Job Description

    Job Summary

    The Apprentice Licensed Nurse Assistant will complete the 144-hour RTI/Education curriculum and complete 2000 hours of On-The-Job Training. The Apprentice LNA will complete the NH Licensed Nursing Assistant examination for licensure upon completion of the curriculum. At that time, the LNA will participate for a period of one year, or 2000 clinical hours (whichever is greater), and transition to the job title of Licensed Nursing Assistant. The Apprentice LNA will receive a base rate hourly wage at hire and through the education component of the program; upon licensure and completion of the clinical apprentice hours, the employee will transition to the pay scale for an LNA and will receive a pay increase.

    Once licensed, the LNA will ensure efficient direct patient care for both adult and pediatric patients as assigned by licensed nursing staff. Duties will include but are not limited to activities of daily living, vital signs, Intake & Output, ambulating patients, charting on flow sheets, and transportation. She/ he demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in the Medical/Surgical Unit. The LNA must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, and specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's departmental policies and procedures

    Essential Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age, with a high school diploma or GED. Must obtain an LNA license within one month of course completion and  BLS certification within one month of hire. Must be proficient in English speaking and writing skills and have good communication skills to be able to communicate to patients and their family members.  

    About WMC:

    The major strength of Weeks Medical Center is found in the ability of our physicians and staff to offer extensive services utilizing state-of-the-art technology while maintaining the personalized care of a community hospital. Weeks is a 25-bed critical access hospital offering medical, surgical, and intensive care services. In addition, a wide variety of outpatient services are available, including cardiac and physical rehabilitation; a fully-staffed oncology department; 24-hour emergency care; a fully equipped laboratory; and an extensive radiology department. Weeks is blessed with strong leadership and a dedicated community that allows us to meet the ever-changing requirements of today’s healthcare environment.

    About North Country Healthcare (NHC):

    North Country Healthcare is a non-profit affiliation of four medical facilities in the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire. NCH includes numerous physicians and medical providers at multiple locations. This leading comprehensive healthcare network which employs hundreds of highly-trained individuals delivers integrated patient care through three community hospitals, specialty clinics, and home health and hospice services. NCH remains committed to the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

    Member organizations include Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, and North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency in Littleton. NCH is proud to be the largest employer in the North Country.

    North Country Healthcare is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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