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Nursing Assistant Apprentice - Long Term Care

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Job ID: 50142
Location: Ketchikan, AK
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.90
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


Nursing Assistant Apprentice - Long Term Care; Full Time, 0.90 FTE, Day position. Hourly compensation is $17.78 - $26.67; hiring rate dependent on qualifications and professional experience.

PeaceHealth has been serving the communities of Southeast Alaska since 1923 with Ketchikan Medical Center, a 25-bed critical-access hospital offering comprehensive trauma care, outpatient and home health services, and a 29-bed long-term care facility.  Participate in on-the-job training to learn how to perform the duties of a nursing assistant!

*** Hiring Bonus May Be Available *** Hiring Bonus May Be Available *** 


  1. Assist patient with personal care which may include bathing; mouth and skin care; grooming and dressing; toileting assistance; eating and hydration.
  2. Provide patients with help walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed.
  3. Maintain unit supplies by stocking patient rooms and supply areas to meet patient care needs.
  4. May document relevant patient care data.
  5. Assists the Activities Coordinator in the residents’ activity room.
  6. May provide clerical support to the unit such as doing order entry, chart processing, answering telephones, etc.


  • Must be enrolled in Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program within six months of hire.
  • Must obtain state Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) within 12 months of hire.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.


  • Work requires moderate physical exertion to include prolonged periods of standing from 34% to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments; reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more; requires the use of a Powered Air Purifying System (PAPR).
  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 66% of work time).

    For a full position description or for questions, please contact Vicki Greenwald: [email protected]

    PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

    See how PeaceHealth is committed toInclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

    For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

    PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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