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Providence Student Nursing Assistant - Nursing Education * Up to $1,000 Sign-On Bonus* in Centralia, Washington


Providence is calling a Student Nursing Assistant (0.9 FTE, Variable Shift) to work in Nursing Education at Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, WA.

The Student Nursing Assistant is a student currently enrolled in, or recently completed but awaiting certification, from an approved nursing assistant program. Functions under the direct supervision of the Manager, Program Supervisor or designee and within the scope of practice that the Manager, Supervisor or designee has determined is appropriate based upon the skills of the Student Nursing Assistant. Upon completion of a nursing assistant program and prior to licensure, or while enrolled in a nursing assistant program, the Student Patient Attendant is responsible for performing a variety of tasks to ensure that the assigned patient(s) remains safe. This may include close, continuous observation to maintain patient safety, comfort, and a safe patient care environment. Basic patient care tasks may be delegated by the Registered Nurse, Nurse Manger and or Delegate. The Student Patient Attendant will document all patient observation and care activities. Also performs non-direct patient care duties as assigned.

Successful completion of an approved nursing assistant program and the national Nurse Aid Assessment Program certification test in conjunction with remaining an employee in good standing, will qualify for entry into a regular classification as a NAC.

The Student Nursing Assistant must meet all academic progress standards and remain in good standing.

In this position you will:

  • Assist professional nursing staff with direct observation of patients and by performing basic non-technical tasks under direction and supervision.

  • Provide secondary assistance with nursing staff for patient bed mobility and patient transfers.

  • Adhere to department procedures and standards.

  • Prepares room and bed for receiving patient, ensuring a clean and safe environment. Continue to observe patient's environment to ensure safety and comfort.

  • Communicate effectively with patients, families, and staff demonstrating a positive and caring attitude; demonstrate sensitivity to patient's emotional, social and mental health needs.

  • Recognize and reports change in the patient and the environment following department procedures and standards. Immediately alert nursing personnel to emergency situations.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED

  • Enrolled in, or admitted to, a nursing assistant program that qualifies candidate to be eligible for the National Nurse Aid Assessment

  • Must be at least 18 years of age upon hire

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, Washington is a 127-bed, not-for-profit hospital providing emergency, diagnostic, cancer, birthing and surgical services. It consistently receives high scores on accreditation surveys by the Joint Commission, the Washington Department of Health (DOH) and the Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS).

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Student/Interns

Location: Washington-Centralia

Req ID: 354161