Location: Akron, Ohio
About Akron Children's Hospital
Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at akronchildrens.org.
- To treat every child as we would our own
- To treat others as they would like to be treated
- To turn no child away for any reason
Prior to the start date, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. Full vaccination is defined as 14 days after the last received vaccination. Boosters are excluded from this requirement.
We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
Career Launch is a workforce development program designed to help you kickstart your health care career. We remove the financial burden of completing your degree while providing the mentoring and support needed to graduate. Our students attend local colleges and career centers to earn the skills needed to advance their careers. We offer the following program tracks:
Medical Assistant (MA)
Licensed Practical Nursing - Home Care Division (LPN)
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)*next cohort begins fall 2023
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Electroencephalogram Technician (EEG)
Polysomnography Technician for Beeghly Campus
Certified Surgical Technologist (OR Tech)
Emergency Medical Technician B - (EMT-B) for Beeghly Campus*
Medical Laboratory Technician*
Sterile Processing Technician*
*Cohort currently closed.
At Children's, we understand that everyone's journey to graduation is unique. That's why we offer two different options for this program:
Traditional Career Launch
Our traditional Career Launch program provides an opportunity to work a full-time, part-time or PRN (on-call) position at Akron Children's while attending school at least part-time. Participants work in various roles and move into their clinical position after graduation to fulfill a two-year work commitment.
Career Launch Plus
Career Launch Plus is designed for employees and community members who want a fast track to graduation. Students attend school full-time while being offered up to fifteen hours of paid professional development time each month. This program offers more schedule flexibility and time to study. After graduation, participants fulfill a three-year work commitment to Akron Children's Hospital.
We find ways to help program participants overcome common challenges by offering 100% paid tuition, paid fees for uniforms, books, supplies, and equipment, as well as options for other benefits including:
Opportunities for mentorship and networking within the hospital
Job placement assistance after graduation at Akron Children's Hospital
Career Launch participants will possess traits that align with our three promises:
To treat every child as we would our own
To treat others as they would like to be treated
To turn no child away for any reason
We also require that candidates be determined to complete their education while meeting the expectations of the role they accept with the hospital. Our participants are driven, motivated, and willing to go the extra mile to succeed. Career Launch requires a high degree of professionalism, solid communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a team. Candidates must complete a successful intake and job shadow process to receive full program acceptance. Learn more about the enrollment process here.
After graduation, we help employees transition into their selected field of study to complete a work commitment and put their skills to use. Career Launch aims to remove barriers to education that prevent many from starting health care careers.
Ready to launch your career? Apply today!
Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.
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