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This program will provide an opportunity for students to volunteer in Hospital areas/departments of need. While providing community service, students will gain specific knowledge of the hospital, as well as general knowledge of healthcare services and operations. This can be useful in helping secure acceptance to the desired field of study.
This program offers a unique opportunity for students to work in the hospital environment while studying for a career in healthcare. Ohio County Healthcare will provide employment during the summer months; weekend and/or holidays for select students enrolled in the Work Experience Program. The positions will be paid at minimum wage or at the entry-level pay scale for the specific job classification.
The Student Extern Program will provide support for students in their final year of a program of study in a health care area. This requires approval of the academic institution. This program is primarily designed to assist the student with gaining needed clinical learning experiences. Consequently, the program will normally not be compensated. Students that have been approved for the Bring the Best Back Home Program will receive preferential placement, and may be considered for compensation on a case-by-case basis. Students involved in the extern program may also receive other assistance through the program.
Ohio County Healthcare will pay for educational expenses (tuition and books only) for approved students who are enrolled in a healthcare profession of need. The student will be obligated to employment with the hospital following completion of their education, there is no guaranteed job placement with OCH.
In the event that no position is available or if the student declines an offer of employment, the student will be expected to pay back monies advanced, together with interest.
This program will provide tuition forgiveness or repayment to approved students that have completed a degree in a healthcare profession of need, and are desirous to pursue employment with Ohio County Healthcare. Reimbursement will be tied to a specific commitment of service.
Programs are available to students that have applied and been approved for educational assistance and has agreed to a commitment of employment with Ohio County Healthcare.