Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center will offer a phlebotomy class in October.
The class provides participants an opportunity to expand their skill base and seek additional employment opportunities. Upon completion of the certification program, participants will be able to successfully phlebotomize patients, collect basic laboratory specimens, and understand basic concepts of laboratory tests. Candidates qualify to take the national American Society of Clinical Pathology exam after one year of employment at a CLIA certified laboratory.
The class will take place on October 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29. Each class will meet from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The training will be held at the Gilcher Building in the Barton Room. After completion of the initial class, all participants will then be scheduled for 64 hours of hands-on training at an Ephraim McDowell Health facility that must be completed by December 4, 2020.
The cost is $850 and class attendance is mandatory. This includes the cost of the textbook and supplies.
Applications can be picked up beginning September 4 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center’s, Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital’s or Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital’s front desk. Applications are due by September 25, 2020. For more information, please contact Carol Smith or Emily Turcea at (859) 239-2230.