SCL Health is offering a new skilled workers program, called Success Through Apprenticeship Readiness (STAR) program. STAR’s registered apprenticeship is an innovative training program that combines on-the-job training with related theoretical and practical classroom instruction. This is work-based learning model is commonly known as “earn-and-learn.” The on-the-job learning is conducted at a SCL Health Care Site and the hands on training results in an industry-recognized credential.
C.N.A apprenticeship is a competency-based program, apprentices’ progress at their own pace as they demonstrate competency in skills and knowledge through proficiency tests. Further, must master and meet the requirements for each level before progressing in wage and skill level. The apprentice is not required to complete a specific number of hours; can be completed within a year.
There are full-time and part-time positions available in various departments.
The STAR program prepares individuals for a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) â‹by providing both experiential and classroom-based learning - all while earning a paycheck. While enrolled in an approved CNA education program, students will work at an SCL hospital in positions of increasing responsibility â‹as they learn in the classroom and on the job.
After completing the STAR program, students will enter the labor market as fully trained and educated CNAs with higher earning potential.
Candidates with no previous experience will begin at Level 1. They will be employed as a Patient Companion/Sitter while working towards CNA certification at RRCC.
Candidates who complete the CNA certification program at RRCC will progress to Level 2, and will be promoted â‹to a CNA position. (Note - candidates with CNA certification and no professional experience can enter the STAR program at Level 2)
Candidates who demonstrate competencies as a CNA will move to the final stage of the STAR program, Level 3, and â‹can be promoted to one of three specialty areas: Unit Assistant or Monitor Tech.
The Certified Nursing Assistant works under the direction of licensed Nursing personnel to provide quality patient care in accordance with applicable regulations.
Participate in patient care assessments and assist in development of patient treatment plans.
Provide direct patient care in accordance with treatment plans, as directed by the Nursing Supervisor/Nurse Manager.
Demonstrate understanding of and utilize proper infection control policies/practices.
Accompany patients, as needed, to various activities and functions.
Complete required documentation accurately and in a timely manner.
Maintain a clean, safe and secure environment for patients.
Act in compliance with all corporate, State, Federal and other regulatory standards.
Attend meetings and in-service sessions, as directed.
Access continuing education opportunities as appropriate to discipline in order to maintain clinical currency.
Adhere to facility policies and procedures and participates in facility quality improvement and safety programs.
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.