Classes begin March 7 and April 18.

Are you interested in a patient care role at Guthrie? Guthrie is excited to be partnering with Corning Community College on a paid training program for Care Partners. This four-week program will provide classroom and clinical training to prepare you for a patient care role at Guthrie.

Candidates will be required to apply to a care partner position and will be interviewed and selected. Once selected the candidate will be hired into a care partner position and sent to training.

Patient Care Partners play a vital role in our patient experience at Guthrie. As a Patient Care Partner, you will work directly with patients and their families. This role allows you to make a difference in individual lives in a positive and meaningful way.

What you can expect working in a hospital setting:

  • Fast-paced environment
  • High number of patients
  • Diverse patient care
  • Physical exertion such as moving bedridden patients
Personal Hygiene
  • Bathing/Showering
  • Mouth Care
Room Preparation
  • Set up for new admissions
  • Set room for patient after procedures
  • Strip room at discharge
  • Food and Fluid intake
  • Basic care
  • Vital signs
Empty Bedpans
  • Walk patient to the bathroom
  • Provide bedpans
  • Assist with personal needs
Catheter Bags/Drains/Specimen Collection
  • Empty drains
  • Empty urinary catheter bags
  • Obtain specimens from multiple sources
Nutritional Needs
  • Pass/collect meal trays 
  • Assist with meal set up
  • Feed patients
Make Beds
  • Unoccupied
  • Occupied
Obtain Vital Signs
  • Temperature
  • Heart and respiratory rate
  • Blood Pressure
Observe Patient’s Status
  • Sit with confused, restless or suicidal patients
  • Walk with unsteady patients
Report Health Concerns
  • To the Nurse
Answer Call Bells
  • Answer questions
  • Assist as requested
  • Replenish patient supplies such as tissues or refresh water
Turn Patients
  • Reposition for comfort
  • Prevents bedsores


What are the responsibilities of a patient care partner?

Nurse Aide Responsibilities


Where is the training program located?

The in-classroom training will be located at the Corning Community College Health Education Center at 132 Denison Pkwy E, Corning, N.Y.

The clinical training will be located at either Guthrie Corning Hospital or Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital.

What is the program time commitment?

You will be required to be at training Monday through Friday during business hours for a total of 30-40 hours a week.

What are the shifts of a care partner?

Care partners are expected to work 12-hour day or night shifts that will include holiday and weekends.

Is there a commitment agreement?

There is a one-year commitment agreement to Guthrie for employees who take the four-week training course.

Will my mileage be reimbursed for the training at Corning Community College?

Guthrie will reimburse your mileage based on your work location to travel to Corning Community College for training.