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2023 Nurse Assistant Trainee Program - University of Vermont Medical Center

The University of Vermont Health Network
Winooski, VT
Closing date
Jun 1, 2023

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Nursing, General Nursing
Organization Type
Thank you for your interest in The University of Vermont Medical Center Nurse Assistant Trainee course! If you are interested in training to become an Licensed Nurse Assistant at The University of Vermont Medical Center, please complete this online application.

ALL are welcome to apply, whether you are entry-level with no background in the medical field, or if you are a nursing, health sciences, or related field major!

Our course is 5 weeks long with daytime classes running Monday through Friday. It is typically around 40 hours per week during the initial training period. Upon successful completion of the course and state-run LNA exam, you will receive licensure through the State of Vermont and begin work on the assigned unit either as full time, part time, or per diem.

Our ideal candidates will be reliable, flexible, compassionate and empathetic. Must have a strong sense of teamwork and a focus on providing the best possible care to our patients. Extraordinary time management is a must on our fast-paced inpatient units.

Please be sure to indicate on your application all the shifts you are willing to work. You will only be considered for positions that match your preferences.

If you are invited for an interview, first round interviews will occur via phone and second round interviews will occur in person at the University of Vermont Medical Center.

We require a 1-year commitment to the unit you are hired on upon completion of the Nurse Assistant Trainee program - shifts vary.

The salary for the Nurse Assistant Trainee position is $15.93/hr. Once your LNA license is obtained, salary is increased to $17.34/hr.

Job Summary

The Nurse Assistant Trainee is responsible for specific aspects of direct and indirect patient care under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse.

Responsibilities may include (but are not limited to): taking vital signs, responding to call lights, Electronic Medical Record documentation, personal care, including bathing, mouth care, toileting and skin care.


Age will be 18 years old or more by date of Licensure Test

Completion of UVMMC Nurse Assistant Trainee course within 5 weeks of hire.

Previous patient care experience strongly preferred.

The physical requirements for this position are as follows:

Lifting - 35-50 lbs

Carrying - 25-34 lbs

Pushing/Pulling - 35-50 lbs

Course Information

The Nurse Assistant Trainee program prepares eligible candidates to practice as nursing assistants in providing direct patient care.

The course is approximately 153 hours divided over a period of four to five weeks. This class provides the knowledge and skills necessary to apply for Vermont State Board of Nursing licensure as a Licensed Nursing Assistant.

The course has the following start dates:

- July 10th, 2023

- October 2023

*Please note: the application for each start date will close 5 weeks prior in order to ensure that no deadlines are missed in the recruitment process.

-The training course consists of a combination of classroom, lab and clinical practice in an acute medical/surgical setting.

-Clinical practice is held at the Medical Center Campus on specific units.

-Course takes place Monday through Friday. A schedule is provided the first day of class.

-A mandatory 4-hour skill practice session will be scheduled prior to the state

licensing test.

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