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JOHNSTOWN

Conemaugh sets nursing course

Conemaugh Health System will host a four-week educational course for individuals interested in pursuing a career as a nursing assistant beginning on April 4.

The weekday training includes two weeks of classroom education and two weeks of clinical instruction at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Throughout the month, students learn to assist with the direct day-to-day care of patients and families under the supervision of the nurse manager/RN and other members of the patient care team.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and pass standard clearances and a physical exam. The course is free, and participants receive a weekly stipend ($350) for 100% attendance, passing grades, strong clinical skills and a positive attitude. Following successful completion of the program, students are guaranteed a full-time position as a nurse assistant within the health system, and are eligible for sign-on bonuses in place at the time of their hire.

Applications are due by Feb. 28.

JOHNSTOWN

Conemaugh schedules seminar

Conemaugh Health System has introduced advanced robotic-assisted surgery for joint replacement procedures, including total hip and knee replacements, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.

Robotic-assisted surgery allows orthopedic surgeons to perform complex procedures with added precision, flexibility, and control than with many conventional techniques.

Dr. Vincent E. Vena, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, will host a free community seminar at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, to discuss the benefits of robotic-assisted surgery for joint replacement procedures in the Community Room at Conemaugh East Hills Outpatient Center.

Participants are required to wear masks and observe social distancing.

Space is limited; individuals must RSVP to Sharon Kaseler at 814-534-5276 or

skaseler@conemaugh.org.

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