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Wellmont to offer drug-free workplace supervisor training

March 23rd, 2007 8:54 pm by Staff report











Preston Place Suites to hold ribbon cutting


Seminar set on resume writing and interviewing


Conference coming for nurse practitioners


Pinnacle Club to meet in Kingsport


Business courses to be held


College offers physical therapy program


Pharmacy tech course to begin


Leadership seminar set


KINGSPORT - Wellmont Health System will offer drug-free workplace supervisor training for Tennessee employers from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 28, at the Renaissance Center, Room 239. The two-hour training class meets the criteria for the Tennessee Drug-Free Workplace Program. Upon completion of the course, front-line supervisors will know the steps to create a drug-free workplace program and will understand drug testing, drug profiles and their roles and responsibilities in creating a drug-free workplace. The cost for the class is $25 and includes program materials. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Tammy Henry at (423) 224-5126.


Preston Place Suites to hold ribbon cutting

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KINGSPORT - Preston Place Suites will hold a ribbon cutting for Preston Place II at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, at 2001 N. John B. Dennis Highway. An open house for the facility will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29 through March 31, and from 1 to 4 p.m. April 1. Preston Place II is the Tri-Cities first secured assisted-living facility designed for residents needing specialized care due to dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and other ailments. For more information, call (423) 378-6623.


Seminar set on resume writing and interviewing

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JOHNSON CITY - A seminar to help participants improve their resume writing and job interviewing skills will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Real to Reel Theater behind the Peerless Center in Johnson City. The event will be sponsored by Snelling Personnel Services and Lifehouse Church. For more information, contact Tip Brown at (423) 773-0135 or tbrown@thelifehousechurch.org.


Conference coming for nurse practitioners

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JOHNSON CITY - The 11th Annual Primary Care Conference for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants will be held April 2 through 5 at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Center in Johnson City. The four-day event hosted by East Tennessee State University is designed to provide health care professionals with state-of-the-art practical approaches to common primary care clinical problems encountered in the office setting, with an emphasis on advances in clinical management. Speakers will include a number of local practitioners as well as some who are nationally known. ETSU's James H. Quillen College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. A current listing of topics, speakers, and dates is available at http://com.etsu.edu/cme. To register or for more information or special assistance, contact the ETSU Office of Continuing Medical Education at (423) 439-8027.


Pinnacle Club to meet in Kingsport

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KINGSPORT - The Pinnacle Club of Mountain States Health Alliance has scheduled a Dutch-treat lunch at Golden Corral in Kingsport at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 27. Bill Mongold, TransLand Financial, will discuss "Home Equity Conversion Mortgages." Registration is required. To register, call The Health Professionals at 1-800-888-5551 (Press 4). The Pinnacle Club is a membership program for people 50 and older sponsored by Mountain States Health Alliance. For more information, call Sharon Cameron at (423) 431-1312.


Business courses to be held

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JOHNSON CITY - Several courses for businesses are scheduled to be held in the region. "So You Want to Start a Business" is a three-hour class designed to address many of the questions that potential entrepreneurs have in the initial research stages of getting a business started. Part of the class is aimed at what it takes to be a successful business owner, and part of the class is aimed at the business idea itself. Participants will examine the lifestyle changes and leadership challenges that many business owners face, such as working 12 to 16 hours a day, being able to get individual health insurance, addressing conflict, handling rejection, and making decisions. The course will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. April 10 at the Greene County Partnership in Greeneville; from 1 to 4 p.m. April 18 at the Slater Center in Bristol; from 6 to 9 p.m. April 19 at the Holston Business Development Center in Kingsport; and from 6 to 9 p.m. April 5 and 1 to 4 p.m. April 17 at the ETSU Innovation Lab in Johnson City. "Writing Your Business Plan" is the next course in the series. It's also three hours long and gets participants started on the key components of every business plan, including the business description, management plan, marketing plan and finance plan. The course will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. April 10 at the ETSU Innovation Lab and from 1 to 4 p.m. April 19 at the Greene County Partnership in Greeneville. There is a $10 fee to attend. "Fundamentals of Finance" is another class in the series. The course addresses how to position yourself for the loan process and how to get financing. It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon April 4. There is a $25 fee to attend. To register for classes in Kingsport, contact Debbie Marsh at (423) 578-6235 or debbie.marsh@hbdc.org. To register for all other classes, contact Teresa Blair at (423) 439-8505 or blairt@mail.tsbdc.org.


College offers physical therapy program

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BLOUNTVILLE - The Northeast State Technical Community College Office of Community Education is offering a comprehensive physical therapy aide program beginning next month. The physical therapy aide is generally responsible for carrying out the non-technical duties of physical therapy, such as preparing treatment areas, ordering devices and supplies, and transporting patients working under the direction of the physical therapist. They are responsible for providing services that help improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Physical therapy aides may be employed in nursing homes, hospitals, sports rehabilitation centers and some orthopedic clinics. This program, designed to prepare students for entry into the growing field of physical therapy, will meet each Thursday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. April 5 through Aug. 2 at the Colonial Heights Physical Therapy & Fitness Center. The final day to register for the course is March 29. Course fees of $799 do not include instructional materials. To register or for more information, contact the Office of Community Education at (423) 323-0222, extension 3222 or rpdugger@northeaststate.edu.


Pharmacy tech course to begin

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BLOUNTVILLE - The Northeast State Technical Community College Office of Community Education will offer a pharmacy tech examination review course from 5 to 8 p.m. Mondays beginning April 16 through July 23. Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of a pharmacist, filling prescriptions and preparing medications for dispensing to patients. This course is designed to acquaint students with the knowledge required to complete the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). The course will be taught by Dr. Robin Mottern, an experienced clinical pharmacist and former preceptor with the University of Wyoming and University of Tennessee pharmacy programs. Registration deadline is April 9. Course fees of $599 do not include instructional materials. To register or for more information, contact the Office of Community Education at (423) 323-0222, extension 3222, or rpdugger@northeaststate.edu.


Leadership seminar set

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GRAY - A leadership seminar titled the Maximum Impact Simulcast "The Influence Index" will be broadcast May 11 to more than 80,000 business professionals participating via satellite downlink in 600 cities across North America. Locally, the event will be broadcast at Tri-Cities Baptist Church of Gray. The seminar will be hosted by Dr. John C. Maxwell, author of such books as The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork. To request tickets, contact Joy Preston at jpreston@tcbchurch.org, (423) 239-4501 or (423) 477-4484.


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