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C.N.A Training Program - Monroe County



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Rochester Regional Health offers paid Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) Training. This free training program is a five week long commitment and is comprised of both classroom instruction and hands-on clinical experiences. The program also offers an education stipend to support you while you’re training. After program completion, trainees will be eligible for employment in our long term care facilities. Students will not work while in program.

What is a C.N.A? A Certified Nursing Assistant provides direct health care needs to patients, often under the supervision of a nurse. C.N.A responsibilities include feeding, monitoring the health of patients, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting and specimen collection.

The C.N.A. Trainee role is a transitional, entry-level position designed to train on the necessary skills required to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A). Candidates hired into this position are required to take and pass the C.N.A Training Class and state mandated test in order to earn their C.N.A Certification.


TRAINING LOCATION: Monroe Community College

DEPARTMENT: Long Term Care

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm


CLASS START DATES: Classes offered monthly

WORK LOCATIONS: Edna Tina Wilson Living Center (Greece, NY), Park Ridge Living Center (Greece, NY), Unity Living Center (Rochester, NY)

COMPENSATION: $15 an hour during orientation and $1,500 stipend during training course. Rate increases to $18.75 an hour once certified and employed as C.N.A.

  • For more information, please apply and a Long Term Care Recruiter will connect with you directly.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred

  • Compassionate, warm and patient focused

  • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Exceptional documentation skills and professional behavior

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment


  • Training Program | Skillfully and safely, perform all activities required to successfully pass the C.N.A certification in order to transition into the C.N.A role. Must remain in good standing with training program. Failure to remain in good standing for any reason may result in termination at the discretion of the training program leaders. Prepare and complete test to obtain C.N.A. Certification.

  • Clinical Care | Read and follow resident’s care card; care plan includes residents daily personal care needs, treatments and therapies. Give personal care to residents: bathing, toileting, feeding, transferring, and ambulating. Promote residents involvement and independence to the extent the resident is able. Assist with and/or perform procedures as outlined and according to policy with proper instruction and supervision such as: admitting, transferring, discharging residents; taking vital signs, collecting specimens such as urine and stool, changing colostomy bags, changing non-sterile dressings, bagging soiled briefs, measuring and recording intake and output, caring for residents on precautions, giving care to dying residents and deceased residents.

  • Resident Interaction | Assist residents with personal services such as personal laundry, maintaining well-kept room, operating television, radio, reading, and/or writing letters. Assist family and visitors, directing questions regarding the patient’s clinical condition to the supervising nurse. Engage residents in conversations of interests and encourage them to recall memories.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: M - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.

PAY RANGE: $15.00 - $15.00

The listed base pay range is a good faith representation of current potential base pay for successful applicants. It may be modified in the future. Pay is determined by factors including experience, relevant qualifications, specialty, internal equity, location, and contracts.

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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