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Start your career path to success though this joint career advancement and educational program. Partnering with Skills and Malcolm X College, RUSH has created an exciting opportunity for Chicago's unemployed and underemployed young adults. If you are between 18-26 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED, this is your chance to position yourself for immediate and long-term success.
Give yourself a competitive advantage by applying to this role through Skills for Chicagoland’s Future (Skills). Skills is a nonprofit organization that partners with organizations across the Chicagoland area to place unemployed and underemployed job seekers into companies. These employers are committed to hiring talent through Skills.
Why utilize Skills for Chicagoland’s Future as one of your job search sources?
Skills is free for job seekers. Any job seeker who Skills determines is a match for the role is interviewed by a member of Skills’ Talent Acquisition Team and provided with additional insights into the role. As you move through the hiring process, Skills is your advocate with the hiring company.
Rush University Medical Center, in partnership with Skills for Chicagoland’s Future and Malcolm X College has created an exciting opportunity for Chicago’s unemployed and underemployed youth to gain employment and education that prepares and qualifies them to apply for a Patient Care Technician (PCT) position at Rush. This fully-funded, 12-month program provides internal and external youth with the opportunity to obtain a Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA) certification through Malcolm X College and to partake in professional development experiences that will enable them to advance within the organization.
Rush is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the people and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, and research and community partnerships. The Rush system comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College.
The Patient Services Assistant performs a variety of non-clinical and environmental tasks under the direction of the Unit Director. The Patient Services Assistant must demonstrate the ability to care for all patients and participate in weekly classroom education. The training and skill level of the Patient Services Assistant is the career path for the Patient Care Technician and Certified Nursing Assistant program. The Patient Services Assistant must also exemplify the Rush mission, values, and act in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.
Working at Rush:
Program participants will work at Rush in an entry-level, non-clinical role while completing an 8-week BNA certification program at Malcolm X College. Upon completion, participants will qualify to apply to clinical positions within the health system, including PCT vacancies.
In addition to earning their BNA certification, participants will receive training and professional development experiences that will introduce them to advanced career opportunities within the healthcare industry for individuals interested in returning to school to obtain a degree.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The Process: I’m interested, what do I do now?
To participate, all interested individuals must apply through Skills for Chicagoland’s Future (Skills). Skills will then guide qualified applicants through the various enrollment and application processes. If you are ready to participate in this life-changing program, apply today!
Program participants will receive support and resources throughout the program from mentors and guidance staff.
Space in this program is limited! Apply now!
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.
Job Type: Part-time