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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Are you interested in one of Lifespan’s Workforce STAT Free Career Training Programs? Fill out the form to be notified when the next program opens.

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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 The Genesis Center or 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. 

Upcoming Information Sessions

The Feb 2023 cohort is now closed to applicants. Our next MA cohort will begin in August 2023 and we anticipate beginning recruitment in May 2023. Informational session dates will be posted shortly once the calendar is available.

Please register for information about upcoming classes

Learn more about the Medical Assistant Program

Mental Health 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. 

Upcoming Information Sessions

The next cohort start date will be January 30, 2023.

Attend an upcoming information session:

  • Friday, 11/18 from 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Monday, 11/21 from  12 to 1 p.m.
  • Friday, 12/2 from 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, 12/6 from 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 12/13 from 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Monday, 12/19 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Thursday, 1/5 from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 1/10 from 3 to 4 p.m.

All information sessions are held via Zoom. Use the link and password below to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84219238628?pwd=MlRTZjZzOWhiNENqTEdLZjFaNWhLUT09.

Meeting ID: 842 1923 8628
Passcode: 563238

Please register for information about upcoming classes

Learn more about the Mental Health Training Program

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.

The next cohort start date will be Monday, January 9.

Attend an upcoming information session:

  • Tuesday, 11/1 from 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, 11/3 from 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 11/8 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, 11/10 from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, 11/17 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 11/22 from 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 11/29 from 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, 12/1 from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 12/6 from 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, 12/8 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

All information sessions are held via Zoom. Use the link and password below to attend: 

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73995962002?pwd=ZeK7vaW1FD6IAN1od_GquUghvAM3M-.1

Meeting ID: 739 9596 2002
Passcode: 23egv2

Please register for information about upcoming classes

Learn more about the Nursing Assistant Training Program

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. 

The Tuesday, September 6 cohort is now closed.

Please register for information about upcoming classes

Learn more about the Pharmacy Technician II Training Program