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

  • Job ID: 2100014S
  • 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: $13.80 to $13.80 / hour


Become A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). 


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

If you are passionate about helping others, becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is for you!  UPMC Senior Communities offers paid training to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. The class and exams are also paid for by UPMC, so there is no cost to you for this opportunity!

As a Nursing Assistant Student with UPMC Senior Communities, you will be responsible for:

  • Promptly reporting to class/work site as assigned
  • Providing resident care under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse/instructor 
  • Demonstrating the UPMC values and working cooperatively and pleasantly with staff, residents, family members, and instructors 
  • Confidentially maintaining resident information always 
  • Successfully completing the training program and competency requirements

Nurse Assistant Student Class Information

  1. UPMC Senior Communities CNA classes are offered at the following locations: Canterbury Place in Lawrenceville, Asbury Heights in Mt. Lebanon, Sherwood Oaks and Cranberry Place in Cranberry Township, Avalon Springs Place in Mercer, and Sugar Creek Station in Franklin.
  2. Attend classes Monday through Friday for 16 days, during the daylight shift, receiving both classroom and clinical training.
  3. Maintain perfect attendance and punctuality.
  4. Upon completion of classes, begin orienting at your facility.
  5. Once you begin at a facility, you will have the opportunity to transition to a full-time, part-time, or casual position as desired and as available. 
  6. You will be scheduled to take the State Certification Exam, and upon successful completion, you will be added to the Pennsylvania CNA Registry.

Opportunities for advancement in the CNA role begin as early as six months after being certified. UPMC offers great benefits, including tuition reimbursement.

Start the pathway to your career goals in healthcare with UPMC Senior Communities today!


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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