Allied Health Assistant
Allied health assistants support and assist the work of allied health professionals by undertaking a range of tasks, both clinical and non-clinical.
Students enrolled in this module have completed the Patient Care Assistant competencies and/or are adding these skills to be a multi-skilled worker. Students will perform skills representative of one to three areas of allied health care in the laboratory and clinical settings. Major areas of allied health are defined as physical therapy, emergency, radiation, laboratory and respiratory medicine, and occupational therapy. Other areas of health, medicine, dentistry, or veterinary may be included with instructor provided competencies. Such teacher made competencies must remain at the aide level and not go beyond the scope of practice of unlicensed assistive personnel. Invasive procedures that fall into the nursing scope of practice are not to be added. Clinical experience is defined as activities performed in the clinical setting under the supervision of the appropriate health professional. School certificates for this module must be for “Allied Health Assistant”. Specific competencies should be listed on the back of the certificate.
The entire program is 150 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program. Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):
|OCP E||Allied Health Assistant|
(EKG and Phlebotomy)
|Total Hours: 150|
Location & Course’s Schedule:
This program prepares students for employment as advanced cross trained nursing assistants. Allied Health Assistant is available at the following school (s):
|Miami Coral Park Adult Education Center||Monday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.|
|Southwest Adult Education Center||Monday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.|
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|Miami Coral Park Adult Education Center|
|Southwest Adult Education Center|