When Vadim Parsegov graduated high school he wanted to get his foot in the door at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, so he started working as a cashier in the gift shop. He learned about the hospital’s on-site Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Training Program and was interested in gaining clinical experience, so he enrolled. He successfully completed the five-week program and became a PCA on the floor 4 West, where he worked for one year before being promoted to an emergency room technician.
Vadim took advantage of the NWH tuition reimbursement program to offset expense while he attended MassBay Community College part-time to take the courses needed prior to enrolling in a nursing program. He is now enrolled in the school’s evening nursing program and expects to graduate with an associate’s degree in 2015. His ultimate goal is to continue his education and become a physician assistant, nurse practitioner or certified registered nurse anesthetist.
Watch Vadim’s success story below.
About Workforce Wednesdays
Over the next several months, we’ll share a series of stories featuring outstanding employees from across the Partners HealthCare System. These success stories are shining examples among the 64,000 Partners employees who strive for excellence every day.
At Partners we are deeply committed to providing pathways for our employees that will help them to achieve their personal and professional goals. Our workforce development programs help employees who want to begin or further their college experiences, grow their careers in science and health care, become an American citizen, or improve their understanding of the English language. These efforts help to develop a well prepared, engaged, and diverse group of workers that reflects the richness of the neighborhoods and patients our hospitals serve.
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