Careers at Lifespan Health System

Free Career Training Programs

Are you interested in nursing or mental health? Are you looking for a career in healthcare? 

Lifespan’s Workforce Solutions, Training and Teamwork (STAT) program offers free education to under- and unemployed adults (18+) to become certified for entry-level health care positions in the fields of nursing, mental health, pharmacy and more. All programs are designed to be fully comprehensive, including in-field learning, job skill training, financial support for barriers to employment, and case management services. 

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Are you interested in one of Lifespan’s Workforce STAT Free Career Training Programs? Fill out the form to be notified when the next program opens.

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Available Programs

The following programs are offered:

Classroom Behavior Specialist 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. 

Bradley Schools are private, school-funded, educational programs for children and adolescents whose psychiatric and behavioral needs cannot be met in a public-school setting. The Bradley Schools provide innovative, comprehensive, and education services to support the academic and social-emotional development of students who present with mental health challenges.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Recruitment is open for the training! Please attend an upcoming zoom info session to learn more.

  • Tuesday, April 23, from 10 to 11 a.m. 
  • Thursday, May 2, from 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 9, from 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 16, from 10 to 11 a.m. 
  • Wednesday, May 22, from 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 6, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 13, 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

Please register for information about upcoming classes

Learn more about the Classroom Behavior Specialist Program 

Phlebotomy Training Program

Phlebotomists play a key role in patient care. Each cohort of students will participate in classroom training that includes hands-on experience at a Lifespan hospital affiliate and clinical rotation that ensures you obtain the skills necessary to begin your career as a phlebotomist.  Graduates who complete this program can expect to begin careers in this meaningful healthcare profession upon successful completion.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Recruitment is now closed for this program. Please check back for updates.

Please register for information about upcoming classes

Learn more about the Phlebotomy Training Program

Patient Support Specialist Program

Trained patient support specialists can work in non-clinical roles such as unit secretaries and patient support representatives. This program prepares its participants with the education and hands-on learning necessary to perform the duties to be qualified for these, and similar, positions. Training includes a wide variety of skills such as customer service, patient conflict resolution, patient education, knowledge of insurance, Electronic Health Records, phone etiquette, and various computing/software skills. Graduates who complete this program can expect to begin careers in this meaningful healthcare profession right away. 

Upcoming Information Sessions

Recruitment for the spring class has ended. Please check back for updates.

Please register for information about upcoming classes

Learn more about the Patient Support Specialist Training Program 

Mental Health Training Program

The field of behavioral health features a variety of professions, each offering several career paths at both Bradley Hospital and Gateway. You will gain practical work experience with in-person training and internship opportunity with local Lifespan affiliate partners. In addition, you will participate in work-readiness trainings to build employability skills. Students who successfully complete this program will have the following certifications: AHA Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider, AHA First Aid, and Mental Health First Aid.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Recruitment is now closed for this progam. Please check back for updates.

For a similar program, currently recruiting, visit the Classroom Behavior Specialist program.

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Learn more about the Mental Health Training Program

Nursing Assistant Training Program

Being a nursing assistant is a rewarding healthcare position with a range of job opportunities in a variety of work settings and patient populations. Each cohort of students will participate in classroom trainings through the Lifespan Nursing Assistant School, hands-on experience at a Lifespan hospital, clinical rotations, and a four-week unpaid internship. Participants will achieve their AHA Basic Life Support certification and, after successfully completing the program, the possibility of full-time employment.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Lifespan is recruiting for a certified nursing assistant (CNA) class scheduled to start in February! Please sign up to get more information about this opportunity below and attend a virtual info session to learn more. 

  • Wednesday, January 17 at 10 a.m.
  • Monday, Januray 22 at 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 25 at 12 p.m.
  • Monday, February 5 at 4 p.m.

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

Attend an info session

Meeting ID: 739 9596 2002 

Passcode: 23egv2

Please register for information about upcoming classes

Learn more about the Nursing Assistant Training Program

Medical Assistant Training Program

Medical assistants play an essential role on a patient’s care team. This program, in partnership with The Genesis Center or Community College of Rhode Island, provides students with practical work experience and networking opportunities, work-readiness training and workshops, classroom and internship training, and more. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to sit for the National CCMA exam. 

Upcoming Information Sessions

Recruitment is open for our September medical assistant class! Please attend an upcoming zoom info session to learn more.

  • Monday, June 10, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Friday, June 14, from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 19, from 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Monday, June 24, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 3, from 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Monday, July 8, from 1 to 2 p.m.

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

Attend an info session

Meeting ID: 915 2078 3814

Passcode: 130746

Please register for information about upcoming classes

Learn more about the Medical Assistant Program

Pharmacy Technician II Training Program

Pharmacy Technicians provide meaningful care for patients. This program, in partnership with Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), provides students with an externship experience at a Lifespan hospital, classroom learning and labs at CCRI, networking opportunities, work-readiness training and workshops, and more. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Pharmacy Technician II license. 

Upcoming Information Sessions

Recruitment for the upcoming March 2024 Pharmacy Tech II training is being postponed until further notice. Please check back periodically for updates and future training dates.

Please register for information about upcoming classes

Learn more about the Pharmacy Technician II Training Program