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Temporary Nursing Aide (TNA) to CNA Track

Company: Elderwood at Grand Island
Location: Niagara Falls
Posted on: October 9, 2021

Job Description:

This job is located in Grand Island.

Join Our Team: If making a difference in someone's life is important to you, join our team today! Overview:

Elderwood at Grand Island is seeking Full Time TNA's! TNA team members assist with ensuring the health and well-being of our residents by providing direct nursing and personal care support. This position is responsible for assisting residents with all aspects of Daily Living Activities ensuring that the highest degree of quality resident care is maintained at all times. The TNA position is established by the designated facility as a temporary measure and shall be implemented only in accordance with state/federal permission, waiver and mandates.

Shift: Full Time

  • 6am to 2pm 
  • 2pm to 10pm
  • 10pm to 6am

Have you always been a caretaker by nature? Perhaps you are a nursing student, former CNA, HHA or PCA? This is an opportunity to make a difference (and a pay check), up close and personal, helping to take care of loved ones at Elderwood at Grand Island. 


The TNA to CNA Track provides insight into the direct care role, as well as training and mentorship that will allow you to perform specific tasks with our resident population. Apply and be slotted into the next Temporary Nurse Aide Training (TNA) and then the subsequent Nurse Aide Training Program to become a CNA. 


NEXT CLASS is scheduled for September 27th (subject to change based on instructor and classroom availability)

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Overview:

    • Elderwood's CNA Training course will last for three weeks, Monday to Friday from 8:30a-4:30p.
    • First two weeks are classroom training at 2850 Grand Island Boulevard, Grand Island; third week will be clinicals at a local Elderwood Skilled Nursing Facility (to be determined)
    • Once you pass, your status (and pay) will be adjusted from TNA to CNA.
    • Elderwood will pay for the CNA certification test as well as any applicable onboarding requirements, including but not limited to PPD and Physical for eligible candidates.
    • Training is PAID - you will be clocked in as a Support Aide during training hours and get paid while you train.
  • Responsible for responding immediately to residents' requests.
    • Exhibits the highest level of customer service towards residents, staff and visitors.
    • Consistently demonstrates the ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as reprioritizing work as necessary.
    • Observes and practices confidentiality of resident information and privacy when performing job duties.
  • Assist residents with the following Activities of Daily Living (ADL), according to their plan of care, individual needs, and care preferences: Bathing, Dressing, Easting, Positioning, Ambulation, Grooming (including nail care), Toileting, Exercising, Transferring, Transportation.
  • Assist in providing appropriate mental stimulation and validation therapy for residents, unless contraindicated:
    • Encourage participation and transport residents to activity events.
    • Place residents in areas conducive to social interaction at periods throughout the day.
    • Provide validation therapy in conversation with resident throughout the day, including appropriate conversation during mealtime and care
  • Consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow team members; considering the impact of your actions on team members.
  • Assist other team members in the performance of their assignments.
  • Seek out opportunities to help rather than waiting to be asked.
  • Demonstrate flexibility to perform duties wherever volume deems it necessary within facility.
  • Receive report about status of residents from licensed professional and/or designated department head prior to providing care.
  • Notify licensed professional and/or designated department head of changes in residents' conditions needs, and of any unusual incidents regarding residents:
    • Follow plan of care in providing daily living and personal care services for resident.
    • Inform licensed professional and/or designated department head if difficulty occurs providing personal care services or if unable to complete tasks per personal care plan.
    • Performs assigned duties according to the service excellence standards and goals established for this position, and for all staff members of this facility.
    •  Performs all position duties according to safety rules and standards of practice required for this position, and as required to ensure the general safety of staff, residents and visitors of this facility.
    • Timely report about facility equipment that needs repair, unsafe conditions in room or unit area, or personal needs of residents, such as adaptive equipment and alarms.
  • Maintain facility standards for resident care
  • Minimum 16 years of age required; high school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Employment Certificate/Permit required for 16-17 years of age
  • Certificate of completion of the established company TNA training


Elderwood expects all current and new employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Employees may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.

Employee Perks!: 401K Retirement Plan with Company Match, Clean, Neat & Newly Renovated Facility, Close to thruway entrances/exits, Conveniently located on a bus route, Free On-Site Parking, Friendly and supportive staff, Generous PTO & holiday package, Life Insurance, Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance, NEW Weekly Pay Schedule!, Strong leadership EOE Statement: WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Keywords: Elderwood at Grand Island, Niagara Falls , Temporary Nursing Aide (TNA) to CNA Track, Other , Niagara Falls, New York

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