Junior Volunteer Program Returns to HCMC

Paris, TN – After two years, the Henry County Medical Center Junior Volunteer program returns.  HCMC is looking for responsible teenagers ages 14 and older with a ‘C’ grade point average or better, who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of healthcare.

This week, HCMC held to parent and student informational sessions about the program and will host an additional meeting this Thursday, June 2 at 5 p.m. in HCMC Classrooms 2 and 3, which is located on the ground floor of the hospital.  This meeting accompanied by the parent or guardian is required to participate in the program.  There will be a short presentation on what is expected of our Junior Volunteers over the summer and applications will be handed out.

Information including our application is available on our website.  Applications need to be returned by the orientation Wednesday, June 8 at 9 a.m. in HCMC Classrooms 2 & 3.

Students will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or apply for an exemption, complete a TB Skin Test, as well as attend orientation.  Volunteer positions will be limited.  During orientation, volunteers will be required to participate in an in-service to explain safety rules, dress code, as well as expectations and tour the facility.

On Friday, June 10, participants will return to the HCMC Marketing Office between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to have the TB skin test read, pick up your badge, uniform shirts and schedules for the two summer months of June and July.  Additionally, participants will learn about the academy sessions and be asked to attend three of the six during their time at HCMC, which begins June 13 and ends July 29.

The application contains a section to select the dates that the teen can work from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. weekdays only. If he or she can work four hours in the morning on Tuesdays, for example, that is the way we will try to schedule the hours. Teens will also need to tell us what dates they’ve scheduled a vacation, Bible school or band camp, etc. so those dates will not be scheduled. Teens can only work in the departments which request a volunteer for the summer.

The experience teaches teens how to work within a healthcare organization and take responsibility for his or her own actions. Teens (not parents) will call in to their departments to let them know if they cannot work on any given day. The summer volunteer program should be viewed just like a work situation in the adult world.

For more information, contact Tory Daughrity, volunteer coordinator, at 731-644-8266 or visit our website at www.hcmc-tn.org.

About Henry County Medical Center
Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region.  Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC owns and operates 8 provider clinics in various specialties.  Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.