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Sanford Health Certified Nursing Assistant Trainee - Neilson Place in Bemidji, Minnesota

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Facility: Woodsedge
Location: Bemidji, MN
Address: 1000 Anne St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601, USA
Shift: Varies
Job Schedule: PRN
Weekly Hours: Varies
Salary Range: $19.05 - $24.95

Department Details

Interested in starting a career in healthcare? Become certified as a CNA to work at Neilson Place Care Center.

-On-the-job paid training

-Sanford Health will provide CNA training and pay for testing

-Flexible scheduling

-Part-Time and Full-Time opportunities after completion of training program

-Must be able to work a minimum of 16 hours weekly

-Every other weekend and holiday required

-Shift times are 7 AM - 3:30 PM, 3 PM - 11:30 PM, or 11 PM - 7:30 AM

Job Summary

The Nursing Assistant Trainee is enrolled in a learning experience designed to develop the confidence and competence to serve as a caregiver that provides personal care to clients. Under the supervision of a licensed nurse, the trainee, in partnership with a preceptor, provides holistic client-centered care that promotes independence and client rights in a safe, caring, and efficient manner. The trainee is required to work within the role of a non-certified nursing assistant. The trainee is enrolled in a formal nursing assistant program and is required to fulfill all training requirements in the designated timeframe. The Trainee is not allowed to perform any service(s) unless they have been trained and found to be proficient by the instructor. The program is delivered in hybrid format which includes an online curriculum and hands on skills development. Trainees learn the skills and processes needed to provide care and assistance to clients. At completion of the training program, participants will be prepared to take state knowledge and skills exams to obtain the Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) or other state certification designation.

While in the Nursing Assistant Training Program, the trainee serves as a member of the nursing team and will be held accountable to know and follow location-specific standards for infection prevention and control, personal protective equipment use, safety, and privacy. The trainee demonstrates the ability to follow written and verbal instructions. This role requires an ability to do detailed work correctly, handle stress, demonstrate critical thinking, and prioritize responsibilities. The trainee works with clients and their families to ensure their physical, cognitive, spiritual, emotional, and social needs are met. The trainee delivers age-appropriate care to meet the physical, psychological, and restorative needs of the client as defined in the care plan.

The trainee assists the care team and documents client care when appropriate. The trainee communicates changes in client condition and care-related concerns to a licensed nurse. The trainee assists with basic health care needs and activities of daily living such as bathing, toileting, grooming, dressing, undressing, obtaining vital signs, providing psychosocial support, and delivering other personal care as assigned. The trainee assists the client in transferring, repositioning, range of motion exercises, and walking using appropriate transfer techniques and equipment. The trainee assists clients with meals and snacks and provides water and nutritional supplements as appropriate. The trainee assists with housekeeping, laundry services, and other duties as assigned within non-certified nursing assistant role.


High school graduate or general equivalency diploma (GED) preferred, but not required.

Minimum age of 16. Prior clinical or nursing assistant experience in long-term care preferred.

When applicable, for applicable states, certified and registered with the Unlicensed Assistive Person (UAP) Registry.

Dependent on facility and required responsibilities, this role may classify as a Sanford Category II Driver requiring a motor. Vehicle report and proof of valid driver’s license. Must be medically qualified to perform the essential driving functions of this position as per our Sanford Driving Policy per the leaders request.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-0173759
Job Function: Student Services
Featured: No