In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the CHRISTUS Health SkillBridge Internship Program provides military service members who are within 180 days of separation from military service, with opportunities in a variety of different roles. The goal is to provide service members with opportunities to learn and train at CHRISTUS Health's facilities as they prepare the transition from the military to the civilian sector.
This is an unpaid internship through the Department of Defense (DoD) SkillBridge Program. Participants of the program will not receive compensation or benefits from CHRISTUS Health and will not be considered employees of CHRISTUS but rather will remain an employee of the DoD and will receive compensation and benefits through the DoD.
To apply for the SkillBridge Internship Program, please complete the application and a recruiter will be in contact to discuss your areas of interest and placement opportunities if you are eligible for the program.
To be eligible to participate in the CHRISTUS SkillBridge Program, you must:
Must be an Active Duty Service Member within 180-days of your separation date
Must obtain unit commander written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship
Must meet minimum qualifications based on the job description of the role you accept
DoD FAQs: https://skillbridge.osd.mil/faq.htm
CHRISTUS SkillBridge Program Positions (list is not all-inclusive; other opportunities also available)
Materials Management Technician
Patient Access Representative
Nursing Assistant / Patient Care Technician
Licensed Vocational Nurse
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist
Medical Laboratory Technician
Emergency Department Technician
Health Information Technician
Registered or Certified Respiratory Therapist
Supply Chain Specialist
Certified Surgical Technician
Identity Management Administrator
Patient Financial Representative
About CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana
CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana offers a complete range of services. From advanced technology to innovative procedures to skilled and experienced staff, we ensure the quality healthcare you need is always available. CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital is located in Lake Charles and offers health care services to the community.
At CHRISTUS we value what each individual brings to our faith-based mission of healing and our commitment to quality health care. In return, we aim to create a culture where quality of work and quality of life live harmoniously, talent is recognized, and each employee's unique passions and skills are nurtured to develop meaningful careers.
With every life we impact, our ultimate goal is to utilize our values to provide the best care possible.
Dignity: Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved.
Integrity: Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships.
Excellence: High standards of service and performance.
Stewardship: Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.
Compassion: Service in a spirit of empathy, love and concern.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.