Earn While You Learn

Earn While You Learn


Join a culture that encourages growth, teamwork, diversity, pride, efficiency, and exceptional patient care. Whether you are starting your very first job or want to start a new career in healthcare, the Earn While You Learn training programs could be the place for you. 

Minimum requirements are a high school diploma or GED; no experience is required. Our programs provide structured coursework and on-the-job-training plus full-time benefits while training. If you are seeking a career that is rewarding, makes a difference, and is part of UVA Health, join one of the nation’s premier academic health systems.

Programs

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

    NEXT CLASS: June 13, 2022
    Spots are limited

    Training time: Three months

    Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) provide out of hospital medical care, and transportation to patients who are experiencing emergency events. The UVA Life Support learning Center (LSLC) provides EMT education based upon the national standards derived from the US Department of transportation, and is overseen by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services.  As part of the earn to learn program, candidates will be enrolled in an EMT program that is three months in duration.

    At the end of three months, you will be prepared to begin your career caring for the ill and injured at the top level 1 Trauma Center at UVA’s Emergency Department, or responding to medical emergencies in the community on one of our Medic V ambulances.

    Training Includes:

    • Basic anatomy and physiology
    • Introductory medical, legal and ethical knowledge
    • Patient assessment
    • Skill and knowledge development to safely deliver emergency care to patients across the life span: Infant to senior citizens
    • Skill-building to stabilize and safely transport patients
    • Immobilization and splinting of injured extremities and bleeding control
    • Basic pharmacology that includes medication administration in certain specific circumstances
    • Mass-casualty and disaster management
    • Scene safety and personal protection
    • Written and oral communication in the clinical context

    Methods of instruction:

    • Virtual didactic education via the Jones and Bartlett education platform
    • In person lab and skill building sessions using a 1:6 instructor to student ratio
    • In person patient care training using high fidelity mannequins and a 1:2 instructor to student ratio
  • Pharmacy Technician

    Training time: Four months

    Join a culture that encourages growth, teamwork, diversity, pride, efficiency, and exceptional patient care. Our team of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians focus on providing the best patient care, and work closely with all healthcare providers, including physicians, residents, social workers, and nurses. We connect with our community and serve a diverse population of patients. No pharmacy experience or licensure is required.Program

    Highlights:

    • When your training is complete, you’ll continue on in your position as a full-time employee of UVA Health
    • Graduates are well trained to meet high quality performance standards and are prepared to pass state and national certification exams. 
    • Important topics covered in the PTU curriculum include: medication error prevention and safety, calculations, pharmacology, community pharmacy practice, institutional pharmacy practice, federal law, and state specific pharmacy law.
    • Students are hired into operational positions within our Inpatient, Outpatient, and Specialty Pharmacy service areas
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

    NEXT CLASS: June 27, 2022
    Spots are limited

    Training time: Six weeks

    At the end of six weeks you will be prepared to begin your career caring for patients within our many clinical care areas.  There are many specialties to choose from—come explore your interests. This is the first step of a career path you control.

  • Phlebotomy Trainee

    NEXT CLASS: July 11
    Spots are limited

    We are hiring into our exciting Earn While You Learn program where you will be trained to become a Phlebotomy Technician. As part of the Earn While you learn program, candidates will be enrolled in a three month program with training and experiences that will allow you to work at UVA Medical Center alongside the best laboratory professionals, nurses, doctors, PCTs, and support staff.

    Highlights:

    • No degree or phlebotomy background required 
    • Full-time benefits and pay while training
    • Instructor-led course work with no out-of-pocket cost or student debt
    • Eligible for national certification exam with work experience 
  • Medical Assistant Training Program

    NEXT CLASS: July 25
    Spots are limited

    Training time: 9 weeks

    Work for the #1 hospital in VA -- University of Virginia Medical Center. We are hiring into our exciting Earn While You Learn program where you will be trained to become an outpatient Medical Assistant. As part of the Earn While you learn program, candidates will be enrolled in a nine-week program with training and experiences that will allow you to work at UVA Medical Center clinics alongside the best nurses, doctors, and clinic support staff.