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2024 LNA Training Program - Porter Medical Center

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Residency & Trainee
115 Porter Dr, Middlebury, VT
PMC - Talent Acquisition, RN & MD
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$15.50 - $20.93 per hour

Thank you for your interest in the Porter Medical Center Nurse Assistant Training Program. 

We currently have availability for openings at our Skilled Nursing Facility within the Long-Term Care Unit, Memory Care Unit, and Post-Acute Unit. We also have availability for openings at Porter Hospital within the Med/Surg Unit and limited availability within the Emergency Department.

Participants in the program are hired as full-time employees of Porter Medical Center and are paid a rate of $17.00 per hour for their class time as well as time worked as an LNA Trainee at Porter Medical Center.

The class is a hybrid training program lasting 8 weeks where participants learn the skills necessary to become and LNA and prepare to take their licensure test.  Porter Medical Center pays for the class tuition, testing and licensure fees in agreement that participants will remain employed as a full-time LNA at Porter Medical Center for one year.

Once participants have successfully completed the class and obtained their Nursing Assistant Licensure, they will move into a vacant, full-time LNA position with us and will be eligible for a $5,000 sign-on bonus.

What is an LNA?

LNA stands for Licensed Nursing Assistant.  LNAs are important and valued members of our patient and resident care team. They work closely with residents and patients collaboratively under the direction of a LPN or RN delivering care, assisting with activities of daily living, and communicating with the team about resident changes and needs.  Responsibilities may include (but are not limited to): taking vital signs, responding to call lights, Electronic Medical Record documentation, personal care, including bathing, mouth care, toileting and skin care, observing changes to resident and patient health and promoting healthy functioning of residents both physically and emotionally.



Must be at least 18 years old by date of Licensure Test

Completion of The LNA Training Program.

Previous patient care experience strongly preferred; successful candidates will be empathetic and compassionate.

Must be reliable and able to work well as a member of a team.

Strong communication skills are needed along with the ability to follow through.

Must have a willingness to learn, support and mentor team members as you grow, and capacity to take direction.

Must have basic computer skills.

Course Information

The Nurse Assistant Trainee program prepares eligible candidates to practice as nursing assistants in providing direct patient care.

Prerequisites for the class include Internet Access and access to a computer and camera.

The online course and in-person skill class will run from for 4-8 weeks, with an additional thirty-two hours of clinicals will be scheduled in 4-8 hour shifts to be followed by LNA Testing with a date to be determined.  This class provides the knowledge and skills necessary to apply for Vermont State Board of Nursing licensure as a Licensed Nursing Assistant.

While we are able to hire employees to start in advance of the courses, we do have Nurse Assistant Training programs planned for the following start dates:

  • April 1st (application deadline around February 26th, 2024)
  • Future training dates TBD

If you apply past the deadline for a course, we will gladly consider you for a future training course.

*Please note: the application for each start date will close around 5 weeks prior in order to ensure that no deadlines are missed in the recruitment process.

Benefits and Pay:

The rate of pay is $17.34 per hour and every-other weekend will be scheduled off after the completion of the course.  This a full-time position with benefits.  Below are the differentials:

  • Evening: $3 per hour in addition to hourly rate of pay.
  • Night: $5 per hour in addition to hourly rate of pay.
  • Weekend: $2 per hour in addition to hourly rate of pay.
    he weekend differential shall be paid on top of any applicable evening or night differentials.

Employees of this program are eligible for full benefits.

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