The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Workforce Readiness Institute

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Workforce Readiness Institute (D-H WRI) offers a number of programs to help you launch or advance your career in healthcare.

D-H WRI Training Programs
Student Observation, Practicum & Research Requests
Other D-H Employment Opportunities

Due to the current COVID-19 Health Advisory, dates/times are subject to change based on national, state, and local guidance. We will update information on our website regularly with any revised program dates, information sessions, and newly scheduled programs. Stay healthy and safe – The Workforce Readiness Team

Work. Learn. Grow.

Would you like to make a difference every day? Do you like working with people and being a valued member of a team?

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Workforce Readiness Institute (D-H WRI) offers a number of programs to help you launch or advance your career in health care. Our Student Handbook and Catalog can be found HERE.

Our programs are built on these key pillars:

  • Full-time employment with benefits
  • Technical and professional skill development
  • Access to college credit
  • National certifications and recognition

As New Hampshire’s only academic health system, we support a culture of continuous learning and are committed to welcoming learners into our teams.

individuals have been trained through a D-H WRI program
D-H WRI programs that lead to a nationally recognized credential and/or college credit
of our apprentices are veterans
of training program graduates were hired within the D-H Health system

Our Programs

Nurse Assistant Training Program

Nurse Assistants (NAs) are a vital part of the inpatient care team. Working directly with nurses, doctors and other medical professionals, NAs promote and provide compassionate patient care through a variety of activities including taking vitals, assisting with activities-of-daily-living, ambulating and positioning patients, and ensuring that medical carts are stocked and supplied.

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Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program

Medical Assistants (MAs) perform a variety of administrative and clinical tasks as an integral part of the clinical care team. They interact directly with patients under the supervision of a provider and/or nurse manager.

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Ophthalmic Assistant

Ophthalmic Assistant Training Program

An Ophthalmic Assistant (OA) works alongside Eye Doctors, Ophthalmologists or Optometrists, to provide patient care. OAs ensure providers have accurate and complete information which helps them diagnose and treat patients. Successful OAs are detail oriented, have strong communication skills and are committed to providing exceptional patient care.

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Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship Program

Pharmacy Technicians (PTs) work collaboratively with Pharmacists, Nurses, Doctors, and Insurers to support a positive patient experience. PTs work in different areas across Dartmouth-Hitchcock including the Outpatient (retail), Inpatient (hospital) and Specialty pharmacies.

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Surgical Technologist Program

Certified Surgical Technologists (CSTs) are experts in hundreds of instruments, devices, tools, procedures and pathologies. They are responsible for protecting the sterile field in the operating room, assisting surgeons and the clinical team in the care of a patient during surgery, troubleshooting equipment, and anticipating needs during a procedure.

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High School and Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

Paid summer internship opportunities are available for high school and undergraduate students who are interested in exploring healthcare careers in clinical, administrative, research and operational tracks. Interns gain valuable work experience while putting their academic studies into practice.

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