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GREATER PHILADELPHIA HEALTHCARE PARTNERSHIP

Founded in 2005, the Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership (GPHP) is a highly successful, Training Fund-sponsored healthcare sector initiative of more than 120 employer, academic and workforce development partners, located throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware Counties, Southern New Jersey and Northern Delaware.

Since its inception, GPHP has trained more than 5,000 incumbent workers and unemployed Greater Philadelphia residents, developed an extensive curriculum of professional development courses, sponsored annual symposia for the health care community, advocated for sector partnerships at the state and federal levels, and managed grant-funded training projects in partnership with Training Fund-contributing and non-contributing employer partners.

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For more information, please visit greaterphilahealthcare.org


TRAINING OPTIONS

  • Apprenticeships
    The District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund has helped Pennsylvania employers across all sectors and sizes establish trailblazing new Registered Apprenticeship programs to build workers' skills, increase retention and staff loyalty, and improve patient/client care.

    Click here for more information about our Registered Apprenticeship programs

  • Clinical Programs
    A flexible, multi-skilled and highly-credentialed workforce has never been more essential to healthcare employers' success than it is today. GPHP's Clinical Programs help enhance the current skills and credentials of our employer partners' incumbent and newly-hired workers. Take advantage of discounted training rates on all of GPHP Clinical Programs, and start building a higher-skilled, more productive workforce at your organization today.

    For more information about training costs and scheduling, to inquire about training options not listed here, or to develop a customized training program that meets your organization's specific needs,
    contact GPHP Director Susan B. Thomas.
    Pharmacy Technician: 4-month course preparing students to assist pharmacists filling prescriptions in care settings including hospitals, community health centers, home infusion and mail order pharmacies. Offered at Breslin Learning Center; includes clinical assignment.
    Telemetry Technician: 3-month course provides basic theory, knowledge and skills necessary to analyze and interpret cardiac rhythms in a clinical telemetry setting. Offered at Breslin Learning Center; includes clinical assignment.
    CPR: Half-day program provides basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification. Offered on-site or at Breslin Learning Center.
    I/V: One-day program provides basic certification in intravenous (I/V) line procedures. Offered on-site or at Breslin Learning Center.
    Behavioral Health Technicians:8-month program which vets 21 credits at Philadelphia University and entry in Behavioral Health certificate, AA and BA programs.
    Best Practices in Dementia: Skill development for workers in institutional and home care; partnership with Jefferson.
    Nurse Aide: 152-hour Nursing Assistant training; customized programs for employers can be designed upon request. Advanced Nurse Aide and Advanced Home Health Aide training also available!.
    Practical Nursing: Leads to licensure; financial aid available.
    Infection Control/Workplace Safety: Free program offered through OSHA grant - many other free safety trainings available! Click here for a complete list of current safety training topics
    Safe Patient Lifting:For frontline nursing and direct care workers in institutional and home care settings.
    Community Health Worker: Offered in partnership with Temple U.
    Basic HIPAA Compliance: For workers' everyday needs.
    Pharmacy for MAs: Basic course to improve patient communication.
    Trauma Informed Care: New modular program for all patient-facing workers.
    ServSafe©: 16-hour program prepares dietary workers, or any worker handling food, food, for National Restaurant Association ServSafe certification exam; nationally-recognized certification is valid for five years. Offered on-site or at Breslin Learning Center.
  • Computer/Management/Soft Skills Programs
    To succeed in the twenty-first century healthcare workplace and help their employers meet Patient Satisfaction requirements, today's healthcare workers need to feel comfortable using technological resources such as the Electronic Health Record, in addition to mastering communication, teamwork and other soft skills. GPHP's Soft Skills and Computer Programs help these workers build the skills they need to succeed, while our Management Programs provide the in-depth training managers and supervisors need to perform at their highest level of competence.

    For more information about training costs and scheduling, to inquire about training options not listed here, or to develop a customized training program that meets your organization's specific needs,
    contact GPHP Director Susan B. Thomas.
    Communications: Half-day or customized modules, covering everything from the basics of effective communication to team-building and improving how groups work together. Offered at on-site or at Breslin Learning Center.
    Critical Conversations: Full-day program to learn and practice skills for communicating in sensitive situations. Offered on-site.
    Time Management: 3-hour program to help employees and supervisors manage priorities and work efficiently. Offered on-site.
    Customer Service: Full-day program teaching skills in managing customer interaction. Offered on-site.
    Leadership Modules: Full suite of supervisory courses and New Manager training available. Offered on-site or at Breslin Learning Center.
    Executive Coaching: Top-flight Executive Coaches for your participants to select.
    Electronic Health Record: Basic computer skills, Electronic Health Record Certification (entire course or individual modules), medical coding, EHR implementation and on-site employee coaching. Fully customizable to your system and your needs. Offered on-site or at Breslin Learning Center.
    Financial Coaching: Modular, customized financial literacy training for your employees. Offered on-site or at Breslin Learning Center.
    Basic Skills: Foundational literacy including reading, writing, math, college prep, GED/HiSET.
    Workforce Readiness: Job coaching, interviewing, resume development, career counseling.
    Performance Appraisal: Customized to teach your system to your employees. Offered on-site or at Breslin Learning Center.
     
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