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Practice Coordinator Training

About the Program

Get ready for a career in healthcare administration. JVS’s Practice Coordinator Training program is a no-cost training program that will pave your way to employment in the healthcare industry. You will learn valuable skills and gain expertise in healthcare support functions. Upon successful completion of the program, you will have the opportunity to interview and engage with our employer partner for a limited contract role, giving you the opportunity to showcase your talents.

Program Details

  • The 5 weeks of live virtual classroom training for this program is April 29 – May 31, 2024
  • The mandatory orientation for this program is on April 24
  • Successfully completing the training may result in a paid 16 week Practice Coordinator rotation at UCSF
  • You will receive post-program job placement assistance provided by JVS
  • Technology support may be available for participants


  • Must be a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Must be 18 years of age or older and interested in securing meaningful employment with opportunities for economic growth
  • Must be able to provide a U.S. high school diploma, GED, or equivalency with translation
  • Should have a valid authorization to work in the United States, such as U.S. citizenship, permanent residency, or an employment authorization card
  • Must be available and present for the entire duration of the program
  • Must be in good standing with San Francisco State University and San Francisco State University College of Professional & Global Education
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must have strong customer service experience and administrative skills
  • Must be able to provide updated immunization record and pass occupational health screening
  • Must provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination
  • Prior to applying, please review JVS’s full program eligibility requirements and FAQ.

What You’ll Learn

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  • Key elements of healthcare administration including operations, policies, and more
  • Interpersonal and customer service best practices, including front desk reception, telephone procedures, and email etiquette
  • Best practices for organizing and managing patient panels, appointments and scheduling
  • Fundamentals of medical terminology, medical billing, coding, and handling electronic medical records
  • Refresher on Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis on Excel, Outlook, Teams, and Word for increased productivity
  • Best practices in job searching, interview preparation, and crafting a high impact resume

Career Snapshot

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As of 2022, the average wage range for Practice Coordinators in CA is $19 – $29 per hour, with a 2021-2031 job growth projection of 15%.  

Some possible career pathways for this occupation include:

  • Health Technologist
  • Correspondence Clerk
  • Treatment Coordinator
  • Medical Records Specialist
  • Executive Assistant 

Our JVS cohort became like a family. We always supported each other and I looked forward to seeing everyone. I learned so much through the program and felt so supported through the process.

~ Melody, Practice Coordinator II

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