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What is a phlebotomist?

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.

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Where will the phlebotomy training classes be held?

The classes will be offered across the WellSpan System on a rotating basis. Please see the schedule below.

WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital and WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital
The class room portion of the program will be held at WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital’s Donor Center (750 Norman Drive Lebanon, PA 17042). Clinical portions of the program will rotate between WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital and several WellSpan annexes in Lebanon and Lancaster counties.

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital
The class room portion of the program will be held at WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital Education Rooms (147 Gettys St. Gettysburg, PA 17325).  Clinical portions of the program will rotate between WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and several WellSpan annexes.

WellSpan York Hospital
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.

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital and WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital
The class room portion of the program will be held at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital’s Education Rooms (112 N 7th Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201). Clinical portions of the program will rotate between WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital, WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital and several WellSpan annexes in Franklin County.

What hours will classes be held?

WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital and WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital
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.

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital
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.

WellSpan York Hospital
Class times will be from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Clinical hours will vary according to location (5:00 AM – 1:30 PM; 5:45 – 2:15 PM or 7:30 -1:30 PM). Please note: Students must provide their own transportation to and from clinical sites.

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital and WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital
Class times will be from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Clinical hours will be from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for both inpatient and outpatient locations. Please note: Students must provide their own transportation to and from clinical sites.

When will the next classes be offered?

Location Class Dates Application Deadline
Gettysburg Hospital August 31 - October 16, 2020 June 15, 2020
York Hospital September 14 - October 30, 2020 June 15, 2020
Good Samaritan Hospital October 5 - November 20, 2020 July 15, 2020
York Hospital  January 11 - February 26, 2021 November 15, 2020
Chambersburg Hospital  March 1 - April 16, 2021 December 15, 2020
Gettysburg Hospital April 26 - June 11, 2020 February 15, 2021

How long is the training?

The course lasts for seven weeks.

How much does the training cost?

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.

What is involved in the training?

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.

What are the admission requirements?

A high school diploma or GED is the minimum educational requirement.
Applicants selected to interview may be required to take additional testing.

Physical requirements include:

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

How many students are selected for the class?

Due to the extensive individual training received at our clinical sites, we will select between 4 and 8 students for each class. This is dependent on the availability of staff to provide one to one clinical training at each location.

What will be the outcome of successful completion of the program?

Each student will receive a certificate of completion and be eligible to take the certification exam for Phlebotomy Technician offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Students who complete the course and are certified by ASCP are eligible for a sign on bonus of up to $1250.00 if they are hired as a phlebotomist at any WellSpan facility within 6 months of completion of the program

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