Apprenticeship Programs

Surgical Technologist / O.R. Tech

Surgical or Operating Room Technologists are members of operating room teams, which include the surgeon(s), anesthesiologist and circulating nurse. Surgical technologists work under the delegatory authority and supervision of the surgeon, unless prohibited by state law or hospital policy. You may be responsible for preparing the operating room, making sure all necessary supplies and surgical tools are sterile and ready, keeping track of all items used during surgery, providing other assistance during the operation, delivering the patient to recovery, cleaning up the operating room after surgery. You will have a thorough understanding of surgical procedures and the technical skills needed in an operating room.

Central Sterile Processing Technician

The central sterile processing technician plays a vital role in maintaining the cleanliness, functionality and inventory of health care instrumentation and equipment. Their work ensures that patients avoid infections and that doctors, nurses and allied health professionals are able to access the instrumentation and equipment they need immediately. As a central sterile processing technician, you are responsible for sterilizing instrumentation and equipment through a series of critical steps. You will have a strong understanding of microbiology and infection control, the principles and practices of sterile processing and decontamination procedures.

Certified Nurse Assistant

A certified nursing assistant, or CNA, helps patients or clients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) provide intimate, hands-on healthcare to patients in medical settings, helping with bathing, dressing and the basic activities of life. A day in the life of a CNA might also include: Turning or repositioning bedridden patients in long term care facilities, measuring patient vital signs, administering medications or treatments, as directed by a physician or nurse; clean and sanitize patient rooms, bathrooms, examination rooms, or other patient areas; document or otherwise report observations of patient behavior, complaints, or physical symptoms to nurses and apply clean dressings, slings, stockings, or support bandages, under direction of nurse or physician.

Medical Assistant

A medical assistant is an allied health professional that supports the work of physicians and other health professionals, usually in a clinic setting. They perform routine tasks and procedures such as measuring patients’ vital signs, administering medications and injections, recording information in medical recordkeeping systems, preparing and handling medical instruments and supplies, and collecting and preparing specimens of bodily fluids and tissues for laboratory testing.

Medical Office Assistant

Administrative medical assistants perform clerical work in doctors’ and hospital offices. It is their responsibility to keep all patient files organized and to maintain the front office. They file medical records and handle administrative duties, such as answering phones and scheduling appointments.

Behavioral Health Technician

A behavioral health technician helps doctors and nurses with the treatment of patients who have various behavioral problems, such as substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, mental instability and physical and emotional abuse. These professionals often work in hospitals, shelters and mental health facilities.

Community Health Worker

Community health workers (CHWs) are frontline public health workers who have a close understanding of the community they serve. This trusting relationship enables them to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. Community health workers also build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy.

Home Health Aide

Home health aides typically do the following: Assist clients in their daily personal tasks, such as bathing or dressing. Provide basic health-related services according to a client’s needs, Home health aides (HHAs) assist patients with completing important personal tasks such as dressing, bathing and a variety of hygiene needs. Tasks may include written documentation of patient care performed, patient’s condition, or problems to be reported to a supervising health care professional. Additional aspects of this position may include assisting clients to remain safe in their own homes by providing a higher level of assistance with minor cleaning and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) such as cooking, light housekeeping, and laundry.