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Nursing Assistant (NA) Trainee - Avalon Springs

  • Job ID: 210002DH
  • Status:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Varied Shifts
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Avalon Springs
  • Department: Nursing
  • Location: 745 Greenville Road, Mercer PA 16137
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $12.95 to $12.95 / 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 Mercer PA, Avalon Springs is a modern nursing facility located on a beautiful 40 acre campus. Every day Avalon Springs staff is dedicated to providing residents with the greatest quality of life by caring for the residents with compassion, dignity, and respect.  If you are looking to jump start your career within a skilled nursing and rehab facility apply to Avalon Springs 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
  • Maintains confidentiality of information at all times 
  • Maintains performance levels that support the mission and philosophy of  Avalon Springs
  • 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
  • Maintain a safe environment for residents and staff 
  • Standard precautions are to be followed at all times during care of residents
  • Unless otherwise ordered, residents are encouraged to be out of bed daily
  • Assistance in transferring residents, either through manpower or mechanical devices will be utilized at all times
  • 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
  • Check therapy schedule to identify specific times for Physical Therapy
  • Assist with food distribution and feed residents if assigned to the dining room
  • Check on residents at least every two hours to determine if care is needed
  • The following expectations are to be met: Routine care of residents includes bathing, oral hygiene, shaving, nail and hair care and dressing
  • Provide residents with choice regarding any decisions, i.e. which clothing to wear when to get OOB etc.


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) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34 

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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