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ATC, Phoebe sponsor CNA employment opportunity event

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Anyone who is interested in a career in the medical field can get some information on it today at Albany Tech.

Albany Technical College and Phoebe Health System are building on their partnership to train and employ more Certified Nurse Aides (CNA). 

An informational session for the CNA employee enrollment opportunity will start At 5:00 p.m., when candidates can drop by an ATC's computer lab to begin the application and financial aid process. The information session will begin at 6 p.m. at the Albany Tech Logistics Education Center Auditorium. 

Albany Tech and Phoebe created this collaboration earlier this year to encourage students to enroll in Albany Tech’s CNA program with the goal of being offered employment through Phoebe, if they complete the program and pass the certification exam. 

"This has been a great partnership so far, and we look forward to expanding it," said Melanie Finlayson, Phoebe Student Services Specialist. "We believe this will be a long-standing relationship that will benefit Phoebe, Albany Tech and southwest Georgians interested in working in the healthcare field."

Students must be at least 17 to qualify and scholarships, and financial assistance are available. The CNA program is designed to prepare students with rigorous classroom training and practice, as well as the clinical experiences, to perform a full range of patient care duties or services under nursing or medical direction. 

This includes taking vital signs, obtaining lab specimens, assisting with duties of daily living, observing and charting patient information, and reporting appropriate information to supervisors. 

"There is a shortage of Nurse Aides in the Southwest Georgia region, and this would help fulfill the need for both long- and acute care," said Katrenia Shivers, RN, Nurse Aide Coordinator/Practical Nursing instructor at Albany Tech.

For more info, call 229.430.3816 or 229.296.2570 or email aclement@ppmh.org .

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