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HRRMC launches new Certified Medical Assistant Trainee program

HRRMC launches new Certified Medical Assistant Trainee program

HRRMC launches new Certified Medical Assistant Trainee program

SALIDA, Colo.—Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) has launched the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Trainee Program, and is currently seeking applicants for its inaugural program.

The program consists of an eight-week, on-the-job training that prepares students to become a CMA and take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam through the National Health career Association.

HRRMC hires and pays students accepted into the program while they complete their training. Opportunities for added financial benefits to the student include sign-on and completion bonuses, full employee benefits and potential for HRRMC to cover 100 percent of the student’s tuition costs.

The program is time-intensive, and requires a commitment of 30 to 60 hours per week, consisting of a combination of hands-on experience in the clinic from HRRMC registered nurses (RNs) and medical staff, and online education courses taught through the U.S. Careers Institute.

“As the demand for clinically-trained staff grows nationally, we saw a great need in our community, and decided to launch our own program,” said HRRMC CEO Bob Morasko. “We want to help nurture each trainee to grow their career, have a positive training experience at HRRMC, and ultimately hope they choose to stay at our organization helping those in need in our community.”

CMAs are a vital partner to medical providers, performing both clinical and administrative support. Responsibilities may include assisting in examinations and procedures, coding/billing insurance forms, patient education and performing or arranging a variety of medical tests.

HRRMC is currently accepting applications for this program. For more information and to apply, please visit, and click on the “Certified Medical Assistant Trainee Program” tab.