CNA and HHA Training Classes

Samaritan offers several programs and opportunities to attract and train a great workforce. One of the most important positions in Long-Term Care is the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), and Samaritan offers our its own CNA Training Program to ensure we have qualified staff caring for our nursing home residents. This class is now offered on a rotating schedule. 

Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program

Samaritan Keep Home is excited to announce its Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program. This 10-week, un-paid training program will require a time commitment of approximately 30 hours per week At the successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the New York State Certified Nursing Assistant exam. Class hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 am - 3:30 pm for weeks 1-6 and 7:30 am - 2;30 pm for weeks 7-11. Classes are held at Samaritan Keep Home. The next CNA class will start on August 8th.

If you are a compassionate, caring, and dedicated individual interested in a dynamic healthcare opportunity as a Certified Nursing Assistant at one of our long-term care facilities, (Samaritan Keep Home or Samaritan Summit Village) consider the CNA training program at SKH.

Candidates must have a High School Diploma or a GED, be able to lift 50 lbs. and must be able to pass a drug test, background and reference screening and physical.

Samaritan is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. Women,  Minorities, Disabled and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

The role of a Certified Nursing Assistant is to:

Provide compassionate care to a diverse age group of residents;
Assists residents with activities of daily living, such as:
Bathing, dressing, transferring, bed mobility, ambulation, feeding, toileting, positioning;
Distribute and assist with snacks and nourishments;
Performs finger stick blood sugars (FSBS) and electrocardiogram (EKG)

Samaritan Keep Home and Samaritan Summit Village's CNA Training Program is a New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) certified program and is specifically designed to prepare students for a career in long-term care. Students receive 156 hours of clinical/laboratory experience and 66 hours of bedside clinical training over an 10 week period (this is approximately 35 hours per week, Monday through Thursday). Once all training is completed the students are eligible to take the NYS Certified Nursing Assistant exam.

Units of study required by NYSDOH include:

Infection Control
Personal Care
Nutrition and Diet Therapy
Human Sexuality
Lifting, Moving and Transporting
Elimination, Circulatory and Respiratory Care
Life Changes and Adaptations.

Interested in applying? If you have any questions about this process, please contact Human Resources at 315-785-4022 or use our Contact Us Form.

The Candidate Selection Process

The course is offered approximately four times a year, and basic requirements for the program are:
High School Diploma (or GED)
Satisfactory references
Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Pre-Employment drug screening and criminal background investigations are conducted on all students.

Candidates are then scheduled to job shadow with a CNA preceptor for two hours to give them an opportunity to see the environment and to witness the work of a CNA. Each CNA Preceptor completes an evaluation form about the experience and forwards it to the training managers. Upon completion of a successful shadowing experience, interest in the program and understanding of the commitment is reconfirmed with the candidate.

To remain in the program, students must maintain a grade point average of 75 and cannot miss more than 16 hours during the course.

There is a tuition fee for this program, which includes all books and materials needed for the course. Financial Assistance may be available.

Please contact Samaritan's Human Resources Department to find out more about this program. Call 315-785-4022 or use our Contact Us Form.

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The role of a Home Health Aid is to:

- Provide compassionate care to a diverse age group of residents
- Assist residents with activities of daily living, such as: bathing, dressing, transferring, bed mobility, ambulation, feeding, toileting, positioning;
- Distribute and assist with snacks and nourishment
Samaritan is looking for compassionate, caring and dedicated individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in Healthcare as a Home Health Aide (HHA).Samaritan Health is excited to announce a HHA training program.  This 3-week program will require a time commitment of approximately 38 hours per week. Classes will be held at Samaritan Summit Village in Watertown, NY. The selected students will be required to pass an interview process, drug screening, health assessment as well as a background check and reference screening. High School Diploma or GED is required and individuals must be at least 18 years of age. Classes will be held from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. This is an unpaid training course. At the successful completion of the program and State exam, students will be entered into the NYS Home Health Aide Registry and be eligible to apply to our HHA openings to work at our new Samaritan Summit Village-Assisted Living Facility.  As a Home Health Aide employee of Samaritan Summit Village, candidates must be able to work any shift and every other weekend. Samaritan Summit Village HHAs do NOT drive to clients homes; they work directly at the facility.HHA classes are offered on a rotating basis. If you have any questions about this process, please contact Human Resources at 315-785-4022 or use our Contact Us Form. The next HHA class will begin on September 18th.

 

The Candidate Selection Process
Basic requirements for the program are:
- At least 18 years of age
- High School Diploma (or GED)
- Satisfactory references
- Satisfactory interview
- Pre-Employment drug screening and criminal background investigations are conducted on all students

 
There is a tuition fee for this program. Financial Assistance may be available.