Dec 01, 2020

CNA Student Program

Would you like to work in a hospital or long-term care facility assisting nurses and medical staff? Prepare to earn your license as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with training from KVHD. Learn to perform duties such as answering patients' call lights, serving meals, mak- ing beds and helping patients eat, dress and bathe. As a CNA, you'll work shifts during the day, evening or overnight.

Kern Valley Healthcare District's Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training class begins on January 25, 2021. Candidates selected must be high school graduates or equivalent. You will be hired for a temporary position until course completion, and also be paid minimum wage while attending class.

Graduate students can apply for reimbursement for their out-of-pocket expenses (approximately $175). CNA work is both physically and emotionally demanding, and not everyone is suited to this type of work environment. Before applying please seriously con-sider the duties listed: CNAs provide daily care to multiple patients and elderly residents, which includes feeding, bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, assisting in use of bedpan or commode, changing diapers, ambulating, straightening room, and other general care as needed. Candidates must have good interpersonal skills and interface professionally, tactfully, and respectfully with residents, staff, and the general public. Basic computer skills required. Applications must be received by Friday, December 11, 2020.

To qualify and participate in the CNA course, all students must successfully complete the following: Certified Background Check, Live Scan, Health Exam, Provide Proof of Immunization Records, Oral Drug Test, Nursing Assistant Initial Application