Careers at Lifespan Health System

Free Career Training Programs

Are you interested in nursing or mental health? Are you looking for a career in healthcare? 

Lifespan’s Workforce Solutions, Training and Teamwork (STAT) program offers free education to under- and unemployed adults (18+) to become certified for entry-level health care positions in the fields of nursing, mental health, pharmacy and more. All programs are designed to be fully comprehensive, including in-field learning, job skill training, financial support for barriers to employment, and case management services. 

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Programs are offered in the following fields:

Medical Assistant Training Program 

Medical assistants play an essential role on a patient’s care team. This program, in partnership with Rhode Island College, provides students with practical work experience and networking opportunities, work-readiness training and workshops, classroom and internship training, and more. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to sit for the National CCMA exam. 

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Mental Health Worker Training Program

The field of behavioral health features a variety of professions, each offering several career paths at both Bradley Hospital and Gateway. You will gain practical work experience with in-person training and internship opportunity with local Lifespan affiliate partners. In addition, you will participate in work-readiness trainings to build employability skills. Students who successfully complete this program will have the following certifications: AHA Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider, AHA First Aid, and Mental Health First Aid. 

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Nursing Assistant Training Program 

Being a Nursing Assistant is a rewarding health care position with a range of job opportunities in a variety of work settings and patient populations. Each cohort of students will participate in classroom training with partnering institutions, hands-on experience at a Lifespan hospital, clinical rotations, and a four-week unpaid internship. Participants will achieve their AHA Basic Life Support certification and, after successfully completing the program, the possibility of full-time employment.

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Pharmacy Technician II Training Program

Pharmacy Technicians provide meaningful care for patients. This program, in partnership with Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), provides students with an externship experience at a Lifespan hospital, classroom learning and labs at CCRI, networking opportunities, work-readiness training and workshops, and more. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Pharmacy Technician II license. 

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