ASPIRE to Grow Your Career with Marshall Health Network
Marshall Health Network (MHN) is committed to providing opportunities for educational and work advancement for all employees throughout its system. Through the MHN ASPIRE programs, employees have the opportunity to change career paths and receive financial assistance to further their education. These opportunities are low-cost or free to our employees.
Below are the current roles and training opportunities through ASPIRE:
Central sterile techs sterilize, assemble and distribute medical and surgical equipment for hospitals. MHN hospitals conduct free on-the-job training with a 20 week apprenticeship. At the end of this training, central sterile techs may take a certification exam, paid for by the hospital, and become a certified sterile tech.
As part of our inpatient, outpatient or physician office nursing teams, LPNs perform nursing duties for our patients.
Medical Assistants work primarily in physician offices and clinics. They prepare patients for visits with providers, take vital signs, administer immunizations, and perform basic clinical and clerical duties. Mountwest Community and Technical College (MCTC) offers a certificate MA program (3 semesters) and an associate MA degree program (4 semesters). MHN partners with MCTC to pay the cost of either program with the student agreeing to complete an MHN work commitment depending upon the amount of tuition assistance provided.
MHN PCSs and PCAs are part of our nursing teams and are responsible for direct patient care, such as taking vital signs, assisting with activities of daily living, skin care, mobility and other patient support. PCSs at St. Mary’s, also perform certain EKGs and blood draws.
In partnership with MCTC, employees may enroll in an on-campus 8-week (PCS) or 6-week (PCA) training course which is paid for by the employees’ hospital, in exchange for a one-year work commitment to an MHN hospital.
There are many ways for an individual to become a Registered Nurse through MHN’s free tuition assistance program. Once the student completes their college prerequisite courses (these vary depending upon the RN track the person takes), they may obtain their RN degree through the following:
Surgical Techs are part of our surgery teams, assisting nurses, surgeons and anesthesiologists. MHN will pay for employees to complete a two-year surgical tech degree through MCTC in exchange for a five-year work commitment to an MHN hospital. Classes are held on the Cabell Huntington Hospital campus.
For current MHN employees with 90 days of service, the tuition reimbursement program offers $1,900 per rolling calendar year reimbursement for tuition for full-time employees and $950 for part-time employees for approved courses with a “C” average. Please note that a new employee waiting period may apply.
MHN offers various unpaid and paid internships in areas such as finance, human resources, business offices and physician practices.