Start your career path to success through 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. If you have a high school diploma or GED and are interested in entering the healthcare field, this is your chance to position yourself for immediate and long-term success.
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 to gain employment and education that prepares and qualifies them to apply for a Patient Care Technician (PCT) position at Rush. This fully-funded, 9-month program provides unemployed individuals with the opportunity to obtain a Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA) certification through Malcolm X College over the course of 8-weeks and to partake in professional development experiences that will enable them to advance within the organization in 9-12 months .
How it Works:
- 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, at no cost to them . 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.
- High school diploma or GED equivalent is required
- Acceptance into the Pivot to Success partnership program with Skills for Chicagoland’s Future
- Successful completion of internal and department screening/training
- Ability to work a flexible schedule
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to walk throughout Medical Center and to be standing or walking most of the designated shift
- Capability to interact effectively with others in difficult situations
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a variety of tasks
- Demonstrates ability to take initiative and follow directions
- Excellent communication and customer service skills
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, click “Apply Now” below!
Space in this program is limited! Apply now!
ABOUT SKILLS FOR CHICAGOLAND’S FUTURE
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.