Shiawassee County – The Shiawassee Medical Care Facility (also known as Pleasant View) is a 103,000 square-foot, 136- bed, single-story, modern facility in The Commons, a newly developed medical care continuum. Youth participants were given a behind the scenes overview of the entire facility which includes three neighborhoods to serve short- term rehab, memory care, and long-term residents.
The three Youth that participated were given the tour by the HR Director, Sandy Lamb. The tour of the facility took close to 2 hours and then concluded with a Q&A session. Participants were able to interact with both the staff and residents during the tour.
Several staff members provided information as to what they enjoyed about their jobs and working at Pleasant View. Safety procedures and precautions for both the residents and employees were also discussed. For example, they were shown how a certain sign on a resident’s door would indicate if they are at risk of a fall.
At the conclusion of the tour, GSTMW! staff provided the ladies with folders and discussed Pleasant View’s application, O*NET information for various Healthcare positions, labor market information, industry demographics, skills and knowledge requirements, Healthcare Cluster and Michigan’s Hot 50 (high-demand careers). The youth were also provided a Michigan Education and Career Pathfinder User Guide and encouraged to do more exploration. The participants enjoyed the tour and were impressed with the facility. They were given a blank ‘Thank You’ note and were asked to write a personal note of thanks to Ms. Lamb, which they all did.
In conclusion, the tour provided an introduction and exposure to a large healthcare facility. The participants were engaged, asked questions, and enjoyed learning about the company. Pleasant View currently has open CNA positions. These positions start at $14.20/hour and offer many benefits including medical, dental, vision, company-paid life insurance, MERS retirement, Union –AFSCME, paid holidays, vacation, sick time accruals, short-term & long-term disability, double-time plus holiday pay, weekend premium, and more.