Job Description

Job Title: Nursing Assistant Trainee
Job ID: 170001HP
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: 100 Norman Drive, Cranberry Township PA 16066


Do you enjoy helping others? Are you looking for a hands-on job where you can make a difference every day? A career in health care could be perfect for you! Get started with our Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Trainee Program where we offer paid training for candidates interested in becoming Certified Nursing Assistants at UPMC! 

Course Details: 

  • Learn the skills you need to take the CNA certification exam! 

  • Classes are held Monday through Friday for 18 days, during the daylight shift. 

  • Four week program includes classroom and clinical training plus CPR certification. 

  • Complete the classes and begin working on-site as a CNA. 

  • Perfect attendance and punctuality is required.

  • All classes and exam fees are covered! 

  • Perfect attendance and punctuality for the CNA class is required.

Once you complete the classes, you will begin training/working as a CNA at UPMC Sherwood Oaks in Cranberry Township, a fully accredited and licensed Continuing Care Retirement Community, part of UPMC Senior Communities. 



  • Promptly reporting to class as assigned 

  • Provide resident care under direct supervision of the Nursing Assistant Instructor.

  • Obtain assignment from Nursing Assistant Instructor. 

  • Make rounds to all residents on assignment to make sure the resident has no immediate requests. 

  • Meet resident needs as identified during rounds. 

  • Consistently work cooperatively and pleasantly with all staff, residents, family members, and Nursing Assistant Instructor. 

  • Follow Resident Rights policies at all times.

  • Maintain confidentiality of information at all times. 

  • Follow all UPMC policies and procedures.

  • Completion of class to prepare for PA nursing assistant certification.


  • High school graduate or equivalent preferred

Licenses and Certifications: 

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification preferred 

  • Act 34 and Older Adult Protective Services Act clearance (when required) as needed


Salary Range: $9.87 to $9.87

Union Position: Yes

At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!


UPMC provides a total rewards package that can help you achieve the goals you have for your career and your personal life. Whether you want to learn a new skill through a training course, reach personal health and wellness targets, become more involved in your community, or follow a career path that provides you with the right experience to be successful, UPMC can help you get to where you want to be.

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