Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Trainee | Class Start Date SOON

Columbia, LA 71418

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Position Description

We take pride in helping individuals achieve goals that will help them advance their career. Our free Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training classes offer the opportunity to start a career in the rewarding field of nursing in just four weeks. Haven Nursing Center's Nurse Aide training classes are approved by the Louisiana Department of Health - Health Standards Section.

Duties of a Certified Nurse Aide

• Attends to all resident personal hygiene and personal care needs, including but not limited to grooming, hygiene, dining and nutritional, mobility, elimination, psychosocial and safety needs.
• Organizes all supplies necessary to complete the tasks.
• Supports residents in self care, and provide care as necessary for those unable to care for their own needs.
• Follows universal precautions, proper infection control, sanitation and safety standards of practice in all work and activities
• Provides restorative therapy under the leadership of therapy professionals and in accordance with the resident’s functional maintenance plan
• Observes residents closely, identifying changing needs and conditions at first indication, and reports immediately to nursing or household leadership as appropriate
• Participates actively in the resident’s care planning and care conference, serving as the residents' closest advocate in directing their care and honoring their preferences
• Consistently works with all household team members, led by resident and family preference to meet the needs and desires of all household residents.

Class start date: SOON

Student Requirements:

• Minimum age 18 years old or older
• High School Diploma, GED, or approval of Director of Nursing
• Speak, Read and Write in English
• Ability to follow written and verbal instructions and work well with and show respect towards fellow staff members, physicians, residents and family members
• Caring and compassionate bedside manner
• Respect for residents’ privacy and rights; display of genuine concern for older adults
• Ability to perform tasks while upholding high standards of quality, cleanliness and kindness
• Physical endurance for frequent activity; ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds
• Pass a statewide criminal background check
• Pass a national sex offender public registry check
• Student may not have any findings on the CNA or DSW registry

Cost: There is no charge to students for instruction time, textbooks, tests or retests.

Haven Employee: Every student is an employee of Haven Nursing Center. Students will be PAID for their time during training. The Nurse Aide Training program at Haven Nursing Center is for the sole benefit of the nursing home. It is the expectation that students successfully graduating from the Nurse Aide Training program will continue their employment at Haven Nursing Center as Nurse Aides. Only students that demonstrate the high level of excellence expected of all Haven employees will be allowed complete the program. A student may be terminated from the program and as an employee at any time during the program, up and until graduation. Upon completion of the program and certification, Haven Nursing Center reserves the right to schedule the graduate based upon needs of the facility. While it expected that graduates of the program continue their employment at Haven, continued employment is not guaranteed.

Curriculum Outline (not including orientation):

• Classroom instruction: 24 hours
• Skills/lab instruction: 16 hours
• Clinical instruction: 40 hours
• Total instruction time: 80 hours

Orientation hours: A minimum of 4 hours

Training Schedule:

• Orientation: minimum of 4 hours – time set by the instructor
• Classroom instruction: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:45 am – 4:15 pm
• Clinical instruction: Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm

Training Location: Have Nursing Center in Columbia, LA

Course Completion: Students must complete the training and test within 4 months of beginning the coursework.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where are the programs located?

A: The programs take place at our buildings at Haven Nursing Center in Columbia, LA.

Q: Is the course really free?

A: Yes! Haven Nursing Center takes care of everything for you.

Q: When do the programs take place?

A: There are programs taking place throughout the year. The next class beginning date is scheduled for May 18, 2020.

Q: What time do the classes take place?

A: Most of our classes take place during the day. The current class schedule is referenced above.

Q: Do you need any certifications to attend the program?

A: No, prior experience is not required.

Q: How long does the program last?

A: The program typically lasts between 4-5 weeks. It consists of 40 hours of class time and 40 hours of clinical time.

Q: Can I work for Haven Nursing Center after I complete the program?

A: Yes! From Day 1, our training is designed to help you become an incredible CNA at Haven Nursing Center. We love hiring incredible CNAs for the residents that call Haven Nursing Center home.

Type: Full-time