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CNA Primary Instructor (CNA Training Program)

  • Job ID: 200000B1
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Asbury Heights
  • Department: Nursing Administration
  • Location: 700 Bower Hill Road, Pittsburgh PA 15243
  • Union Position: no
  • Salary Range: $25.57 to $43.84 / hour


Asbury Heights is now hiring a CNA Primary Instructor for our in-house Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program! 


As the CNA Primary Instructor, you will be responsible for the coordination, management and presentation of the UPMC Senior Communities CNA Training Program in compliance with the PA Department of Education requirements. You will collaborate with the facilities management teams, Talent Acquisition, and HR Consultants to identify and approve students for CNA classes and follow through with the required testing process. You will also be responsible for the coordination and management of CPR classes, including coordinating facility instructors with the UPMC Pre-Hospital Training Network. 


This positions work primarily Monday-Friday, daylight hours. Schedule flexibility may be needed on occasion.

Located in the charming and upscale suburb of Mt. Lebanon, Asbury Heights offers a full continuum of care which includes independent living, personal care, nursing, rehabilitation and memory support. Our team of highly trained nurses are dedicated to improving the lives of older adults through high-quality and compassionate care. Our dynamic, team-oriented environment makes Asbury Heights a truly wonderful place to work. 


We invite you to apply today to learn more! 

  • Maintain Record keeping as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
  • Instruct students to develop and implement effective study skills, practices and techniques.
  • Conduct all aspects of CNA training including classroom theory, lab practice and on-site clinical experience at a minimum of 51% of total program hours.
  • Ensure confidentiality of all program records and student information.
  • Provide lab demonstrations and return demonstrations to measure learning outcomes.
  • Coordinate and manage the process for UPMC Senior Communities CPR Training Program including: Co-ordination with UPMC Pre-Hospital Care for Instructor training, CPR Card ordering and distribution and required record keeping and submission.Maintain ongoing roster of current CPR Instructors in UPMC Senior Communities facilities and arrange Instructor Training sessions as needed to meet facility needs.
  • Maintain accurate records, schedules, and course requirements regarding hours of instruction and content.
  • Collaborate with facility management, Talent Acquisition, and HR Consultants to facilitate process for clearance of student and submission of required documentation prior to the initiation of class.
  • Maintain schedule for CNA classes and notify all facilities of schedule.
  • Demonstrate effective communication techniques.
  • Provide support to students; present as a professional role model.
  • Maintain active roster of current CNA Instructors in UPMC Senior Communities facilities and arrange Instructor Training sessions as needed to meet facility needs and training program requirements.
  • Initiate purchase requisitions for supplies, materials, and equipment as needed.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly classroom and lab area; ensure that waste and byproducts are disposed according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards and procedures.
  • Enforce classroom protocols, rules and regulations; maintain classroom discipline; and promote behavior according to UPMC Senior Communities Policies including Time and Attendance, Dress Code, Safety and Code of Conduct.
  • Evaluate and document trainee progress through testing, observation, and assessment of skills attained.
  • Maintain knowledge of current related state and federal requirements and modify curriculum accordingly.
  • Collaborate with facility staff to identify appropriate residents for student clinical participation.
  • Provide quizzes, unit tests, on program content, to measure learning needs.
  • Assist with regional and facility education and training needs as indicated and assigned.
  • Facilitate scheduling of CNA testing through American Red Cross and collect and analyze results.
  • Attend Pennsylvania Department of Education Seminars as indicated and initiate policy or program charges.
  • Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate CNA training program according to PA Department of Education Curriculum requirements. Assist other facility instructors as needed with CNA training programs.
  • Maintain Record of attendance/Grades
  • Complete scheduled self-assessment of CNA training program and prepare for on-site surveys; prepare and complete necessary plans of correction to ensure ongoing compliance.
  • Provide process for make up days' when indicated.


Education/Knowledge Requirements
  • Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing required
  • 2 years work experience in Long Term Care required
  • BSN preferred
  • Experience conducting CNA classes preferred
  • Experience with adult education preferred
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Instructor certification obtained within 6 months of hire
  • Verification of  completion of PA "Teaching the Educator" for CNA Instruction required
  • CPR or BLS within 30 days of beginning employment.
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

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