A professional attitude and behavior must be maintained at all times during clinical rotations. Confidentiality must be maintained with no exceptions. IT IS HIPAA LAW! Unprofessional behavior or breach of confidentiality will be grounds for automatic dismissal from the pharmacy tech program. Health care leaves no room for violations in either of these two areas. Information obtained at clinical sites must be kept in the strictest of confidence. Situations may be discussed within the class; however, no information is to be shared outside the classroom or clinical setting. A positive attitude and strong work ethics will be expected at all times when at the clinical sites. You will treat all staff and health care professionals with respect and courtesy. There will be not sitting around in the lobby, break room, etc. You will work steadily for the length of time you are present at the clinical site. As there are a minimum of 50 clinical hours required (10 of which must be in a hospital pharmacy), you may be requested to perform weekend and/or clinical rotations during holiday breaks.. Your schedule will be determined by the Health Professional Mentor, the instructor and you. Once the schedule is set you will be expected to work during the scheduled times. If for some reason you must be absent you must call your mentor/supervisor, and the instructor in a timely manner that you will be absent. The first “no call, no show,” will be acknowledged with a written warning (with copies sent to parent/guardian). The second offence will result in cancellation of clinical rotation and grade for the course will be affected accordingly. Cancellation of clinical rotation for any cause (except with instructor permission; example: prolonged illness) will result in the student’s ban from further health science classes.
Grading: Must maintain a minimum average of 70% to progress in course.
Student will work on textbook assignments and online activities independently but must progress under the supervision of the instructor. Instructor will be available to answer questions and administer exams once student has completed specific modules. Course grade will be based on the scores on exams taken following assignments and on-line instruction of each module and clinical evaluations.
Grading Scale Grading Criteria
A 100-90 Exams – 50 %
B 89-80 Quizzes/projects – 30%
C 79-79 Homework – 20%
D 69-60 Clinical/ skills – PASS/FAIL
NOTE: Discipline issues/ absences may result in dismissal from the training program.
Communication: Please stay current with updates and reminders from your teacher about this course by receiving one way messages. Please join our “Remind Group” for this course by texting @phlebo to 81010
NATIONAL HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATION (NHA) Phlebotomy certification
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam. The exam costs $105 and may be taken at our school at a scheduled time determined by your instructor(probably in early April) This exam consist of 125 multiple choice questions ( you have 2 hours and 10 minutes to complete) If you do not pass the test the first time, you can retake in 30 days. You have two chances to retake the exam. Candidates that are unsuccessful after these two attempts will be required to wait one year before testing again. A list of the Examination Content will be provided. A practice test is optional and is strongly encouraged.
Students are expected to attend class and be punctual. An absence is defined as coming to class or leaving class early by more than 15 minutes. Two episodes of tardiness or leaving early (less than 15 minutes) will be counted as an absence. Students accumulating more than five excused absences within any nine-week period will have two points deducted from class participation grade for each additional day absent over those five days. As participation is 10% of overall grade, excessive tardies or absences could result in drop of a letter grade during any nine-week period.
On clinical days, you are expected to dress in maroon scrubs and optional lab coat with school patch on left sleeve. Clean, white socks and shoes with name tag at all times. Hair should up, off the collar and secured and hair bow in (females only). Uniform should be clean and wrinkle-free. NO jewelry except a watch (wedding band permitted if married). Nails should short and clean with clear polish only. Makeup should look natural and appropriate for a healthcare professional.
1.No talking while the instructor or other students are talking. We will conduct major discussions; however, only one person at a time will talk.
2.Snacks and drinks will be allowed in the classroom as long as garbage is disposed of and messes are not created. Should this happen, snack privileges will be terminated.
3.You are to be in the classroom and in your seat when the bell rings. If you need to go to the bathroom, get something to drink, etc. it must be done prior to the bell ringing.
4.Obey all safety rules and regulations.
5.Obey all high school rules and policies.
6.Only one student at a time will be permitted to leave the classroom to go to the restroom. The hall pass must be taken and returned to its proper place upon returning to the classroom.
7.Cheating or copying other’s homework will not be tolerated. Any assignment that the instructor has found the student cheating or copying, both the student and the one allowing the copying will be given a zero. No horseplay, riding chairs, pushing, shoving, etc.
8.All chairs are to be pushed in prior to leaving the classroom.
9.You are not to enter the lab without the instructor’s permission.
10.No lying around in the hospital beds during break times.
11.Make sure the classroom/lab is cleaned and equipment and supplies are put away before leaving. If the lab is cluttered, we cannot work there safely.
12.Watch your language! You cannot use foul and offensive language in the workplace; therefore, you cannot use it here!
13.Be courteous to teachers and fellow students.
14.There will be no talking about, gossiping, or mistreating fellow class members.
15.We are family, thus we will show respect for one another as a family should.
16.Professional attitude and behavior will be maintained at all times during class. We are training to be future health care providers and professional behavior must be practiced at all times.
17.No cell phones, MP-3 players, IPods, etc. permitted in the classroom. If you are carrying them, they must be turned off and out of sight. If you are caught with them on and using them they will be added to my permanent collection.
18.No applying makeup during class. I may also add that to my collection if it is out of your purse.
19.No video games, card playing, etc. in class.
20.The computer stations are not to be used for surfing the net and playing computer games. Students will not be on the computer unless specific projects are assigned and computer use will be closely monitored.
21.No hanging out in the bathrooms prior to or during class. You may be excused if it is an emergency but otherwise you should wait until breaks between classes.
Course expenses (approximate): Uniform/scrubs - $40
Lab coat - $30
prep test (online) - $40
National exam - $ 105
** all travel expenses to be paid student / this is a non-paid internship for training purposes only.
Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities and Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO)
The Education Cabinet, the Department for Workforce Investment and the Office of Career and Technical Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational services and/or employment. The Education Cabinet provides, upon request, reasonable accommodations including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs and activities. To request materials in an alternative format, contact the Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator in OCTE or Norb Ryan at NorbJ.Ryan@ky.gov. Persons with hearing-and speech- impairments can contact the agency by sing the Kentucky Relay Service, a toll-free telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD). For voice to TDD, call 1-800—648-6057. For TDD to voice, call 1-800-648-6056.
The Office of Career and Technical Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, or religion in admission to education programs, activities, and employment practices in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (revised 1992), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and shall provide, upon request by a qualified disabled individual, reasonable accommodations including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford individuals with a disability an equal opportunity to participate.
For more information, contact Mr. William Denton, Office of Career and Technical Education, 20th Floor CPT, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, (502) 564-4286. Mr. Denton can also be reached through his e-mail address: WilliamJ.Denton@ky.gov.
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