HEALTHCARE OPERATOR (O.S.S. CERTIFICATION):

The Healthcare Operator (OSS – Operatore Socio Sanitario) is currently one of the most sought-after professions for a quick entry into the job market.

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Why choose our Healthcare Operator (O.S.S. Certification) course?

The O.S.S. course by MD Academy prepares skilled healthcare professionals for a quick and frictionless entry into the job market.

  • 20+ years of experience in training highly qualified professionals.
  • Issuance of a legally recognized job title (Certificate of Professional Qualification) that is valid throughout Italy and in Europe.
  • Guaranteed apprenticeship in the best facilities and institutions in the area, with a high employment rate.
  • Real job opportunities(98% of our students find a job right after completing this course).
  • You can count on our teachers and staff for all support regarding your studies and/or bureaucratic procedures.


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Why choose MD Academy as an Accredited Training Institution?

MD Academy is a Training Institution founded in 1999 and Accredited by the Lombardy Region with registration number 264. It offers highly professionalizing training courses with the aim of providing students with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform their profession efficiently and effectively. The added benefit is a highly innovative course delivery method through online lessons.



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Real job opportunities.

Healthcare operators (Italian: Operatore Socio-Sanitario, or O.S.S.) are among the most highly requested professionals in the socio-medical field at the moment. One quick Google search is enough to find numerous headlines detailing the thousands of O.S.S. hired by different regions in the recent months. We are proud to share that up to 98% of our former students finds a job as a healthcare operator right after completing our course - mainly at the facilities where they previously carried out their apprenticeship -, some even receiving an offer before obtaining the final certificate.



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Study and work at the same time.

We highly encourage our international students to work part-time while learning with us. For this reason, our course schedules are specially designed to leave students with enough time to balance both aspects. Many of our learners easily find a side job thanks to our relationship with a network of companies looking to hire. Lombardy is the most financially advanced and productive administrative region of Italy, with an abundance of job offers across a multitude of fields.



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How do I know if this is the right course and career for me?

Here are a few questions you should ask yourself that can help you determine whether you should become Healthcare operator:

  • Are you an empathetic person? Keep in mind a Healthcare operator's mission is to provide attentive care to people with social, psychological and medical needs. In order to do so effectively, you need to be able to establish a connection and feel empathy towards your patients.
  • Do you enjoy being part of a team and working with people? This is a crucial part for many Healthcare operators. You will probably find yourself working in close contact with other O.S.S., doctors, nurses, and you will spend time with several patients that need your care on a daily basis.
  • Does helping others give you purpose? This is probably the most common motivating factor that makes people pursue this career..


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Here is how it works

Our training programs last approximately 1 year. Want to know what studying with us in Italy for a year looks like?

IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY, BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL

  • Since all our courses are taught in Italian as of now, knowing the very foundations of the language (level A1) is required before you start your training (there will be an official exam, which is mandatory for all our international students looking to come to Italy). This is why we offer online Italian classes for beginners, taught by experienced native-speaking teachers. We highly recommend you sign up and get your Certification of Skills today!
  • If you want to come to Italy to study with us, you will need a student visa. Please read more about it here (https://italiancampus.mdacademy.it//apply.php).

ONCE YOU'RE IN ITALY

  • Arrival Week: you will have a few days to get used to the time zone, unpack, and explore the area. This is the ideal time to get familiar with the official course timetable.
  • First 5 Weeks (approx.): these will be dedicated to studying Italian (20 hours per week), with the aim of getting you to level A2. This will allow you to communicate in everyday situations and use basic vocabulary, as well as understand simple conversations. After the 6th week (approximately) you will keep studying Italian with our teachers, with the aim of reaching level B1. We recommend you also sign up for our B2 courses: an upper-intermediate knowledge of the language will be a great addition to your CV.
  • Course-specific Training: starting from approximately the 6th week, classes specific to your chosen course will start. You will be studying for a maximum of 28 hours per week total.
  • Apprenticeships: starting from approximately the 35th-40th week, you will start your apprenticeships (40 hours per week). You will still come to class at the academy in the meantime, and you will get the chance to share what you've learned during your apprenticeship.
  • We can help you find a part-time job: we can help you find a part-time job (for the duration of the program), thanks to our direct relationship with a wide range of companies, for an additional fee. This will allow you to earn some extra money for your stay in Italy.
  • Final exam: after completing both apprenticeships successfully, you will be examined by an external commission appointed by Regione Lombardia. Upon passing the exam, you will receive a Professional Qualification title to work as an O.S.S. (Operatore Socio-Sanitario).



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Why choose our Healthcare Operator (O.S.S. Certification) course?

High employment rate. We are proud to share that up to 98% of our former students finds a job as a healthcare operator right after completing our course. MD Academy relies on a solid network of the best companies in the area that are looking to hire..

You can study and work at the same time. You can easily keep a part-time job for the mornings or evenings/nights while learning with us.

Get your official Professional Qualification. This highly specialized course will allow you to work as a Healthcare operator throughout Italy and in other European countries, such as Switzerland. This job title is a legal requirement in Italy to operate as an O.S.S.

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Study plan and Educational program

The Healthcare Operator (OSS – Operatore Socio Sanitario) is currently one of the most sought-after professions for a quick entry into the job market.

If you are an empathetic individual who finds purpose in helping others, this might just be the perfect occasion to change your life.

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Enrollment pre-requisites

In order to enroll, you must:

Be at least 18 years old.
Basic knowledge of Italian language (mandatory: A1).
Have a High School or University Degree, with declaration of value or certificate of comparability.

For more information, visit our "How to apply" section.

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Mediadream s.r.l. is an accredited body of Regione Lombardia for the Professional Education - Registration N° 264. and for Employment Services - Registration N° 114.

On the official portal of the Lombardy Region you will find the details of the MD Academy accreditations: Official file.

Approximately one year, including the theoretical part of the course (550 hours) + two apprenticeships (450 hours) for a total of 1000 hours.

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By the end of our course, you will have a certificate (Professional Qualification) that is officially and legally recognized by the administrative region of Lombardy. This title is required by law to work as a Healthcare Operator (Italian: Operatore Socio-Sanitario, or O.S.S.) in Italy.
You will be qualified to work in a diverse range of facilities and institutions related to

psychological, social and medical assistance

and caregiving across Italy and Europe, such as - but not limited to - nursing homes (Italian: residenze sanitarie assistenziali, or R.S.A.), daycare centers for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, or in clinics alongside nurses.

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Prior to attending classes in-person, we require our students to have obtained our Level A1 Certificate. This is a mandatory requirement for enrollment.
Once in Italy, in order to fully assimilate the learning material you will need to know basic Italian (A2 or higher). This is why our programs for international students include an Italian course (reaching level A2 is mandatory for the Data Science Software Development course).

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The only optional language course is for level A1. Please note, however, that while attending classes is optional for this course, taking and passing the related exam is mandatory.

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Yes. In order to sign up for our Healthcare Operator (O.S.S. Certification) course, you need to have at least a high school diploma or equivalent degree.

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Healthcare operators (O.S.S.) are among the most highly requested professionals in the socio-medical field at the moment. New public contests (Italian: concorsi pubblici) are published every month or so, including offers for permanent positions; one quick Google search is enough to find numerous headlines detailing the thousands of O.S.S. hired by regions in the recent months. As of June 2023, there are 300+ job offers for Healthcare operators in Lombardy that have been posted in the last two weeks on Indeed.com.

We are proud to share that up to 98% of our former students finds a job as a Healthcare operator rig14ht after completing our course - mainly at the facilities where they previously carried out their apprenticeship -, some even receiving an offer before obtaining the final certificate.

Contact us for more information: (+39) 3488614396.

Healthcare operators (O.S.S.) are among the most highly requested professionals in the socio-medical field at the moment. New public contests (Italian: concorsi pubblici) are published every month or so, including offers for permanent positions; one quick Google search is enough to find numerous headlines detailing the thousands of O.S.S. hired by regions in the recent months. As of June 2023, there are 300+ job offers for Healthcare operators in Lombardy that have been posted in the last two weeks on Indeed.com.

We are proud to share that up to 98% of our former students finds a job as a Healthcare operator right after completing our course - mainly at the facilities where they previously carried out their apprenticeship -, some even receiving an offer before obtaining the final certificate.

Contact us for more information: (+39) 3488614396.

The curricular apprenticeship offered by the facilities and companies that we work with is an integral part of the learning journey, aiming to provide students with fundamental skills and knowledge needed to carry out their job efficiently and effectively.

You will be able to learn first-hand what it's like to work as a Healthcare Operator, what is expected of you, and practice with the support of your co-workers. This means you will get to assist patients and handle real cases, all in preparation for your future career.

Your working days and hours will follow the usual shifts of the facilities you will be assigned to, for a total of 450 mandatory hours divided between two different workplaces.

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You can determine your preferred facility for your apprenticeships with the help of our educational coordinator. While we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned to the facility of your choice (due to factors that may be outside of our control), we will certainly take your preference into consideration.
Here are just a few examples of the numerous types of facilities and institutions where you may carry out your apprenticeships:
- Public or private hospitals, clinics
- Public or private schools, kindergartens, pre-schools
- Daycare centers for the elderly, people with disabilities or chronic illnesses
- Nursing homes and residential homes for the elderly or people with disabilities
- Residential homes or daycare centers for minors
- Non-profit organizations
- Home assistance

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If you have at least completed your high school studies in Italy, then you are exempted from Italian classes and exams.

In all other cases, if you believe to already have a sufficient level of knowledge of the Italian language, then you can choose to not take Italian classes and only take the Italian exam for each level required. Please note that in the event that you fail the exam, you will need to sign up for language classes and retake the exam(s), as passing it is mandatory.

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You can pay for the course via PayPal or Bank Transfer

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