Medical center to offer LTC aide class with employment opportunity

Greene County Medical Center’s long term care facility has partnered with Iowa Central Community College to offer nurse’s aide training in conjunction with being employed at the medical center as a universal worker in long term care.

The program, with a start date of Oct. 1, will allow those interested in becoming a certified nurse’s aide to receive tuition and certification testing fees, covered by the medical center, as part of their employee education reimbursement plan. As a universal worker, experience in the long term care setting will be ongoing during the education program.

The course, 75 hours with 90 percent required attendance, is completed over 22 days of classroom and clinical time. It will be designed around part-time or fulltime work options. The course will be taught by medical center personnel, including long term care nurses Carol Christensen and Vicki McCool, certified MDS coordinator Deb Schoon and public health nurse Laine Custer.

Participants will be expected to honor the required 12-month employment requirement, or tuition and testing fees will be expected to be repaid to the medical center. Course and testing fees are valued at $500.

For more information about employment at the medical center, contact Human Resources at 515-386-0190 or long term care director Lori Harrah at 515-386-0207.

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