Free Nurse Assistant Training Paid by Vanderbilt Health - Trauma Stepdown
Free Training - Earn While You Learn
Vanderbilt Health (VUMC) is offering an exciting opportunity to individuals with no healthcare experience to obtain free nurse assistant training through NATS, one of our training partners. At Vanderbilt we call this position a Care Partner. In this program you will be paid while you train for five weeks. Upon completion of the NATS training, you will be provided with additional clinical orientation and department-specific training on one of our inpatient units by working closely with the nurse educator for the unit. Once you have completed all training you will receive a promotion and a pay increase.
This program offers paid training (no tuition or fees to participate in the program). Care Partner Trainees are considered full-time and eligible for benefits (including health, dental, and vision) and additional perks that come with being a Vanderbilt employee, including help with commuter costs.
What are the qualifications/requirements to be considered? * Open to VUMC Staff and Non-VUMC Staff * No previous healthcare experience required * Non-licensed position; no specialized healthcare degree required * 18 years or older * High school graduate or GED * Will need to pass a background check * COVID vaccinated (VUMC can provide at no charge)
NATS Care Partner Scholarship Program:
7 week training program
Week 1: on-site at VUMC
Weeks 2-6: NATS training from 9am-2pm (NATS address is 1161 Murfreesboro Pike #217, Nashville, TN 37217), and additional training may be required on-site at VUMC
Week 7: on-site at VUMC
Mandatory attendance is required everyday during the training period.
Upon successful completion of NATS program, you would be eligible to sit for the CNA State Board exam (to obtain CNA license)
Interview process and acceptance into this training program: * One of our talent recruitment specialists will contact you to schedule an interview. * Interviews are done either in-person or virtually (via phone or computer).
What does a care partner do? Care Partners assist with the personal care of patients (adult and/or pediatrics), including: - bathing, feeding, toileting, and changing beds - aiding in daily activities (walking, sitting, etc) - taking vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, breathing) - documenting computerized patient information
Care Partners and Patient Care Techs are not responsible for: - giving medications - patient assessment - managing an independent patient assignment
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