Valley Senior Living- Nursing Assistant Educator
  • Flex Time
  • Monday-Friday (no weekends)
  • 8:00am-4:30pm
  • Starting wage is between $34.20 and $41.60
  • RN preferred (LPN required)


The CNA Trainer/RN is primarily responsible for training and mentoring students of the Valley Senior Living Nurse Assistant (NA) training classes and newly hired Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), particularly in their first three months of employment. The CNA Trainer works closely with CNAs as they are newly hired and throughout their employment. The CNA Trainer helps the CNAs in the transition to employment at Valley Senior Living, and throughout employment, overseeing educational needs and making recommendations for education to the Staff Development RN and/or Director of Nursing Services (DONS). NOTE: If an RN fills this position, that person will assume the role of Project Coordinator as well as CNA Trainer.

As a valued care partner, the CNA Trainer/RN is committed to supporting the mission, vision, and values of the Valley Senior Living and will honor the importance of person-centered care.


Qualification standards for employment at Valley Senior Living have been evaluated using job performance standards that are consistent with equal employment opportunity for applicants or incumbents.



· Graduate of an approved practical nursing program.

· Minimum two (2) years as a LPN in a long‑term care facility.


· Previous experience as a CNA in a long-term care facility.



· Current LPN license or temporary permit for practice in the state of North Dakota


· Current RN license or temporary permit for practice in the state of North Dakota.



· Receive on-the-job training, as well as participate in ongoing education pertinent to the position.

· Maintain current CPR certification.


The essential functions of the job are based on the duties the person who holds the position will be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodations.


· Understand and adhere to Valley Senior Living’s Corporate Compliance Standards, Code of Conduct, and all Department/Personnel policies and procedures.

· Assist in the Nurse Assistant training course, including lectures, lab instruction, and the clinical component of the course. Oversees the students during their clinical experience.

· Collaborate with the DONS and the Staff Development RN to coordinate in-services. Lead in-services as scheduled.

· Provide training, immunization, and TB screening to new employees during General Orientation.

· Work closely with the newly hired NA/CNA, Particularly in their first three months of employment.

· Explain Standards of Care to NAs/CNAs and monitors cares to see that standards are met.

· Audit and skill validate CNAs, particularly those recently hired, to see that standards are met. Assure that new NAs/CNAs are audited within one month and three months of hire.

· Assist the Staff Development RN in evaluating educational needs of NAs/CNAs and providing for those needs.

· Assist the Infection Preventionist to meet health care needs of employees in the area of injections (Mantoux, Hepatitis B, tetanus, flu shots).

· Maintain records as required for audits, skills validations, in-services, etc.

· Assist with interviewing, hiring, and training as directed.

· Communicate with the North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) to ensure class students are registered for North Dakota state certification testing and coordinate re-testing for class students, as applicable.

· Collaborate with the NDBON to ensure class curriculum and class teaching materials reflect best practice standards and are being communicated to NA class students.

· Develop NA Class schedule ensuring each class meets facility and North Dakota State requirements.

· Ensure NA Class marketing materials are available and reflect the most current information.

· Coordinate with the Staff Development RN to arrange for CPR training in the facility.

· Assure class materials are in good standing condition and coordinates with Staff Development RN if materials need replacement.

· Perform assigned tasks in accordance with policies and procedures and as instructed by your supervisor.

· Comply with established standards precautions and isolation procedures, follows established safety regulations and reports all incidents, accidents, hazardous conditions or equipment to your supervisor.

· Understand the “Right to Know” regulation.


· Function as a Charge Nurse in a crisis or emergency situation.


The following skills are needed to perform the essential functions of this position:

· Maintain strict confidentiality and privacy of records, conditions, and information relating to residents, staff, and facility.

· Develop, encourage, and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, interest, and optimism in the needs of residents, families, visitors and co‑workers along with loyalty to Valley Senior Living.

· Develop, encourage, and maintain good communications with residents, staff, and visitors.Communicate a sense of caring, concern, empathy, and dignity for residents and staff.

· Recognize and respond to safety needs of the residents and staff.

· Effectively manage time and perform the essential functions of the job.

· Communicate professionally using English verbal, written, and listening skills.

· Adjust to changing conditions and job duties.

· Tolerate interruptions and possible aggressive behavior from residents in a professional manner.

If interested, contact HR at 701-787-7829