Rich lands – Representatives from Clinch Valley Health and Richlands High School met last week to iron out details for a new health career outreach program beginning this fall at Richlands High School.
Clinch Valley Health will regularly send representatives to speak with students and teachers about healthcare career paths and training requirements.
The aim of the program is to introduce clinical positions like radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists, sonographers, radiation therapists, respiratory therapists, phlebotomists and telemetry technologists.
Clinch Valley Health CEO Peter Mulkey said, “We find that high school students are familiar with nurses and doctors. Our goal is to introduce more clinical and non-clinical healthcare choices to ERS students and get people at the hospital talking about their training and career path. High school students may discover a potential career option that was not available to them. »
Melissa Addison, a biology teacher at Richlands High School, is thrilled to offer Clinch Valley Health Guest Speakers to her students.
Addison said, “Students love having someone come up and talk about how the lessons we learn in the classroom will apply in the real world. As an educator, I want my students to love school and I have to find something to ignite the students’ passion.