Parkridge Valley Job Fair Seeks To Fill Dozens Of Behavioral Health Care Positions

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Nurses, social workers, licensed counselors and other mental health professionals seeking career opportunities in behavioral health are invited to attend an open house and job fair at Parkridge Valley Child and Adolescent campus on Thursday, March 22, from 3-7 p.m. Parkridge Valley recruiters look to fill 47 positions across the Parkridge Valley Behavioral Healthcare System, which includes Parkridge Valley Adult and Senior campus, Parkridge Valley Child and Adolescent campus, Parkridge Valley West campus, and Parkridge Valley Cleveland campus.
“We are excited to offer career opportunities to behavioral care nurses and support staff who want to make a difference in patients’ lives,” said Melissa Arkin, CEO of Parkridge Valley Hospital. “We encourage those with a behavioral healthcare background to think about where they want to go in their careers and come talk with us to find out how we can help them get there.” 
Career opportunities are available immediately, and more are anticipated in the future due to planned growth of Parkridge Valley Hospital. Qualified applicants may also be eligible for sign-on bonuses, and same-day interviews and employment offers are possible, officials said. 
“We feel our culture of care appeals to those nurses, social work professionals and techs who get career satisfaction from providing evidence-based, individualized and personal behavioral care in a close-knit family of like-minded professionals,” Ms. Arkin said. 
The job fair will be held at the Parkridge Valley Child and Adolescent campus, 2200 Morris Hill Road in Chattanooga. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Attendees are encouraged to bring updated resumes to the event and RSVP to Cydney Brown at

Alexander Says Proposal To Lower Health Insurance Premiums Should Not Be About Abortion

Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) made the following statement Tuesday on the proposal released Monday by Senators Alexander and Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Congressmen Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and Ryan Costello (R-Pa.) to lower health insurance premiums in the individual market:  “It is disappointing that an opportunity to lower health insurance rates ... (click for more)

Survivorship Empowerment Class Open To All Cancer Survivors

CHI Memorial Rees Skillern Cancer Institute will host a Survivorship Empowerment class on Tuesday, March 27 at 5 p.m.  The free class is open to all cancer survivors, regardless of where they received treatment, and their care givers. "People often wonder what they can do to get and stay healthy once cancer treatment is complete.  Lifestyle changes, like eating healthier ... (click for more)

City May Make It Easier For Food Trucks To Operate In Chattanooga

The City Council is considering action that would make it easier for food trucks to operate in Chattanooga.  City Attorney Wade Hinton said cities like Austin and Portland have thriving food truck operations and Chattanooga is studying those models. He said, "It's truly an industry there." He said a 2013 food truck ordinance was limited and did not allow food trucks on ... (click for more)

Haslam Proposes $30 Million For School Safety

Governor Bill Haslam Tuesday proposed $30 million to improve school safety across the state in the amendment to the fiscal year 2018-19 budget proposal to be considered by the General Assembly in the coming weeks. The funding includes $25 million in nonrecurring and $5.2 million in recurring school safety grants. Earlier this month, the governor appointed a School Safety Working ... (click for more)

The Panhandling "Tax" On Gunbarrel

I’ve been reading about the panhandling problem in downtown; it is a huge problem in the Gunbarrel area, too.  It’s commonplace to be accosted by panhandlers when walking from your parked car into a commercial establishment.  And often they are aggressive.  I look carefully around my car before getting out, but sometimes someone will be lurking in between cars and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Meme From The Meanies

Hardly a day goes past that I don’t receive several strings of memes in my incoming emails and yesterday there was one particular collection that gave me pause for thought. First, here’s the definition of a meme: “An Internet meme (/mi?m/ MEEM) is an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry or for humorous purposes, from person to person via ... (click for more)