MIAMI – Ja’Marcus Bartley, who works at Broward Well being North, is on a profession path he by no means considered whereas battling homelessness.
“I by no means thought I might work within the medical area, at some point I needed to be a firefighter,” Bartley says as he maneuvers wheelchair-bound sufferers via the hospital corridors.
The 21-year-old is transferring quick along with his part-time job at a restaurant and his work at Broward Well being North.
He graduated from EMT this spring and is trying ahead to beginning paramedic coaching within the fall.
In accordance with Jean Seaver, a vice chairman, Ja’ Marcus is the primary scholar to enroll within the Job Corps Students/Broward Well being & Broward Faculty Concierge program.
Broward Well being advised CBS4 Information, “That is the primary time we have had a person within the particular program that we name the Pupil Concierge Program. Ja’Marcus is our primary scholar who began again in October” which suggests Ja’Marcus can earn cash with versatile hours and full his medical diploma and fill a necessity for the hospital.
It is a two-way road for the hospital and Ja’Marcus, in keeping with Brian J. McAuley, who stated, “There may be positively a necessity for entry-level positions in healthcare and this can be a wonderful means for college students to get a foothold within the door.”
McAuley is the regional supervisor for most cancers providers and affected person transport at Broward Well being.
“We hope that when he completes the paramedic program, he’ll work in our ER the place he will likely be an ER technician,” says Jean Seaver.
Ja’Marcus is working along with his Success Coach to create a plan for everlasting placement as soon as he has obtained his EMT license and secured a full-time EMT place with Broward Well being.
Bartley says, “I like drugs, it is a very, excellent means to assist individuals.”