• Free Nursing Assistant Class: Tacoma, WA

    Union Position
    Avamere at Pacific Ridge
    3625 East B Street
  • Overview




    Interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant?  Let us help!!


    We are currently hiring Hospitality Aides who will attend our FREE Nursing Assistant Class 


    Part-time Various Shifts available before and during the class

    Full-time CNA Opportunities available upon successful completion of the class!


    Class starts January 2, 2020 and will be held at Avamere Transitional Care of Puget Sound (630 S. Pearl St.)

    This is about a five week course and will be held Monday - Friday

    Class hours are 7am-3:30pm

    Clinical hours are 6am-2pm

    180 total hours:

    72 class hours

    108 clinical hours


    Facility pays testing fees for successful graduates 

    All applicants must pass a background check


    Avamere at Pacific Ridge
    3625 E. B Street
    Tacoma, WA 98404

    (253) 475-2507



    This is a great start to become a Nursing Assistant in the State of Washington and is also a wonderful step to becoming a licensed nurse. Avamere offers tuition reimbursement for Nursing School after one year of full-time employment.


    You Will Learn To:

    • Check each resident routinely to ensure that his/her personal care needs are being met in accordance with his/her wishes.
    • Review care plans daily to determine if changes in the resident’s daily care routine have been made on the care plan.
    • Inform the Nurse Supervisor of any changes in the resident’s condition so that appropriate information can be entered on the resident’s care plan.
    • Assist resident’s with daily needs, including preparation for activity and social programs, and transporting residents to/from appointments.
    • Create and uphold an atmosphere of warmth, patience, enthusiasm, and a calm and cheerful environment.
    • Ensure that resident’s rooms are ready for receiving and make residents comfortable.
    • Participate in facility surveys by authorized government agencies.
    • Must possess a minimum of a 10th grade education.
    • Maintain confidentiality of all resident care information in accordance with HIPAA guidelines.
    • Effectively communicate necessary resident information to Charge Nurses, Director of Nursing and/or Administrator.

    Facility Information

    Avamere at Pacific Ridge is a 102 bed facility offering skilled nursing, transitional rehab, respite care, Alzheimer’s, long term care, and hospice.  Avamere at Pacific Ridge is one of the few skilled nursing facilities in the Pacific Northwest with a focus on behavioral health. Our success comes in the moments of joy that we bring to our residents every day, and in the relief and comfort that we bring to their families and friends. We are currently seeking top notch talent to join our caring team of interdisciplinary professionals.    




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