Phlebotomy Technician - ApprenticeshipCareer Training & Experiential Learning Opportunity
Blood and specimen collection are an essential skillset in the world of healthcare, master them in just 11 weeks.
**PLEASE NOTE: This program is NOT available in the states of California or Washington. Many states have licensing or certification requirements for those performing the role of a Phlebotomist. This MedCerts program is aligned with and/or prepares candidates for certification or licensure in each state except California and Washington.
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What does a Phlebotomy Technician do?
Certified Phlebotomy Technicians collect blood and non-blood specimens for testing, so they can be analyzed in a clinical laboratory. Specimen tests are used to diagnose illness, evaluate the effectiveness of medications and determine whether a patient is receiving proper nutrition. You may work in clinical laboratories, hospitals, community health centers, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, blood donation centers and other health care facilities.
Entry Level Jobs Available In The US
According to Burning Glass jobs data, Phlebotomy Technicians will see available jobs grow 24.5% over the next ten years
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Phlebotomy Technician - Apprenticeship
Phlebotomy techs collect blood and non-blood specimens for testing, so that specimens can be analyzed in a clinical laboratory. Blood and non-blood tests are used to diagnose illness, evaluate the effectiveness of medications and determine whether a patient is receiving proper nutrition. They talk with patients to help them feel less nervous about having their blood drawn. Phlebotomy procedures include verifying the patient’s identity to ensure proper labeling of specimens and entry of information into a database. Keeping a clean, sanitary, and safe work environment is extremely important so they can avoid infection or contamination. Phlebotomists also assemble and maintain equipment such as needles and specimen containers.
Phlebotomists work in clinical laboratories, hospitals, community health centers, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, blood donation centers and other health care facilities. They are usually supervised by a clinical laboratory technologist or other medical professional. In medical and diagnostic laboratories, patient interaction is sometimes only with the phlebotomist. This allows a unique opportunity to positively impact patient experience.
The Registered Apprenticeship program is comprised of MedCerts online training programs as well as 2000 hours of on the job training with a sponsoring employer. MedCerts Apprenticeship programs combine class training and “on the job training” to provide individuals the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned with an employer to quickly become a strong contributor in the workplace.
**PLEASE NOTE: This program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the states of California or Washington. Many states have licensing or certification requirements for those performing the role of a Phlebotomist. This MedCerts program is aligned with and/or prepares candidates for certification or licensure in each state except California and Washington.
Knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, anatomy and physiology
Understand the responsibilities of patient care and monitoring, safety and compliance
Grasp the importance of customer service, communication skills and professionalism
Appreciate the role of HIPAA, OSHA, COLA and CLIA-waived testing
Collect blood and non-blood specimens for testing and analyzing in a clinical laboratory
Effectively communicate with patients, doctors and medical staff efficiently and understand the importance of bedside manner
Verify patients’ identity to ensure proper labeling of specimens and entry of information into a database
Assemble and maintain equipment such as needles and specimen containers
Keep a clean, sanitary and safe work environment
High School Diploma or GED
Web browser with internet connection
Course registration & payment
Expert-led video based training
eBook: Phlebotomy Worktext and Procedures Manual
National Certification exam fee
Dedicated Student Success Advisors
Tailored support based on performance & behavior
Exam preparation process
Career Services Advisor
Customer Service Professional I
This module is a unique and entertaining course designed to prepare individuals across all job titles with the core skills needed to satisfy customers of all types. Each customer, patient, or client is critical whether you work within a call center, retail store or pharmacy, medical office/clinic, or business office. No organization can afford to overlook or neglect the power of customer service skills. The course includes six (6) modules on topics such as Why Customer Service Matters, What Customers Want, Essential Customer Service Skills Part I and Part II, Handling Complaints and Dealing with Angry People, and Customer Service as a Strategic Marketing Tool. These modules are the components of the “Through the Customer’s Eyes” course that has been used to train a variety of front-line service providers across many industries and disciplines. Within each module, students are assessed on the topics covered. Students completing this course will attain the status of “Customer Service Certified” (CSC) as designated by the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE).
Appreciate why first-rate customer service adds value to every organization
Understand how to determine what the customer wants and provide confidence in your product
Know how to deal with complaints and apply the four core skills for high quality service
Create value and play a part in profitability through performance and productivity
Enhance your company's market position by demonstrating what differentiates your company from the competition
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.
Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
Phlebotomy is a comprehensive course with insight and focus on specimen collection for diagnostic testing in the healthcare facility, providing foundational knowledge required of an allied healthcare professional. Video-based lessons include fundamentals of phlebotomy with emphasis on infection control, safety, communication skills, patient care and preparation, venipuncture equipment and supplies, specimen collection, handling, transport and processing.
In this course, students are exposed to a variety of eLearning elements that allow for hands-on interaction with the screen for an engaging education. Simulations will provide the student opportunities to practice key phlebotomy skills performed in a medical facility. In addition to video-based instruction and simulation, a variety of other learning methods are utilized for engagement, entertainment and inspiration throughout training.
Recognize the importance of infection control and safety compliance with diagnostic testing
Understand the responsibilities of teamwork and communication skills in the healthcare setting
Appreciate the role of the Phlebotomy Technician in patient care, preparation and venipuncture
Identify proper organization and utilization of specimen collection equipment and supplies
Gain an understanding of blood and non-blood collections, handling, transport and processing
Total Program Duration
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