Careers at Lifespan Health System

Phlebotomy Training Program

The Workforce Solutions, Training, and Teamwork (STAT) Patient Support Specialist Program features a series of free, educational training and support services for those ages 18 and older. This program prepares its participants with the education and hands-on learning necessary to perform the duties to be patient services representatives and unit secretaries. The goal of the program is to meet industry needs by rapidly transforming a group of unemployed and underemployed entry-level Rhode Islanders into prepared, well-qualified healthcare professionals. 

Program graduates will have opportunities to secure employment at Lifespan after program completion and have access to a variety of benefits. Employment at Lifespan may allow you to advance over time to higher levels of education and employment in the high-demand healthcare industry.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Recruitment is now in process. Please attend an upcoming info session to learn more:

  • Monday, March 11, from 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 28, from 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 11, from 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 18, from 10 to 11 a.m.

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

Attend an info session

Meeting ID: 842 1923 8628

Passcode: 563238

A woman of color, wearing a mask, sitting at a career training session

How to Register

For information about the next cohort, submit this Workforce STAT Interest Form and you will be notified by email when the next program is scheduled to begin.  

Sign up online

More about the Phlebotomy Training Program

Each cohort of students complete a free program consisting of: 

  • Classroom training 
  • Hands on experience at a Lifespan affiliate
  • Structured work-readiness training and workshops to build employability skills
  • The possibility of employment upon successful completion of the program

Job Responsibilities

  • Obtains blood samples from patient according to venipuncture puncture technique.
  • Performs various functions associated with the laboratory computer system to assure proper collection and documentation of patient specimens. 
  • Verifies identity of patient following established procedures.
  • Obtains patient demographic and health insurance information for registration and billing requirements. 
  • Prepares samples appropriately for transport by courier to laboratory for testing and analysis and ensures samples are delivered in a timely manner.
  • Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies required. Reorder as appropriate to meet anticipated needs.

Program Completion Requirements

  • Attendance is mandatory. Students who miss workshops, internship, or class could be subject to dismissal from the program.
  • A certificate will be awarded to those candidates who have successfully completed the program.