THRIVE Partnership Program

Memorial Hermann/United Way THRIVE Partnership

Memorial Hermann is pleased to be a premier partner for a grant funded by J.P. Morgan Chase in conjunction with the United Way of Greater Houston and the THRIVE Program. This program provides career training and job opportunities to "Opportunity Youth" (young people aged 16 to 24 years old, disconnected from school and/or work) throughout the Greater Houston area to address challenges in filling entry-level roles within the health care field. There are five entry-level positions available to participants in the program.

Please visit one of our participating organizations to learn more and to enroll in the THRIVE Program. 
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Program Overview

Candidates have the opportunity to work in a variety of entry-level health care roles, including:
  • Patient Access Representative (PAR)
  • Security Officer
  • Patient Care Technician (PCT)
Candidates can also choose to participate in training programs that will offer them access to additional roles:
  • Materials Management Attendant (train to become a Sterile Processing Technician)
  • Patient Observation Technician (train to become a Telemetry Monitoring Technician)

Program Requirements

In order to participate, candidates must:
  • Register with a community partner
  • Participate in resume-building class and interview preparation through the community partner
  • Register for and attend a virtual information session with Memorial Hermann hiring leaders
  • Apply for a position at Memorial Hermann using a provided link
  • Interview for the position with a Memorial Hermann hiring leader
  • Complete all pre-hire requirements at Memorial Hermann (including a drug/tobacco screening and background check)
In order to work for Memorial Hermann, candidates must:
  • Pass a health clearance through Employee Health
  • Be drug-free and tobacco-free
  • Exhibit Memorial Hermann's Service Standards and Service Commitment

Entry-Level Health Care Roles

Patient Access Representative (PAR) Use computer systems to help patients and family members in person or over the phone
Security Officer Monitor spaces, control access to help hospital facilities stay safe and secure
Patient Care Technician (PCT) Assist patients, contribute to a health care team to provide a safe environment for patients to maximize healing

Training Programs via Entry-Level Roles

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