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Announcements: A New Partnership Between SCCPSS and St. Joseph’s/Candler Will Create On-The-Job Training Opportunities for Students as Patient Care Technicians

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A New Partnership Between SCCPSS and St. Joseph’s/Candler Will Create On-The-Job Training Opportunities for Students as Patient Care Technicians  

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A new partnership between St. Joseph’s/Candler and the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System will give high school students at Beach and Woodville-Tompkins the opportunity to receive paid on-the-job training as a Patient Care Technician.

 

The PCT Apprentice Program will begin with five students in the first year. The students will work at least 20 hours a week in a variety of clinical departments.  The students chosen for the program are already on the PCT track of the schools’ workplace learning programs.

 

Students in the PCT Apprentice Program will:

 

·         Provide bedside care for SJ/C patients (including monitoring vital signs, assisting with meals or bedding, changing bandages, and other duties dependent on patient needs)

·         Receive the prevailing wage for a new PCT ($10-$12/hour)

·         Work in a variety of clinical departments and hospital units such as intensive care and outpatient surgery

·         Support and receive guidance from nurses and professional staff

 

As healthcare needs continue to grow along with an aging population, PCT’s serve an essential role in hospitals and nursing homes, and the field is expected to continue growing. Similar to the City of Savannah’s Summer 500 program, the PCT Apprentice Program was developed to give students a unique, hands-on experience in patient care under the guidance of Savannah’s most dedicated healthcare professionals. SJ/C expects to invest up to $100,000 in this program, and is looking to expand its focus beyond clinical careers.  

 

The 100 Black Men of Savannah will also partner in this program, providing the students with onsite mentoring, resume-building help, and assistance in finding and gaining future employment. See photos from the announcement here.

Expires

2/25/2025 
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