education every two years.

Medication Aide Program

The Medication Aide Training Program is a comprehensive course designed for Certified Nurse Aides and people that have worked in assisted living for at least 12 months prior with duties as personal care giver. The program is designed to teach students the skills and abilities essential to administer medications for the provision of basic care to residents in long-term care facilities. Graduates of this program will be able to communicate and interact effectively with patients and assist patients in attaining and maintaining maximum functional independence while observing patient rights. They will learn the basic roles and responsibilities of a medication aide, pharmacology mathematics; how different medications affect the systems in the body, and drug legislations. Additionally, they will be able to prepare medication and basic medication administration. Students are required to sit for the Medication Certification exam administered by the Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services (TDADS).Graduates of this program(Certified Medication Aides-CMA) – may find entry-level employment as a medication aide with nursing homes, correctional institutions, community-based facilities, and group homes, assisted living, and supervised by registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses.

Basic Phlebotomy Course

This course is designed for individuals interested in entering the healthcare field as well as looking to acquire additional skills. Graduates of this program may perform duties in the skill laboratory, medical office, clinic or private laboratories. Specific duties may include performing venipunctures by vacutainer, butterfly and syringe methods, capillary blood collection and electrocardiography with basic interpretation, infection control, minor laboratory testing, medical record documentation and data entry.This course is designed to provide didactic information and competencies required by the National Healthcareer Association(NHA) certification as a certified phlebotomy technician (CPT). All graduates are required to complete certain numbers of venipuncture and sticks on a chosen clinical setup before they are presented for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) for certification as a phlebotomy technician. Successful students can work in hospitals, blood banks, doctor offices, and home health agencies.

Pharmacy Technician Review

The Pharmacy Technician Review course prepares technicians to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) examination. The national exam is administered three times of the year in March, July and November. The material that will be taught in the course is covered in three sections of the exam are:
• Prescription Processing, Pharmacy Law, Pharmaceutical Calculation, Drug Classification and Use.
• Drug Purchasing and Storage, IV Preparation and non-sterile compounding.
• Drug reference, safety, computer knowledge and policies and procedures relating to pharmacy.
After the class, the students will be able to participate in the PTCB national certification examination. The course is completed in 10 weeks. Students are prepared for the national exam through review and practice testing. This course is a comprehensive guide to study skills, time management, test taking strategies and a complete guide to the PTCB Exam. Special emphasis is on practice exams and recommendations for improvement. An externship is optional. This is a hands-on experience for the trainee to work under a registered pharmacist in a pharmacy.

Patient Care Technician Program

This program will prepare the student for an entry-level position as a patient care technician. Emphasis is on technical skills necessary to perform personal care to complex patients, implementation of selected portions of care plans, including respiratory services, rehabilitation services, EKG and phlebotomy under the supervision of licensed healthcare provider. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to challenge for National Certification through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) for PCT, Phlebotomy and EKG. Graduates are eligible to work in hospitals, sub acute centers, long term care facilities, oncology hospitals, laboratory facilities.
The Certified Patient Care Technician assists doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to provide direct patient care in a variety of healthcare environments. Some of the duties include: Basic patient care including feeding, bathing, or moving patients and changing linens.

Clinical Medical Assistant Program

The Clinical Medical Assistant Program is a comprehensive course designed to teach the student the skills and abilities essential to function in a variety of medical facilities and other related professional medical organizations. Clinical Medical Assistants performs a variety of duties depending on the type of ambulatory health care setting in which they are employed. Clinical Medical Assistant will be able to use their administrative and clinical and general skills to assist in running any medical office smoothly and efficiently.
Graduates of this program will be able to perform daily administrative tasks, including but not limited to basic medical administrative duties, clerical assignments, computer tasks, professional telephone answering techniques and the ability to use and understand basic software programs, including but not limited to various data entry and word processing applications, along with internet procedures. There is a segment within the program that covers the duties and responsibilities of processing payroll and the tasks associated with this duty. Graduates will leave with an understanding of what a payroll department consists of. And will also have the skills needed to handle and fulfill the duties of a payroll processor for any medical office environment.
This program is designed to prepare the Clinical Medical Assistant graduate with the qualifications, knowledge, skills and abilities necessary in order to successfully complete and secure gainful employment within a variety of administrative medical environments settings as entry-level employment as an medical office clerk, administrative medical assistant, medical office assistant, medical receptionist within a medical office, doctor’s office, insurance agencies and medical accounting and coding offices.