We are excited to offer a paid training program for Nurse Aides. This four-week program will provide classroom and clinical training at the Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Towanda Campus and will prepare you to test for your certification.

Interested candidates must apply for a Nursing Assistant position and be interviewed. If selected, the candidate will be hired into a Nursing Assistant position at the Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Towanda Campus and will be trained and eligible to test to become a Certified Nurse Aide.

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Nurse Aides play a vital role in our residents' experience at Guthrie. As a Nurse Aide, you will work directly with skilled nursing residents. This role allows you to make a difference in a positive and meaningful way.

Classes will begin in November 2022. 

List of what a Nurse's Aide role is: 

  • Feed, bathe, and dress patients
  • Take patient vital signs
  • Serve meals, make beds, and keep rooms clean
  • Set up medical equipment and assist with some medical procedures
  • Answer calls for help and observe changes in a patient's condition or behavior

FAQs

Where is the training program located?

The in-classroom and clinical training will be located at Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Towanda Campus.

What is the program time commitment?

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

What are the shifts of a certified nursing assistant?

After the completion of the program and successful passing of the certification, full-time Certified Nursing Assistants will work 12-hour shifts. Shifts are based on availability in days, evenings, and nights. 

What costs are covered by Guthrie?

Guthrie will cover the cost of training course and testing for certification.

What state will the certification be covered by?

This training program is for Pennsylvania certification. 

What are the eligibility requirements of the training program?

High School Grad or Equivalent