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UVM Medical Center Partners Again with Vermont HITEC to Grow Phlebotomy Staff in Unique Train-to-Hire Apprenticeship Program

Applications for this no-cost training program due April 28, 2019

Burlington, VT: The University of Vermont Medical Center and Vermont HITEC, a not-for-profit education center, are now accepting applications for a no-cost 8-week Phlebotomy training program that will lead to guaranteed jobs upon successful completion. Up to 8 selected participants will attend an 8-week program starting June 3, 2019, with employment beginning July 29, 2019. There will be 6 part-time and 2 full-time positions available as Phlebotomists, enrolled in a Registered Apprenticeship with stepped-up performance-based wages. All positions are full-time or part-time with benefits at UVM Medical Center.

No prior healthcare knowledge or experience is required to apply, but candidates are required to have a High School diploma or GED. A Phlebotomist is an integral part of the healthcare team and properly obtains blood specimens from patients of all ages, using venipuncture and capillary collection. Phlebotomists work in multiple healthcare environments such as inpatient and outpatient settings.  A grant of $2,000 per student is available to support living expenses during the 8-week program.

Vermont HITEC has partnered with businesses to employ more than 1,600 individuals in the healthcare, information technology, business services and advanced manufacturing fields. Vermont HITEC's technical and professional training closes the skills gap between motivated workers and the organizations that seek them. The program is funded in part by the US Department of Labor, the Vermont Department of Labor, and the Vermont Department of Economic Development

The deadline for applications is April 28.  To apply, complete the online application on www.vthitec.org. For more information or assistance, contact: Katy Bacon, Project Leader and Mentor, Marketing & College Relations, via email: katy.bacon@vhitec.org or via phone: 802-872-0660.

Northwest Technical Center Program

The University of Vermont Medical Center has partnered with the Northwest Technical Center (NWTC) in St. Albans Vermont to develop a phlebotomy training and certification program

The Northwest Technical Center has been approved by the National Healthcare Association to offer the nationally approved Phlebotomy Technician Certification Preparation course and to be a testing site for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician examination. 

In order to sit for this certification, students must complete:

  • 84 classroom hours
  • 10 clinical hours 
  • The basic venipuncture requirements as stated by the National Healthcare Association

The 24-week training course is offered in st. Albans at the Northwest Technical Center and in Burlington at their Technical Center on North Avenue. The February classes meet at the Northwest Technical Center in St. Albans and May classes meet at the Burlington Technical Center. 

Each student will also complete up to 10 hours of clinical training in several local clinics or hospitals. A clinical experience at the University of Vermont Medical Center will be provided to three enrolled students selected via a lottery. NWTC will assist other students with their clinical placements. 

Phlebotomy at the UVM Medical Center

After completion of the training and certification, successful students will be given the opportunity to interview at the UVM Medical Center for open phlebotomy positions.

Phlebotomists are always in high demand. The UVM Medical Center has day, evening, night and weekend schedules. We also offer a career ladder that allows a phlebotomist to progress as their skill set grows. As the face of the lab you will have daily interactions with not only patients and families but other health care professionals.

For more information about the NWTC program, contact the Career Development Office at 802-527-0614.

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