Nursing Assistant Trainee

  • Requisition ID: CNA Trainee 1
  • Department: 200730 Nurse Apprenticeship
  • Schedule: Full Time - Eligible for Benefits
  • Shift: Varies
  • Category: Services & Trade

For those thinking about a career in healthcare, let us help you plan for a career at Renown. Renown has partnered with Truckee Meadows Community College to fully fund a 9-week program allowing students to go to school and work as a CNA Apprentice while being paid. Students shadow, precept and complete their clinical hours in an acute care setting receiving both the education and experience to be a successful clinician. Upon completion of the program, participants are eligible to obtain their CNA license and transfer directly into a CNA position at Renown Health.

Two programs are held annually and start in February and September. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

***Accepting applications for upcoming cohort in September***


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Position Purpose:

This position is time-limited to four (4) months pursuant to NRS 632.285.


Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse, provides or assists in activities of daily living, as well as emotional support to, Adult, and Geriatric patients. 'Supervision' is defined by the Nevada State Board of Nursing as follows: "Supervision" means direction by a qualified nurse for the accomplishment of a nursing task or activity, including initial direction and periodic inspection of the actual accomplishment of the task or activity. 

Nature and Scope:

The incumbent must be knowledgeable of the uses of equipment specific to the area of employment.  This position is responsible to annually demonstrate proficiency in body mechanics, fire safety, infection control, patient safety, BLS, and hazardous materials.


Under the supervision of a licensed nurse, the incumbent collects data relative to the health status of a patient, and provides basic information to the licensed nurse to develop a problem list and revise information on the plan of care.


This position provides physical care, comfort measures, and emotional support to the adult and geriatric patient population as directed by a professional registered nurse.


The incumbent may assist with basic restorative care.  This position also provides a safe and healthy patient care environment and completes basic duties as assigned by a licensed nurse.


The Certified Nursing Assistant must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensor, psychosocial, and safety appropriate to the age of the patient served and meets standards of quality as measured by the unit/department age specific competency standards.



This position does provide patient care.

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

Minimum Qualifications:  Requirements - Required and/or Preferred


Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English.


Enrolled in a training program required for certification as a nursing assistant through a Nevada State Board of Nursing approved Certified Nursing Assistant program.





Computer / Typing:

Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.


Renown Health exists to make a genuine difference in the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve. And it is through your passion that this mission is made real every day. The relationship with employees is the foundation for success as we proceed with our strategic direction. We strive to build upon this solid partnership by offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that meets the diverse needs of employees and their family members.

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    Education Assistance

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    Paid Time Off

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    401(k) Company Match

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    Flexibile Work Environment

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Renown Health is northern Nevada's healthcare leader and Reno's only locally owned, not-for-profit health system. We are an entire network of hospitals, primary care offices, urgent care centers, lab services, medical specialties, and x-ray and imaging services - with more than 7,000 nurses, doctors and care providers dedicated to the health and well-being of our community.

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