TTUHSC Creates Free Medication Aide Certification in partnership with Cisco College

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Managed Care and TTUHSC Abilene School of Nursing have partnered with Cisco College to launch the Correctional Medication Aide (CMA) Program, an initiative aimed at streamlining healthcare. The CMA program offers a career opportunity within managed care, free on-the-job training, and pay increase with completion of the program and Texas Health and Human Services (THHS) certification.  

The TTUHSC CMA Program was designed to optimize the use of our most valuable resource – team members, and provide opportunity for career advancement.  The program improves the delivery of health care services in managed care, and creates efficient utilization of all certified health care workers by allowing them to practice at the top of their licensure.  

“This program offers a platform for motivated individuals to improve their skill sets, broaden their knowledge, and pursue new professional development opportunities, ultimately fostering career growth.” 
Culpepper, C., RN, FNP-C, MBA. (n.d.). Managing Director, Chief Nursing & Quality Officer, TTUHSC Managed Care.

 

What Is a Correctional Medication Aide (CMA)?

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The CMA program and partnership is an initiative aimed at streamlining health care

A Correctional Medication Aide (CMA) is a certified healthcare professional responsible for assisting with medication distribution in managed care. This position is unique to the corrections environment, requiring specialized training and knowledge of medication administration and security protocols. CMA’s play an important role in ensuring that patients in the correctional environment receive the appropriate medication at the right time, while also maintaining HIPPA guidelines. This career path offers job security and a valuable skill set within the corrections industry. CMA’s must possess strong communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.

Free on-the-job training with advancement

Participants in our CMA Program enjoy many benefits, including coverage of program costs, books, application fees, and CMA exam fees. Additionally, in partnership with Cisco College, TTUHSC provides eight weeks of curriculum based instructional and clinical training followed by the CMA Certification exam to ensure comprehensive knowledge and skill acquisition. This position offers additional compensation after completion of the program and certification. Plus, it provides opportunities to gain comprehensive knowledge of managed care. By obtaining a CMA certification through the TTUHSC Managed Care CMA Certification Program, Correctional Medication Aids can enhance their professional qualifications and increase their job opportunities within managed care.

Why the TTUHSC CMA Program?

Since the program’s launch in November of 2022, TTUHSC Managed Care, TTUHSC School of Nursing and Cisco College all take pride in the 100% certification success rate for the 14 team members who have completed the 8-week program. The CMA Program is open to both internal and external candidates from diverse occupational backgrounds, including managed care staff and college students. The prompt and comprehensive CMA Program fully equips our graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their careers. Whether new to the workforce or seeking to enhance professional qualifications, our program offers the resources and support needed to succeed. To learn more about TTUHSC Managed Care and the CMA program, visit the TTUHSC website and discover how TTUHSC Managed Care can help you achieve your professional goals and unlock exciting new opportunities in health care.  

What is TTUHSC Managed Care?

TTUHSC Managed Care is a nationally recognized leader in healthcare, providing high-quality medical services to over 30,000 adult patients across Texas. With 23 facilities located in 18 geographical sites throughout the state, we partner with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and local communities to offer comprehensive health care solutions. Our dedicated team of over 1,000 employees includes professionals in health care, mental health, administration, and more. We are proud to offer rewarding career opportunities and a dynamic work environment that values teamwork, collaboration, and excellence. Discover how you can join our team and make a difference in the lives of patients in need. Visit the TTUHSC website to learn more about career opportunities with TTUHSC Managed Care.

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