Temp-to-Perm Nurse Aide (CNA)

The primary function of a Temporary Nurse Aide is to assist the Charge Nurse in the provision of nursing care and related services for all residents under their assigned area and in compliance with all federal, state and local guidelines, standards and regulations which govern the facility, and, as directed by the Nursing Supervisor and/or Director of Nursing Services to ensure each resident’s medical, psychosocial and spiritual needs and wishes are met effectively and efficiently. Resident care provided by Temporary Nursing Aides is limited to the scope outlined below.


We currently have FULL TIME, PART TIME and CASUAL schedules available on a variety of shifts.

Qualifications

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • Temporary Nurse Aides will be trained based
    ​ on an 8-hour course and test designed by
    American Health Care Association (AHCA).
    This online training, in combination with
    facility on-site training and orientation, will
    prepare designated employees to work as
    a Temporary Nurse Aide.

BENEFITS

  • Eligibility and level of benefits may depend
    on employment status.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Interested?

You may also email us at CButler@ThePatriotCommunity.com or send your resume to:

The Patriot

Human Resources Director
495 West Patriot Street

Somerset, PA 15501

814-445-4549

Role of Temporary Nurse Aide

The areas below have been specifically designated as aspects of resident care permitted under this new Temporary Nurse Aide designation:

  • Activities of Daily Living: Bathing, Oral Care, Grooming - Shaving and Nail Care, Dressing and Undressing

  • Infection Control and Prevention

  • Positioning, Moving, and Restorative Care

  • Nutrition and Elimination

  • Comfort Care and End of Life Care


General Responsibilities

  • Completes documentation regarding care and services rendered and the resident’s response or lack of response to the care/services rendered as directed by the Charge Nurse.

  • Alerts a Nurse Aide, LPN or RN if questions arise or resident care is outside the scope presented above.

  • Uses proper infection control techniques, including universal precautions, to prevent the spread of diseases.

  • Observes residents and reports changes of physical, psychosocial, spiritual and emotional conditions to the Charge Nurse.

  • Maintains a safe work environment and exhibits safe work practices.

  • Adheres to, upholds and enforces all facility policies and procedures.

  • Attends department meetings and educational programs as scheduled or directed.

  • Adheres to, upholds and enforces all regulations and recommendations of the Department of Health, and all federal, state and local guidelines, standards and regulations which govern the facility.

  • Maintains a professional, customer-oriented demeanor at all times.

  • Works within a team concept and is thus cooperative with co-workers and peers.

  • Maintains confidentiality of information.

  • Represents the facility in a positive manner.

  • Assumes all other duties as assigned.

 

BEST PARTS OF THE JOB

  • Opportunity to make a difference for our residents on a daily basis.

  • Meaningful work and connection to our mission.

  • Relationships with our residents.

  • Colleagues who work together as a team.

  • A true desire to be a “best place to work.”

  • Engaged and committed leadership team.

 

Pennsylvania Department of Health has created a NEW Temporary Nurse Aide Training Program. YOU can become a Temporary Nurse Aide by completing an 8-hour online training and participating in facility orientation/training. There could be an opportunity for a permanent Nurse Aide position in the future.

Learn the details below and if you have questions, please contact Cindy Vena at 814-445-4549.


WHO CAN BECOME A TEMPORARY NURSE AIDE?

The following opportunities exist to become a Temporary Nurse Aide:

  • Selected candidates who complete the 8-hour online training, pass the exam, and are trained in Nurse Aide competencies by our staff.

  • Any individuals who were trained or in midst of CNA training (through the existing Department of Education training) and have not yet tested may continue to be employed beyond the 120 days.

  • Student nurses are permitted to work as aides if they provide a document showing evidence of completion of any nursing school course work.


TOP AREAS OF FOCUS FOR OUR TEMPORARY NURSE AIDES

BEST PARTS OF THE JOB

  • Opportunity to make a difference for our residents on a daily basis.

  • Meaningful work and connection to our mission.

  • Relationships with our residents.

  • Colleagues who work together as a team.

  • A true desire to be a “best place to work.”

  • Engaged and committed leadership team.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Our Temporary Nurse Aides report to the Director of Nursing and also receive daily work guidance and direction from our RNs and LPNs.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: The occupational responsibilities of the candidate may involve having full use of their hands, the ability to stand for extensive periods of time, and the ability to perform bending, pushing, pulling, and lifting a minimum of 40 pounds without restrictions.

  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to hazardous chemicals, infectious waste, blood and body fluid, diseases, and conditions prevalent at the time. Employees may also be subject to emotionally distraught residents, family members, visitors, and personnel. The noise level in the work environment is typically minimal to moderate.