Regional One Health is partnering with the Global Institute of Higher Learning to offer clinical skills training for non-clinical employees.
The program gives our employees a chance to grow in their careers, which is part of our mission to create an empowring, supportive work environment.
Regional One Health strives to create a work environment that supports employees who wish to grow and develop their professional skills, and a new initiative fulfills that mission by offering training for a variety of clinical careers.
The health system is partnering with the Global Institute of Higher Learning to offer programs in Phlebotomy, Medical Assistant, EKG, Pharmacy Tech, CNA, and Medical Billing & Coding.
Amber Carter, MPS, clinical placement coordinator, said current employees in non-clinical departments including food and services, environmental services, transportation, patient financial services, and security and parking are eligible for the program.
At an informational kickoff event at the end of 2023, over 100 employees expressed interest enrolling for spring classes. The Global Institute of Higher Learning will return to Regional One Health in early 2024 to take part in a career fair.
Carter said the program is a great way for the health care system to help its employees advance in their careers.
“The Global Institute of Higher Learning is unique in the fact that it is the official onsite school exclusively for Regional One Health employees. We have top tier talent in every area of the hospital, so promoting and retaining that talent is vital,” Carter said.
“Launching this initiative is important because it allows us to truly invest in our employees, giving them the opportunity to flourish and grow in various health care fields such as medical assisting, phlebotomy, and more. It is also a key component that speaks to the hospital’s values and aspiration to become an academic medical center.”
Carter added the program is highly flexible, with class options on weekends, days and evenings. In-person classes are held at Regional One Health, with hybrid and online options available. There will also be a fieldwork and community outreach component.
Programs will begin in January, February and March, and will last between 4-12 weeks.