Health Care Apprentice Program

The Health Care Apprentice Program was created to immediately alleviate and progressively diminish the current workforce shortage problem experienced by many hospitals and health care systems throughout the country. Our approach has been to establish a pipeline of dedicated students attending or graduated from accredited colleges and Universities to serve in a one year clinical apprenticeship at your facility. The Health Care Apprentice Program will target three main areas in order to provide a strong return on investment:

  • SUPPORT: Interns will provide hands-on support for all current staff and serve as a pool of highly qualified applicants for open entry level positions.
  • SAVINGS: The Apprentice program can be used to generate revenue through various modalities customized for each facility. Details given in first meeting.
  • SATISFACTION: The Apprentice program is designed to improve both staff and patient satisfaction.

Each quarter, only the brightest and most dedicated students are selected and invited to participate in our training program. Upon completion of the training and successful passing of the qualifying exam, each apprentice will be active, proficient and knowledgeable, to better support each member of your staff.

The chief significance of this core program is that it represents a continuing commitment to general education in Health Care. It provides a great opportunity for both staff and interns alike. Program Data is collected daily to generate monthly, quarterly and annual reports to provide clients with a clear indication of the benefit and success of the program.

So What Can An Intern Do?
Each Apprentice/Intern is Health Care Provider CPR Certified from the American Heart Association and will rotate through pre-selected departments every three months. Apprentice duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Take vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory rate).
  • Provide direct patient care such as assisting with bathing, eating, dressing, and walking patients.
  • Turn and reposition bedridden patients to prevent breakdown of their skin.
  • Change bed linens.
  • Collect specimens for tests and take to lab.
  • Supply and empty bed pans.
  • Interact with patients and family.
  • Transport patients and equipment as needed.
  • Monitor patients and report any variances to normal to the nurse for further assessment.
  • Follow infectious disease precautions to prevent the spread of organisms.
  • Participation in special projects and hospital events.
  • Administrative and clerical duties.