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UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital and BOCES host Hospital Jobs 101 event

October 16, 2020

A virtual showcase of career opportunities at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital (CMH) will be presented by DCMO BOCES on October 21, 2020. The event, originally scheduled at SUNY Morrisville Norwich campus in March, was interrupted by the COVID -19 restrictions on large gatherings. The event will showcase a variety of jobs and career opportunities available at hospitals beyond those requiring a medical degree.

Chris Kisacky, Vice President of Service Coordination and Development at CMH commented on the event’s goal, “Our hospital is like a community with an opportunity for many people to play a support role. Entry-level opportunities such as customer service, housekeeping, transportation, facility maintenance, and security guards support the work of our medical team. Our goal is to share information about the rewarding opportunities available from a premier employer in the region.”

Using Zoom remote meeting tools, multiple presenters will discuss not only the job opportunities but also resources available to prepare for the jobs. Heather Montgomery, Coordinator of Health Occupations Programs at DCMO BOCES explained their role, “BOCES connects people to medical job preparation with programs like the Certified Nursing Assisting (CNA), Licensed Practice Nurse (LPN), and Phlebotomy. We also provide training for support jobs such as security, culinary, facility maintenance, equipment, and more. We joined this effort to raise awareness of the many career preparation opportunities we offer to both our high school students and adults.”

Other organizations are participating to share information about their resources to help with job readiness. CDO Workforce will present on the support options for dislocated workers and the many job search tools they offer. SUNY Morrisville will discuss their clinical jobs degree options and their new state of the art lab at the Norwich Campus. Funding opportunities to prepare for the job will be discussed, “Individuals who need to complete their high school equivalency or those who need support learning English as a second language, may qualify for free preparation and some Career & Technical Education programs. This event is an excellent opportunity to learn about resources available and to make the first connection with the team that can coach them along the way, “ said Montgomery.

Event participants, will have the opportunity to enter virtual rooms to target preferred topics such as human resources presentations, career preparation choices locally available, and especially the advantages of working for UHS, “From tuition reimbursement to opportunities for advancement, we are preparing to explain the reasons why a career at UHS has incredible potential for financial and professional growth, said Kisacky about the career track development system at UHS that allows employees to grow within the organization.

Perry Dewey, District Superintendent at DCMO BOCES commented on the leadership and support from UHS by saying, “This program demonstrates the benefits of developing partnerships with DCMO BOCES to promote jobs in our region. Efforts like this help us connect graduates to careers and we are so honored to join UHS in this endeavor.”

“For individuals who have limited or no access to technology, we are offering the opportunity to access the meeting at the DCMO BOCES Chenango Campus location,” said Montgomery.

More information about the free event can be found here and here.

To register for the event, click here.