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Phlebotomy for Healthcare Workers

WPHL-002 Phlebotomy for Healthcare Workers (60 hours)
Fee: $1,298 includes National Health Career Association exam

Book Information:

  • Phlebotomy Notes: A Pocket Guide to Blood Connection (Required)
    By: Susan King Strasinger & Marjorie Schaub Di Lorenzo
    ISBN: 978-0803625945 (Spiral bound)
  • Phlebotomy: A Competency-Based Approach with Connect Access Card (Required)
    By: Kathryn A. Booth & Lillian Mundt
    ISBN: 978-1259386930

For more Information, please contact:

Workforce Development Office
Building 27, 1st Floor

Schedule

 Fall 2019

SectionDate
D21

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • September 16 - October 10, 2019
  • NHA Exam: October 21, 2019

Course Description

Springfield Technical Community College’s Workforce Development Center is offering a 60-hour training for individuals currently licensed in various medical fields in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to prepare and take the exam to become a certified Phlebotomist in Massachusetts. One must have current certifications in at least one, but not limited to the following healthcare roles:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Patient Care Technician (PCT)
  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Certified Electrocardiogram Technician (CET)
  • Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)

This non-credit course is aimed to prepare an individual currently working in a certified healthcare position to perform venipuncture and capillary puncture in order to obtain blood specimens for diagnostic procedures.

Prerequisites/requirements

  • At least 18 years of age within 3 weeks of the class start date.
  • High School Diploma or completed HiSet (Formally known as G.E.D.)
  • Must provide a copy or current license in good standing
  • Must be currently working in approved healthcare worker roles*
  • Must provide proof of working a total of 4,174 hours within three years.
  • Must provide a copy of current certification in good standing.
  • English grammar, writing, and speaking skills equivalent to at least the 8th grade level. (Assessment may be done at STCC.)
  • Students are required to submit Immunization / Immunity Documentation Requirements prior to the first day of training:
  • Tetanus, diphtheria and Pertussis (TDaP) vaccine within 10 years.
  • hepatitis B – evidence of three vaccination doses, immune titer results, or signed declination form required.

Major duties and responsibilities of the phlebotomist include:

  • Correct identification of the patient before collecting samples
  • Collection of the appropriate amount of blood by Venipuncture or skin puncture
  • Selection of the appropriate specimen containers
  • Correct labeling of all specimens
  • Appropriate transportation of specimens to the laboratory
  • Effective interaction with patients and other personnel in the workplace
  • Performance of computer operations and record keeping related to phlebotomy
  • Adherence to all OSHA safety regulations

Health History Forms & Requirements

The required forms can be obtained at the STCC Health Services link for Phlebotomy Students.   Phlebotomy Certification for Healthcare Workers Medical Records Requirements

Background Check Policy

Students enrolled in Health Professions Programs that involves potentially unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly, or which includes a clinical affiliation, internship, or field placement with a private or public healthcare provider, will be required to undergo state-wide and/or national criminal background checks, including but not limited to Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Record Information (SORI), Seven (7) year residential Search, and FBI Fingerprinting checks. Depending on the results of the background checks, a student may be deemed ineligible to participate in such academic or clinical activities, which may impact a student's ability to complete program requirements. Furthermore, please be advised that eligibility to participate in College academic and/or clinical activities following a background check does not guarantee your eligibility to sit for a professional credentialing examination(s) or employment upon graduation. It is your responsibility to contact the certification or licensure board for your particular healthcare profession to determine the standards that must be met for credentialing, licensing and/or employment in that field.

Suggested Enrollment Process

To Enroll Online:
  1. Click: On Line Registration
  2. Click on Search and Register for Workforce Training Classes
  3. Type in ‘Phlebotomy’ and hit 'Submit"
  4. Carefully click the SELECT box for the course that you want to take. There may be several choices so make sure you select the right course and dates.
  5. Enter your personal and credit card information. Your receipt will be immediately emailed to you. It should have the Building and Classroom for the course.
    • If it does not, check with our office at 413-755-4225 a few weeks prior to the class to confirm the room numbers.
  6. Come to campus as soon as possible for Medical Clearance information and to verify your current Healthcare License.
To Enroll in Person:

Go to STCC Building 27 / 1st Floor to register for the course or call 413-755-4225

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