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Nursing Assistant Trainee - Mercer

  • Job ID: 220001JI
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Avalon Springs
  • Department: Nursing
  • Location: 745 Greenville Road, Mercer PA 16137
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.93 to $24.19 / hour


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.
  • 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. STAFF IS TO PRACTICE SAFE TRANSFERS OF RESIDENTS AT ALL TIMES. Splint and protective devices are to be worn by residents according to instructions on the assignment sheet. Splint schedules are posted in the resident rooms. Any resident who has a protective device or restraint must have the device removed every two hours to allow for exercise and position change. ROOMS ARE TO BE KEPT NEAT AND TIDY AT ALL TIMES. CALL BELL AND PERSONAL ITEMS SUCH AS GLASSES MUST BE WITHIN REACH OF RESIDENT. Any equipment used in the care of the resident is to be clean and placed in the resident's bedside stand. Linen is to be placed in the appropriate hampers. Linen MAY NOT BE PLACED ON THE FLOOR AT ANY TIME. Residents are to be encouraged to attend activities. Check the activity calendar posted in the dining room and at the nurse's station for the schedule for each day. Transport residents to activities when the activity is scheduled on the unit the trainee is training.
  • 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. Resident must be up, bathed, and dressed prior to therapy time. Check bath schedule to determine if the resident is to receive a tub bath or shower. If not scheduled, the resident receives personal care in their room. Check schedule to determine if assigned residents go to the dining room for meals. Begin am/pm care of residents.
  • Take residents to dining room prior to or when food service begins. Assist with food distribution and feed residents if assigned to the dining room. Percentage of food and fluid consumed is to be documented on the daily flow sheet. Resume am/pm care after all residents on the unit have received their meal and are fed. Assist in this process as required and instructed. 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. The team leader will provide you with information if the assignment is unclear. Provide residents with choice regarding any decisions, i.e. which clothing to wear when to get OOB etc. Liquids are to be offered at least once between meal times, at the start of the clinical day and at the end of the clinical day. The Nursing Assistant Instructor will identify any resident who receives thickened liquids, or has an order for fluid restriction. Fresh water and ice are to be provided each shift in the designated resident's water pitcher.



High school degree 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)

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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