The Southland Health Careers programs are designed to provide the technical skills and knowledge to become successful in the student’s health care field of choice.
Interested in a health career? If you currently possess a CMA, CNA, or other healthcare certification and/or are unemployed or under employed you are invited to apply for Community Health Worker certification.
The Community Health Worker Certificate Program is a 120 hour program, designed to prepare individuals for work in community-oriented health and social service fields. Community Health Workers provide health education, information and referrals and advocacy in both clinical and community settings. Job placement assistance will be provided.
Training for the first cohort begins March 1, 2016. Classes run daily, Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please call 708.756-1000 Ext: 53442 for more information.
A CNA is a certified nursing assistant. As a nursing assistant, you will take care of individuals in hospitals, homes or long-term care facilities. There are nearly 1,800 jobs available annually in Illinois for CNA’s. With the aging baby boomer population, this field is expected to keep growing. One of the biggest benefits of this healthcare role is its flexibility in shifts and hours worked.
This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes, among other things, preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, aspects of phlebotomy, and the cardiac life cycle.
Southland Health Care Forum receives funding through the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program. Clinical Medical Assistant, Certified Nurse Assistant, and Nursing training programs are funded by Grant #90FX0026 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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