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. Our next CNA class will be April 3rd.
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:
Nutrition and Diet Therapy
Lifting, Moving and Transporting
Elimination, Circulatory and Respiratory Care
Life Changes and Adaptations.
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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)
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 Contact Us Form.or use our