Parkridge Valley Job Fair Seeks To Fill Dozens Of Behavioral Health Care Positions

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Nurses, social workers, licensed counselors and other mental health professionals seeking career opportunities in behavioral health are invited to attend an open house and job fair at Parkridge Valley Child and Adolescent campus on Thursday, March 22, from 3-7 p.m. Parkridge Valley recruiters look to fill 47 positions across the Parkridge Valley Behavioral Healthcare System, which includes Parkridge Valley Adult and Senior campus, Parkridge Valley Child and Adolescent campus, Parkridge Valley West campus, and Parkridge Valley Cleveland campus.
 
 
“We are excited to offer career opportunities to behavioral care nurses and support staff who want to make a difference in patients’ lives,” said Melissa Arkin, CEO of Parkridge Valley Hospital. “We encourage those with a behavioral healthcare background to think about where they want to go in their careers and come talk with us to find out how we can help them get there.” 
 
Career opportunities are available immediately, and more are anticipated in the future due to planned growth of Parkridge Valley Hospital. Qualified applicants may also be eligible for sign-on bonuses, and same-day interviews and employment offers are possible, officials said. 
 
“We feel our culture of care appeals to those nurses, social work professionals and techs who get career satisfaction from providing evidence-based, individualized and personal behavioral care in a close-knit family of like-minded professionals,” Ms. Arkin said. 
 
The job fair will be held at the Parkridge Valley Child and Adolescent campus, 2200 Morris Hill Road in Chattanooga. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Attendees are encouraged to bring updated resumes to the event and RSVP to Cydney Brown at Cydney.Brown@HCAHealthcare.com.


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