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About ProvidenceReady Washington / Montana

Providence Ready in Eastern Washington and Western Montana is a resource to connect those in our communities to opportunities that provide awareness around health care careers through hands-on-learning as well as work experiences. In Spokane, Steven’s County, Tri Cities and Walla Walla WA, as well as Missoula and Polson, MT, our goal is to enable career exploration, career preparation and an opportunity to launch K-12 students, college students and internal caregivers interested in a health care pathway.

Why Choose ProvidenceReady Washington / Montana?

ProvidenceReady WA-MT provides a strategy for building a health care career connected system utilizing our partnerships with teachers, counselors, K-12 schools and colleges to demonstrate relevancy to classroom learning and connect health care programs to experiences in the hospital and clinic settings. Individuals of all ages and current caregivers with Providence can take advantage of this entry point between career exploration, education, and financial assistance that supports your career goals. From the career awareness and exploration of tours and classroom speakers to job shadowing and volunteering as career preparation to the training opportunities that launch you into career roles within our walls, these opportunities are designed to provide comprehensive career information and onboard you into a job experience with us at Providence.

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Community Partnerships & Workforce Development Efforts

We partner with our local Eastern Washington and Western Montana communities to engage school districts, colleges, workforce agencies, chambers of commerce and non-profits that support a diverse community of talent interested in learning more and working in health care careers. These partnerships support the Providence Mission of easing the way of those in our communities both inside and outside the walls of our ministry.

Explore Health Care Training Program Options

Inland Northwest Providence Volunteer and Job Shadow Opportunities - Explore a variety of health care careers in Spokane and Steven’s County, WA by applying to be a volunteer with Providence. You must be 16 years of age or older to engage in these opportunities.

Montana Job Shadow Program - Providence St. Patrick's in Missoula and St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson are partnering with local high schools to provide job shadow experiences in health care/acute settings. For more information and opportunities to connect to this program contact, Cindy Hagen-St. Joseph Medical Center ( or Morgan Giddings-St. Patricks Hospital (

Earn to Learn Talent Development - Inland Northwest Providence Student Nursing Assistant Training Program- an earn to learn training program for Nursing Assistants that leads to a health care career in Spokane, WA. Gain on-the-job experience, classroom education and clinical training as you launch a career into health care.

For more information, email: or call 509-473-6007 to speak to a person directly

Click here for more information on our CNA Training Program.

Montana Student Nursing Assistant Training Program - join Providence in Missoula and work as a Student Nursing Assistant while joining their certification program. After 6 months Providence provides NAC training that results in certification.

For more information, contact: Samantha Hoogana

Medical Assistant Training - training to become a certified Medical Assistant while working and under a licensed practitioner. Classroom learning is provided by Washington Association of Community Health Workers Apprenticeship program.

You can train to become a certified Medical Assistant in Washington and Montana while working under a licensed practitioner. To apply for one of 3 training cohorts each year contact Emily Padgett

School of Phlebotomy Internship Program - Our Laboratory Medicine Education Program provides this 8-week earn-to-learn training program that provides expertise in critical blood draw services which allows testing for a variety of diseases/conditions and patients blood donations and transfusions.

Medical Laboratory Scientist - This year long training continues education for Bachelors of Science students interested in a medical laboratory setting. Analysis and diagnostic procedures enable a physical in their diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease.

Surgical Tech Registered- St. Patrick’s Missoula, MT and St. Mary’s Walla Walla, WA have newly established Surgical Tech training programs. Current caregivers can apply to access an upcoming cohort to engage in this career development opportunity. Talk to your supervisor or contact the Surgical Dept. to learn more.

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Internship Opportunities

Washington (Sacred Heart Medical Center)

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  • Surgical Tech Residents

    Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA and St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, MT provide a Surgical Tech Clinical Student Resident opportunity. Through an application process, students in Accredited College Surgical Tech Programs can access paid clinical time, receive an education loan reimbursement, and secure employment after graduation. To learn more contact Meg Lindsay

  • Respiratory Therapy Interns

    Holy Family Hospital and Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA offer a Respiratory Therapy Student Intern program and hire enrolled Respiratory Therapy students to work in our acute hospitals on a part-time. This provides students an opportunity to practice their skills, network with current caregivers and Respiratory Therapists and access an education loan reimbursement to offset some of their school costs. To learn more contact: Meg Lindsay

Administrative Fellowship Opportunities

The Administrative Fellowship at Providence offers masters level individuals a 12-month opportunity to develop their management and leadership skills through a broad array of learning experiences. Fellows will receive extensive mentorship from senior leaders as they tackle challenging, highly visible projects in their areas of interest. They will also cultivate a strong microscale and macroscale understanding of Providence's impact on the surrounding community.

Washington / Montana Frequently Asked Questions

What the best way to engage in career exploration opportunities in health care?

  • Getting inside a health care setting is the best way to explore a health care career. Connect with us at Providence to secure a hospital or clinic tour, job shadow or volunteer opportunity. Not only will they allow a direct view of health care careers many of these opportunities can be used for resumes and college program applications.

If I am a current caregiver (employee) with Providence how can I create an additional career path?

  • Connecting with different departments and speaking with Managers in these depts. Is the best way to explore additional opportunities to learn about the various careers where you work. The new Guild Education Benefit can help you connect to the resources and program that move you forward in your journey.

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