CNA Training Class Application

Dock Woods, a Living Branches community, is offering a 7-week Nurse Assistant Training Class and Certification starting Tuesday, August 20, 2019. All applicants will be interviewed for a place in the class. Once admitted, all trainees are expected to attend every class for successful completion and eligibility to be certified at class end. Trainees will be paid for all training and class hours.

Below are the scheduled classes that all trainees must attend – missing any clinical or training classes will result in an incomplete status of the class and will be considered to be eligible for certification:

CNA Class/Training Schedule:

Week 1: August 20, 21, 22

Week 2: August 27, 28, 29

Week 3: September 3, 4, 5

Week 4: September 9, 10, 11, 12

Week 5: September 17, 18, 19

Week 6: September 24, 25, 26, 27

Week 7: October 1, 2

Mandatory Full-Day Orientation will be on June 20, 2019.

**Please read the expectations and requirements of the class and position before you complete the application

We are looking for nurse assistant trainees who are interested in serving our mission of empowering older adults to lead lives of purpose and joy and are dedicated to our Core Values of Respect, Integrity, Compassion, Community and Excellence.

Students selected for the class will be required to complete the following items:

  • Background Check
  • Pre-employment paperwork
  • Pre-employment physical
  • Post-Offer Employment Screening
  • PA Residency Verification Form
  • Drug Testing
  • 2-Step PPD
  • Flu-Shot

Nurse Assistant Trainees, under the direction of the nursing staff, will provide direct resident care duties based upon the individualized care plan/support plan of each resident, including attention to the Resident's personal care (hygiene, bed changes, etc.) with an extreme display of compassion.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides resident care in accordance with individualized care plan/support plan.
  • Conducts required rounds during designated shift to record status on each resident and works with team to ensure quality care for all residents.
  • Maintains good documentation which is critical in providing the nursing staff with information on each resident. May be required to record and to track vital signs of residents and report that information to the nurse.
  • Assists residents with incontinence care, catheters, colostomy assistance, bathroom needs (either using a bed pan or assisting them to the bathroom) and stays with them as required to insure their safety.
  • Provides assistance with daily hygiene, setting up bathing supplies, or assisting with bathing when needed, and as required changes the resident's bed to insure clean sheets and blankets.
  • Provides the resident with clean clothing and assists with dressing if needed.
  • Ability to lift, transfer and position residents and to assist out of bed as needed. This may require the assistance of others and/or mechanical lift.
  • Assists residents, as necessary, during meals and/or with tray service during meals. This may include providing residents with feeding assistance.
  • Always displays compassion towards the residents, listens and responds to their needs, provides answers to their care questions by bringing all questions about their care and well-being to the attention of the nurse.
  • Assists residents to and from programs and meals as needed.
  • May be required to attend meetings relating to the care of the residents and scheduled team meetings.
  • Encourages and assists residents to attend and participate in scheduled activities. This may include participating in program activities as necessary.
  • May be required to assist with laundry services and trash collection.


  • Ability to follow regulatory guidelines for the department
  • Experience working with geriatric persons or working with dementia residents a plus.
  • Ability to encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  • Knowledge of HIPPA rules and regulations and of regulations and guidelines governing long-term care.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously has ability to prioritize work and to address emergencies as they may occur.

Living Branches is an association of not-for-profit continuing care retirement communities that employs over 700 team members and has more than 1,350 residents. The organization’s mission is based on the Mennonite tradition of care and service to others, and the core values of respect, integrity, compassion, community and excellence. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including Paid Time Off, Health Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, and a 401(k) Retirement savings Plan. Living Branches is an equal opportunity employer.


CNA Training Class Application

CNA Training Class Application

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