Free LNA Classes!

Springfield Health & Rehab Center

105 Chester Rd.

Springfield, VT 05156

(802) 885-5741

Are you looking to start a new career? Do you
like helping others?

Advance your career by becoming an LNA in
as little as four weeks!

We are offering FREE LNA classes starting the end of
August. Please join us on Tuesday August 7th between
the hours of 10am and 1pm for an informational
session regarding the classes we offer, the benefits we
have, and what is means to be an LNA.

We look forward to meeting you!

 

Executive Director Search

Job Title: Executive DirectorPosition Title: Executive Director
Reports to: SVTAHEC Executive Committee & Board of DirectorsWeekly Hours:  37.5
Department: Southern VT AHECPrepared by: Marty Hammond
Date: March 2018 

 

Position Overview:

Oversees all aspects of the organization and staff, responsible for the fiscal health of the agency, and informs and responds to the Finance/Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

  • Hires, fires and supervises all agency staff.
  • Works with Finance Manager to oversee the budget and fiscal responsibilities.
  • Pursues potential funding opportunities to support both the agency and agency programs.
  • Represents the agency in various community partnerships and meetings and ensures other staff participate in designated partnerships and meetings throughout the five county region.
  • Works with staff to ensure programming reflects current funding.
  • Responsible for all agency and grant reports in a timely fashion.
  • Recognizes and supports the work of the Vermont AHEC Network.
  • Interacts positively with the University of Vermont Office of Primary Care and the VT AHEC Program Office.
  • Keeps Board of Directors informed about the work of SVTAHEC.
  • Other duties as needed or required.

Supervision Received:

  • Monthly meetings held with Board President; Quarterly meetings held with Board Executive and Finance Committee; six full Board meetings held each year.
  • Annual evaluation conducted by Executive Committee.

 

Supervision Exercised:

  • Hold monthly staff meetings.
  • Supervise all staff

Qualifications & Skills:

Education: Master’s degree

Experience: A minimum of five years working in a leadership position in a nonprofit setting.

Skills: Strong interpersonal skills to interact with staff, the public and work for a board of directors. Strong organizational skills to manage people, programs, reports, and partners. Experience writing and receiving grant funding. The ability to manage current and new technology, knowledge of computer programs, and […]

44th Annual Family Medicine Review Course – May 29-June 1, 2018

This intensive four-day program for family physicians, nurses, and other primary care professionals will focus on current issues in the practice of family medicine, with special attention to new contributions. Emphasis is on practical, clinically applicable diagnostic and management issues in primary care. The course faculty is drawn from multiple specialties, including Family Medicine. The teaching program includes lectures, workshops and extensive printed materials.

Click here for more information.

Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference!

On Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7, 2018, BSCP will hold its fourteenth biennial Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference for postdocs (research and clinical), medical, dental and graduate students; post-baccalaureates; college and community college students; and high school seniors and juniors (particularly African-American, Hispanic/Latino or American Indian/Alaska Native students/fellows) at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA.  Click on the flyer below for more information.

BSCP Conference Flyer

Free Summer Program with STIPEND!

Are you

  • A current 1st or 2nd year undergraduate student who identifies with a group that is underrepresented in the health professions?
  • Considering a career as a:
    • Dentist
    • Nurse
    • Nutritionist
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Pharmacist
    • Physical Therapist
    • Physician
    • Physician Assistant
    • Public Health Professional
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5?

If so, Click Here to learn about the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), a FREE six-week summer enrichment program with stipend included, offered at 13 different sites throughout the country (not all occupations are represented at all sites, but you can use a filterable list on the website to find a site relevant to your career interest).

UVM is holding a SHPEP “Alum” Student Panel/Information Session on Tuesday, October 24th @7:15 pm in the Career Center Conference Room.  Hear from 3 current UVM students who participated in SHPEP at two different campus sites (Columbia University in NYC and rutgers in NJ).

Applications open on December 1st.

 

Congratulations to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center!

Congratulations to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center for this coveted nursing award!  Click here to read more about this.   SWVHC Magnet Status Letter

Vermont Educational Loan Repayment Program

The Vermont Educational Loan Repayment Program for Healthcare Professionals is funded by federal and state funds, and is administered by the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program.  The purpose of the loan repayment program is to increase access to primary healthcare in under served communities and to address the health professional shortages that cause disparities in access to health care in Vermont.

In 2017, Southern Vermont AHEC awarded $162,055 in retention awards to 16 physicians, physician assistants and advanced practice nurses.  An additional $30,000 was awarded to recruit practitioners to practices in the Southern Vermont AHEC region.  Employers committed $175,000 in educational loan repayment matching funds.

Bailey Matteson Receives Dr. Lovell Award

Bailey Matteson, class of 2017 from Black River High School in Ludlow, VT, is the seventh recipient of the Dr. E. Sherburn Lovell Health Career Award.  This award contributes $1,000 annually toward a student’s academic pursuit of a career in health care.  It is funded by the proceeds of the Apple Blossom Cotillion, a project of the Development Office of Springfield Medical Care Systems.  Dr. Lovell was a long-time physician at Springfield Hospital.  His daughters, Melissa Post and the late Elizabeth David, stated, “While he as a man who never sought recognition for his service in the medical field or in the community, we know he would be honored to have this award named in his memory.  We hope recipients of the award will share the same sense of wonder and fascination with the world of medicine that he did.”

Bailey will be a health science major at Franklin Pierce University in the fall.  She became interested in a career in health care when she attended the Southern Vermont Area Health Education Center’s (AHEC) MedQuest and Advanced MedQuest programs.  Bailey’s long term plan is to complete college with a nursing degree, and hopefully work in Vermont.  Bailey’s mother and grandmother are both nurses who work together in the operating room at Springfield Hospital.  They are currently the only mother/daughter team in Vermont and Bailey would love to join them as a third generation operating room nurse.  Pictured above is Bailey receiving the Dr. Lovell Award from Tonia Fleming of Springfield Medical Care System’s Development office and Beth Brothers of Southern Vermont AHEC.  Joining Bailey are her family, including her mother, April Worden, and her grandmother, Cindy Wooten, […]

Diabetes Prevention Program

If you’re at risk for Type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life.  Mt. Ascutney Hospital and the YMCA are supporting a Diabetes Prevention Program with a new class starting soon.  The program features 16 weekly sessions followed by 8 monthly sessions led by a trained Lifestyle Coach to offer motivation and support.  For more information, contact Samantha Abrahamsen at 802-674-7213

 

UPCOMING EVENTS!