Grant provides health care job training for employees
As part of its commitment to diversity and employee development, OHSU has secured a grant that will offer fully-funded job training to up to 40 employees through the NW Promise Grant. Current employees who qualify and are selected will receive free training in one of the following in-demand health care jobs:
- Certified Nursing Assistant 1 and 2
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Coding
- Patient Access Services Specialist
- Pharmacy Technician
- Sterile Processing Technician 2
Managers are encouraged to refer and support any employees on their teams who meet the qualifications and are interested in applying. Employees must submit application materials no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 31, which include a recommendation form from the employee’s manager.
Visit this O2 page for details on the criteria to qualify and how employees can apply.
This program was developed by the OHSU-AFSCME Community Employment Committee as a part of both organizations’ commitment to increasing the diversity of OHSU’s workforce and providing development opportunities for employees. OHSU and AFSCME partnered with other local health care institutions and received a NW Promise diversity grant from the Department of Labor through Worksystems, Inc. Worksystems is a non-profit organization that pursues and invests resources to improve the quality of the workforce in the City of Portland and in Multnomah and Washington Counties.