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Certified Nursing Assistant Trainee

  • Job ID: 74528218
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Avalon Place
  • Department: Nursing
  • Location: 3410 W. Pittsburg Road, New Castle PA 16101
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $13.14 to $19.01 / hour


Join the team that’s providing the highest quality of care to seniors in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Senior Communities has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our residents and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Make a true impact at our senior living facilities, where you’ll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class health care system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day. 


Located in New Castle PA, caring and dedicated staff provide comprehensive skilled nursing and rehabilitation services that address the physical, psychological, and social needs of each resident. If you are looking to jump start your career within a skilled nursing and rehab facility apply to Avalon Place today!


The Nursing Assistant Trainee under the direct supervision of the Nursing Assistant Instructor performs assigned tasks to meet the basic resident care needs. In addition, the Nursing Assistant Trainee performs non-resident related activities to ensure the effective operations of the nursing unit.



  • Notifies Nursing Assistant Instructor of necessary repairs to area of responsibility. Observes all facility safety policies and procedures. Interacts and communicates effectively with all customers of the organization. C.N.A trainee must maintain confidentiality of information at all times. Employee must maintain performance levels that support the mission and philosophy of Seneca Place. Follow Resident Rights policies at all times. Consistently work cooperatively and pleasantly with all staff, residents, family members and Nursing Assistant Instructor. Accept assigned duties in a cooperative manner. Assume accountability for information contained in the trainee contract and policies. Follow established performance standards and performs according to nursing service policies and procedures. Assist new employees in following established facility policies and procedures Maintain educational competency Attend a minimum of 12 hours continuing education per year after the three week training course is completed.
  • Extra time is to be spent with residents. Conversation and discussion is an important aspect of resident care. Provide report to the team leader and Nursing Assistant Instructor a minimum of twice a shift and as needed. Make final rounds on all assigned residents to be sure that the resident is comfortable and needs are met. The last rounds of the clinical day shift should be done in combination with the Nursing Assistant Instructor, charge nurse and the staff members who are responsible for the resident. Breaks and lunches are scheduled as per the Nursing Assistant Instructor. Please adhere to this schedule. The Nursing Assistant Instructor is to make any adjustments to the schedule. Maintain a safe environment for residents and staff Standard precautions are to be followed at all times during care of residents. Gloves must be worn when contact with the body fluid is anticipated. Gloves must be places in the trash containers in the hall or in the soiled utility room when removed. GLOVES MAY NOT BE PLACED IN THE WASTEBASKETS IN RESIDENT ROOMS.



High school graduate or equivalent preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days or hire if entering a position as part of CNA training program, employee has 120 days to obtain CNA

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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