HIMSS Early Careerists Webinar: I Graduated….Now What? Emerging Career Opportunities Outside of Acute Care

Sep 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Virtual Event

Speakers: Breanna Rehor, Student Success Coach, University of Wisconsin, HIMT
Nellie Mitchell, Associate Chief, PAS, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Madison, WI
Justin Rathkamp, Veterans Experience Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Madison, WI

Brenna has a Master of Science Degree in Counseling and Student Development and Bachelor of Science in Special Education. She has been working in college student affairs since 2014. She has held positions in student success and advising, first year experience, health and counseling services and accessibility support services.

Nellie has over 18 years of health care experience in both public and private health care institutions. She has a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Computer Information Systems and a Master of Science in Health Information Management from the College of St. Scholastica. She is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where she served as a combat medic in the US Army (active duty).

Justin is currently a Supervisory Health System Specialist with the Madison VA, working as the organization’s Veterans Experience Officer. In addition, Justin also serves as the Acting Chief of Organizational Improvement and as a main facilitator for the VA’s “Just Culture” training as they move towards High Reliability Organization status. 

Session Description:

As you get closer to graduation, or if you have recently graduated, you may be thinking… now what? This panel discussion will highlight several non-traditional health IT career options to consider. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be used as an example to showcase some of these new career options. A case study of a recent graduate at the VA in Madison, WI in a new kind of Health IT position will be featured. Details on how to apply and navigate the complexity of the VA will also be discussed. This impactful webinar is perfect for students with or without a military background, and all early careerists looking to advance their career.

Learning Objectives:

•Find out how to combine previous military experience with an online Health IT degree to land a job, and see how the VA is expanding these emerging roles nationally

•Illustrate common questions and concerns that many second career adult learners don’t think of while researching a career

•Discover the career planning methods and processes the Student Success Coaches at the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus use to help adult learners reach graduation and beyond