Looking to become a Certified Nursing Assistant?

Get paid for training, immediate employment, and opportunity for advancement with our Trained Nursing Assistant program at JGS Lifecare!

JGS Lifecare is currently seeking candidates for our Trained Nursing Assistant positions. These positions are assistants to the CNAs and provide real-world training on how to become a successful CNA.

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Get On-The-Job Training To Become A CNA

The Training Nursing Assistant (TNA) provides direct and indirect care to residents under the supervision of a nurse and performs other duties assigned by nurses and other clinical and administrative leadership. The Trained Nursing Assistants also collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to maximize the quality of life for our residents. Not only does our program provide the necessary training, the majority of our trainees are hired after they complete the course and get their certification!

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"Thank you for the respect, care and love you gave to my mother during these past two-and-a-half years. Your kindness and gentleness by placing her in “her special chair” made her days happy. Sometimes it meant she would sing to all of you. I shall be forever grateful for your thoughtfulness."


"Thank you for the wonderful care that you gave to my dad. I was so impressed with the thoughtful care that he received at the Altenheim. Everyone went out of their way to meet all of his needs and those of his family."


Details About The Program

Once individuals are accepted into the program, they are required to take an eight hour ACHA class and are paired with a CNA who has been carefully selected by the nursing team. There is also a competency sheet that needs to be completed. The TNA’s are provided with job descriptions, but of course, they are limited in their responsibilities until they have completed the class. Next, the TNA’s take an online course, which is taught by Karen Petruccelli, Vice President of Clinical Quality Improvement. In essence, clinical instruction is provided in conjunction with classroom theory and laboratory work.

About JGS Lifecare

JGS Lifecare is a leading health care system serving elders, as well as multiple generations and families of all faiths with support and service. What started as a stand-alone home for the aged in 1912 has grown into a campus of care including a nursing home, rehabilitation center, assisted living, home health and hospice care, adult day health and more! Surrounded by lovely landscaped grounds, JGS Lifecare is located in Longmeadow Massachusetts, only minutes away from Interstate 91.

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