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Kootenai Health Nursing Assistant Apprentice in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Nursing Assistant Apprentice


Position Summary:

The Nursing Assistant Apprentice is a student currently enrolled in an approved CNA program who is employed in a non-certified capacity under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse and a certified nursing assistant. Assists nursing service personnel with a variety of patient care activities and related services necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of patients.


  • Assists with personal hygiene, takes vital signs, and changes bed linens

  • May serve and collect food trays, provide for between-meal nourishment, and clean, sterilize, store and prepare other supplies

  • Completes duties based on the level of training in the CNA program

  • Works under immediate supervision

  • Demonstrates and adheres to the Kootenai Health Code of Conduct and Ethics

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field

  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential job function

  • Competent to meet age-specific needs of the unit assigned

    Requirements and Minimum Qualifications :

  • High school diploma or GED preferred

  • Must be enrolled in a state-approved CNA Program by the Kootenai Health Orientation program

  • Certification is required within 90 days of the date of hire

  • BLS Required. Current AHA Healthcare provider, American Red Cross, AHA Health Saver or KH BLS during General Orientation

    Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to maintain a standing and/or sitting position

  • Must be able to lift and move up to 35 lbs

  • Typical equipment used in a clinical job

  • Must be able to stoop, crouch or bend

  • Must be able to assist in patient transfer