Upon successful completion of PHB-110, students may enroll in PHB-111, Phlebotomy Clinical Practice Seminar, and PHB-112, Phlebotomy Clinical Practice. Students receive clinical experience during PHB-112.
Before clinical assignments can be made, students must obtain and/or provide:
Physical Examination, TB testing, and titers for viral conditions
Students are required to obtain a physical examination. The student is responsible for the cost of the physical examination, and all of the tuberculosis testing, blood test titers for Rubella, Rubeola, Mumps, and Varicella, and hepatitis B, immunizations specified on the physical examination form.
Students are required to submit to and successfully complete a specific 10-panel drug screen. Unsuccessful completion of the drug screen requirement may prohibit a student from receiving a clinical assignment, pending physician review of the results.
Students are required to have personal health insurance for the duration of their clinical rotation.
Criminal Background Checks
In order to comply with certain state statutes and/or clinical affiliation agreements, students are required to successfully complete a criminal background check. Students who have an arrest or conviction on their record should consult an attorney regarding expungement procedures. A “clear’ criminal background result is required in most cases.
Students are required to be CPR for Basic Life Support certified via the American Heart Association. Students who are not already CPR certified must obtain CPR certification as a separate activity during PHB-110. Moraine Valley offers CPR for Basic Life Support training through the Workforce Development. The course number is AH8-039. For more information on CPR for Basic Life Support, please contact Corporate, Community and Continuing Education (CCCE) at (708) 974-5433. Students are financially responsible for the CPR training required.
A US high school transcript or a GED certificate showing date of graduation must be submitted to the clinical coordinator prior to the start of the second half of the program. An evaluation of foreign transcript demonstrating equivalency to US high school is also acceptable.
HIPAA Confidentiality Training
Students are required to successfully complete HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Confidentiality) training at MVCC. The training session is free and offered in Career Programs.
Rotation and Facilities
The clinical rotations include 120 clock hours of training at one of the program's clinical affiliate sites. Clinical internship rotations are staggered throughout the semester and assignments are decided by early completion of all pre-clinical requirements. Whoever completes pre-clinical requirement first, selects a clinical assignment first, including dates and location. Most students end up with their first or second choice of clinical assignment.
Moraine Valley’s strong reputation allows us to host clinical internships at high-quality health care facilities including:
- Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center, Oak Lawn
- Advocate South Suburban Hospital, Hazel Crest
- DuPage Medical Group, Blue Island, and Tinley Park
- Edward Hospital, Naperville
- Franciscan Health, Olympia Fields
- Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Harvey
- Lawn Medical Center, Oak Lawn
- Little Company of Mary Hospital, Evergreen Park
- Little Company of Mary Care Station, Oak Lawn
- Metro South Medical Center, Blue Island
- Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
- Palos Health, Palos Heights
- Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Joliet
- Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Center, Naperville
- Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox
Per NAACLS accreditation standard “Service work by students in clinical settings outside of academic hours must be noncompulsory.” Students attending the phlebotomy clinical internship, PHB-112, do not participate in service work as stated in the PHB-112 Syllabus.
Students may work at a clinical site if that is also their employment. However, any work hours for which the student is paid may NOT be counted as clinical hours. Students may NOT be substituted for regular staff during their student experiences.