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Beth Israel Lahey Health Nursing Assistant Apprenticeship Program (Nursing Assistant - Trainee) in Plymouth, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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Night (United States of America)

Become a Certified Nursing Assistant while employed at Beth Israel Deaconess Plymouth as a Trainee.

Earn a nationally recognized credential of a Registered CNA Apprentice. Access additional educational benefits upon hire.

Upon completion of the Nursing Assistant Registered Apprenticeship Program, incumbent will transfer into C.N.A. (Certified Nursing Assistant) position

The Nursing Assistant Registered Apprenticeship Program:

• Includes classroom curriculum with an accredited Nursing Assistant Program

• Includes on-the-job training

• Must successfully complete Program within 6 months of hire into Trainee position

Job Description:

Learn while you Earn at Beth Israel Deaconess Plymouth!

Train at no Cost Learn on the Job Mentor Support


  • Admission/Transfer/Discharge Functions. Ready patients’ room, greet and escort patient to their room, inventory possessions, assist with packing personal possessions.

  • Food Service Functions. Prepare patients for meals, serve food trays and snacks, assist with feeding as needed, record food/fluid intake, keep water pitchers filled, assist with after meal care.

  • Personnel Functions. Perform all tasks in accordance with policies/procedures, report all complaints/grievances made by the patient.

  • Personal Nursing Care Functions. Assist/provide patients with activities of daily living such as oral hygiene, bath functions, dressing/undressing, bowel/bladder functions, transporting, obtaining blood sugar levels, and vital signs in a manner that promotes and maintains patient’s dignity.

  • Provide all functions as delegated by Registered Nursing Staff.

  • Ensure patient room is ready for expected admission, i.e., name tags, admission kit, etc.

  • Conduct purposeful Rounding using the TLC model.

  • Respond to call bells in a timely manner

  • Alert nursing staff to abnormal findings during the execution of patient care duties

  • Stocking patient care areas with supplies needed for patient care

  • Updating white board with appropriate information regarding personnel and daily activities

  • Help to maintain a safe patient environment free of tripping hazards

  • Provide constant observation as a safety sitter to patients once trained

  • Comply will all mandatory education as assigned

  • Accurately document all relevant patient care activities in the Electronic Medical Record

It is understood that this is a summary of key job functions and does not include every detail of the job that may reasonably be required.

Education/Registration/Certification Required

  • High School graduate or equivalency or current enrollment in a co-op program required

  • Excellent organizational skills and work pace consistent with working in a busy, acute care unit

  • Must be able to read, write, and follow written and oral directions in English at the 12th grade level.

  • Must be 18 years old

  • American Heart Association BLS certification required within 2 weeks of hire

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

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