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McLeod Health Advanced Nursing Assistant Training Program (Medical Surgical Tech Fast Track) in Florence, South Carolina

Advanced Nursing Assistant Training Program (Medical Surgical Tech Fast Track)

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Job Description

  • Job responsibilities include those listed in the competencies document.

  • Maintains a professional image and exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers in accordance with our Service Excellence Standards and Core Values. Keep the Service Excellence statement as first item.

  • Recognizes the normal signs (growth and development of aging) of the patient population indicated above and understands the requirements of assessment, treatment, and care of the specific age group(s).

  • Initiates and maintains the hygiene/ cleanliness of the patients, the patient's environment, and the unit environment.

  • Understands and recognizes appropriate storage and safety of medications such as (large volume IV's, alcohol, saline, medications in prepackaged kits).

  • Performs or assists with performing nutritional/ hydration interventions (feeding, providing fluids, H20 or snacks).

  • Identifies and communicates appropriate patient data to members of the interdisciplinary team.

  • Collects and records patient related data through the performance of direct care tasks.

  • Demonstrates continued professional growth through setting goals and participating in Evidence Based Tasks.

  • Utilizes appropriate health and safety to protect both the patient and staff.

  • Fosters an environment that demonstrates caring, compassion and respect for all patients, families and visitors.

  • Performs general transportation and courier duties as directed.

  • Participates proactively in problem solving initiatives.

Required Skills

Nursing Assistants work under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse to assist patients with their daily living activities and other healthcare needs. This course offers basic nursing assistant training as well as advanced skills instruction on how to perform tasks such as lab draws, foley catheter care, and wound care to name a few. McLeod Health acknowledges these advanced skills using the job title, "Medical Surgical Technician". If patient care interests you, this is an opportunity to jump start your career as a Healthcare Professional.

McLeod Health is offering this opportunity to folks who reside in Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, and Marlboro Counties. Applicants must meet SC Works, FDTC, and McLeod Health eligibility requirements. Student selection will be on a first come, first serve basis. Placement in the program is NOT guaranteed.

Training will be held at Florence Darlington Technical College in Florence, SC. at NO cost to the student. Successful completion of the training program merits a Medical Surgical Technician Certificate; registration to take State Nursing Assistant Certification Exam, and full time employment with McLeod Health.


A minimum of High School Diploma or GED

Successful completion of references, background, and employee health screening to include; but not limited to, physical strength test and drug screen.

Meet WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) eligibility requirements. Visit for a list of requirements

Training details & Work Schedule:

Class is tentatively scheduled to start January 11, 2021 and will last for approximately 6 weeks. Training will take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week from 9:00am to 3:00pm at FDTC - main campus on hwy. 52, Florence, SC

  • Must be available to successfully complete all aspects of the training program - approximately 132 training hours.

  • Class attendance is strictly enforced!

  • Tuition for the program is paid in full but there is NO compensation during the training cycle with FDTC.

  • MUST be able to commit to full time employment with McLeod Health. Part time and PRN employment status is not offered with this program.

  • Upon hire with McLeod Health as a Medical Surgical Tech Student, your starting hourly rate of pay will be $11.00. Once you complete 144 hours apprenticeship training on a designated floor/unit, your hourly rate will increase to $11.50.

  • Must be available, flexible, and willing to work 12 hour shifts; rotating (days and nights) OR straight night shift; including rotating weekends and holidays. Schedules are based on the patient care needs of the department.

  • Straight day shift and 8 hour shifts are NOT offered as part of the Medical Surgical Tech program and employment opportunity.

  • Must be willing to work as an MST on the floor or unit designated by McLeod Health Leadership upon hire.

  • Must be agreeable to perform and operate as a Medical Surgical Tech in any patient care environment as part of the job requirements.

  • Must be available to work whatever schedule is needed and designated by hiring manager. Request for a specific work schedule restricting availability to provide essential patient care and staffing support cannot be supported as part of this program opportunity.

** FDTC class schedule and McLeod apprenticeship training schedules are subject to change and at the discretion of Administration.

Job Location

Florence, South Carolina, United States

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Physical Address

Medical Office Building East - 101 William H. Johnson Street