Greater Access to Healthcare Programs and Jobs
Rx-TN is designed to improve opportunities for Trade Act Adjustment (TAA)-eligible workers and others in healthcare related training while at the same time meet the needs of healthcare employers. TAA-workers are unemployed or underemployed individuals that have lost their jobs as a result of work going offshore.
Deb Miller is director of grants development at Roane State, and helped write the grant that secured the federally-funded $12.5 million program. The program covers an LPN to RN Bridge, as well as associate degrees in various allied health sciences. Non-credit healthcare training in EKG, Phlebotomy, and Patient Care is also included.
“People are looking for new employment opportunities, and there’s a big need among healthcare employers for high quality healthcare technicians,” said Miller. “We’re working to make connections between these groups that create long-term sustainable benefits for all involved.”
Northwest Primary Care is growing, with three new doctors just recently added. Nurses and medical assistants have been hired as well to support the new practitioners.