Phlebotomists are allied health professionals who have been trained to collect a patients' blood, as well as to process other specimens, such as urine and stool for laboratory tests. They are the part of the clinical laboratory that is most often seen because they collect the ordered specimens prior to the actual laboratory testing.
Phlebotomists usually work in hospitals or clinical laboratories under the supervision of medical technologists or laboratory managers. The practice of phlebotomy generally refers to the collection of blood from a vein, but other microcollection techniques may also be used, such as those involving the use of a sterile lancet for piercing skin to draw blood from capillaries.
The class room portion of the program will be held at York Hospital TransLab Services (1803 Mt Rose Ave, Suite C-1, York, PA 17403). Clinical portions of the program will rotate between WellSpan York Hospital and several WellSpan annexes.
The class room portion of the program will be held at Gettysburg Hospital Education Rooms (147 Gettys St. Gettysburg, PA 17325). Clinical portions of the program will rotate between Gettysburg Hospital and several WellSpan annexes.
The course lasts for seven weeks.
Class times will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clinical hours will vary according to location (most sites are 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.). Please note: Students must provide their own transportation to and from clinical sites.
Class times will be from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Clinical hours will vary according to location (hours can vary from 5:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m. and 7:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.). Please note: Students must provide their own transportation to and from clinical sites.
The training consists of 60 hours of classroom learning and 160 hours of clinical training. This usually means four days clinical and one day of class per week. There will be an average of two hours per night for independent study.
The cost for the WellSpan Phlebotomy Training Program is $600. This will be collected 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the class. This includes the cost of textbooks and a CPR training class.
A high school diploma or GED is the minimum educational requirement.
Applicants selected to interview may be required to take additional testing.
Applicants will also be required to shadow a phlebotomist at work.
Due to the extensive individual training received at the collection sites, only six to eight students are selected for each class.
Due to the extensive individual training received at the collection sites, only five students are selected for each class.
Must be able to lift and carry up to 30 pounds
Must be able to stand or walk for up to 10 hours per day
Each student will receive a certificate of completion and be eligible to take the certification exam for Phlebotomy Technician offered by the ASCP.
To receive an application, please contact:
WellSpan York Hospital
1001 South George St.
York, PA 17403
Please note: Application does not guarantee an interview or acceptance into the program.
Classes are scheduled twice a year, usually in February and September.
Classes are scheduled twice a year, in April and August.
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