Medication Care Coordinator: A MedCerts’ Program Deep Dive - MedCerts

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The healthcare industry is thriving, with many career pathways in high demand. If you’re ready for an exciting role that puts you both in front and behind the scenes, you’ll love the chance to become a medication care coordinator.

This professional can work in many settings, such as:

  • Pharmacies

  • Assisted living facilities

  • Mental health centers

  • Hospitals

  • Nursing homes

  • Medical nonprofit organizations

In your role as a medication care coordinator, what you do each day depends on the work environment and your chosen direction. You’ll work with patient data to input and verify prescription orders, fill and package medications, stock product shelves and interact with patients and their caregivers.

If your role also includes more medical office duties, you’ll support insurance billing and claims, help patients understand their care routine and guide patients on drug plan coverage.

Deep Dive Into MedCerts’ Medication Care Coordinator Program

Here’s how the Medication Care Coordinator program works. First, you’ll connect with an education consultant to make sure this program meets your career goals and that you meet all the requirements to enroll in the Medication Care Coordinator program. For this program, the education requirements are just a high school diploma or GED. Next, you’ll complete the application and pay your tuition fees.

Next, it’s time to get learning!

Medication Care Coordinator training includes five modules:

  • PS 1011: Professionalism in Allied Health: This two-week course focuses on soft-skills training to ensure you know how to interact with patients, coworkers and other healthcare professionals. You’ll learn important skills such as office behavior, medical ethics, proper communication, cultural bias and diversity training.

  • HI 1014: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology: In this six-week course, you’ll learn about human body systems and anatomy, along with medical terms, prefixes, root words and other essential terminology. The course uses 3D and augmented reality (AR) simulations for immersive learning.

  • MS 2000: Microsoft Office Series I: This two-week course focuses on creating, editing and enhancing Word and Excel documents. You’ll also learn to analyze data and perform calculations.

  • HI 1011: Medical Office Procedures and Administration: This six-week course teaches you about medical office essentials, such as HIPAA regulations, coding and health insurance basics, professionalism, ethics, appointment scheduling and other critical tasks.

  • HI 1017: Pharmacy Technician Principles and Practices: The final course lasts eight weeks and gives a broad understanding of pharmaceutical practices. You’ll learn about nomenclature terminology, different formulations, math calculations and prescription processing. Other topics look at pharmacy technician roles, such as medication therapy, motivational interviewing, chronic care management and patient medication reviews. The course concludes with HIPAA rules, drug regulations and legal ethics.

Why Should You Become a Medication Care Coordinator?

Medication care coordinators are essential team members, no matter which healthcare setting they’re in.

Learning through MedCerts gives you access to the 12 Elements of eLearning, where your training is immersive and engaging. You’ll finish with a solid understanding and be ready to launch your career.

What can you expect from a medication care coordinator's salary? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), this path could see 6% growth between 2022 and 2032, which is faster than average. Payscale notes that the average 2024 salary for pharmacy technicians is $40,762 and that of medical assistants (a closely related field) is $39,592.

Jumpstart Your Career Today

With MedCerts’ Medication Care Coordinator program, you can take the ExCPT (Certified Pharmacy Technician) and CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant) exams in just 24 weeks! It’s time to start your journey and join the growing healthcare field.

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Written by Dana Janssen
Chief Product Officer

Dana has over twenty (20) years’ experience in Allied Healthcare and Education, and currently serves as the Chief Product Officer for MedCerts where he is responsible for product vision and strategy, research, and development.

Dana joined MedCerts upon its founding in 2009, and has led the research, development, and production of the entire catalog of programs that have helped MedCerts transform the distance learning landscape. Leveraging state-of-the-art technologies and innovative instructional design practices, Dana and his team have pioneered the development of the MedCerts 12 Elements of eLearning. Each MedCerts program contains a proprietary blend of these engaging, interactive, and entertaining elements that effectively accommodate learners of all types. Dana is deeply in-tune with the needs of today’s healthcare employers and is an expert in careers and certifications related to allied health.

Dana holds a Bachelor of Science in Education (BS) degree from Valparaiso University, and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Davenport University. Dana is an avid sports fan and in his free time enjoys mountain biking, woodworking, knifemaking, and spending time with his family and pets.

Published on April 8, 2024


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