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Nursing Assistant (NA) Trainee - Avalon Place, Sugar Creek Station and Jameson Care Center

  • Job ID: 200003G2
  • Status:
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Shift:
  • Facility: UPMC Senior Communities
  • Department:
  • Location: 3410 W. Pittsburg Road, New Castle PA 16101
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $13.27 to $13.27 / 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.

Are you passionate about helping others? If so, becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) could be for you! UPMC Senior Communities is currently offering the opportunity to attend a Nursing Assistant Trainee via class or an accelerated path.  The skills you will learn while training in one of our skilled nursing facilities will help provide you the tools and knowledge you need to pass the CNA exam!
 As a Nursing Assistant Trainee with UPMC Senior Communities you will provide quality medical and physical care and comfort to residents and assure overall safety of the department in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations. 
  • 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 
  • CNA trainee must maintain confidentiality of information at all times 
  • Breaks and lunches are scheduled as per the Nursing Assistant Instructor 
  • The Nursing Assistant Instructor is to make any adjustments to the schedule
  • All students are expected to follow all UPMC policies and procedures
  • Completion of class to prepare for PA nursing assistant certification exam
Course Details: 
  • CNA classes are held at Canterbury Place or Asbury Heights
  • 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
  • Classes and exam fees are paid for by UPMC
  • Perfect attendance and punctuality for the CNA class is required
Once you complete the classes, you will begin training/working as a CNA in a full-time, part-time, or casual position depending on the department’s availability and need. Evening and night shifts (3:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.) are currently available for CNA staff that complete training classes. Shifts can vary depending on the department's needs, and rotating weekends are required.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, you must meet the basic qualifications, AND attend the structured class outlined above OR complete one of the three criteria listed below:

  1. Complete the 8-hour online training by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) or a comparable program, and successfully pass the 50-question test (correctly answering at least 40 out of 50 questions). There is a competency skill list on the AHCA website, and the training is free. Information can be found at the AHCA link.

  2. Completed a Certified Nursing Assistant Trainee class or be in the midst of training and have not yet tested.

  3. Be enrolled as a Student nurse and provide documentation showing evidence of completion of any nursing school course work.


To qualify for potential job opportunities we have, you would need the following:

  • High school diploma/GED preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing
  • Knowledge of body mechanics and transfer techniques (Preferred)


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.
  • If entering position as part of CNA training program, employee has 120 days to obtain 
  • CNA Students entering Nurse Aide Training classes who have residency in PA must have a Photo ID with a PA address.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA 

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