Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Apprentice - Earn While You Learn!

  • MaineHealth
  • Rockport, ME, USA
  • Sep 23, 2022

Job Description


Earn While You Learn!   CNA students accepted into the November 8th, 2022 CNA Training Program at the Mid-Coast School of Technology will have the opportunity to be considered for this CNA Apprenticeship program through Pen Bay!  The CNA Apprentice will be paid an hourly rate while participating in the CNA training program and be eligible for health care benefits.  All tuition fees and text book costs will be paid by Pen Bay!  Students accepted into the Apprenticeship program must sign a 12-month work agreement with Pen Bay Medical Center, the Knox Center, Quarry Hill or Waldo County General Hospital. 

To be considered for this special opportunity, please contact Heidi Nolan at the Mid-Coast School of Technology at 207-596-7752 or hnolan@mcst8.org prior to completing an online application.

Position Summary

Under the supervision and direction of the CNA Program Instructor and/or Clinical Supervisor, CNA Preceptor and/or long-term care facility’s managers, the CNA Apprentice provides direct care to assigned residents/patients.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

    1. Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred with the exception of applicant who is attending high school.
    2. License/Certifications: Must be accepted into Mid-Coast School of Technology’s CNA Program to be eligible to be employed as a CNA Apprentice. Attendance and participation in Maine State approved CNA program which prepares the Apprentice to sit for the State of Maine CNA Certification Exam.
    3. Experience: N/A
    4. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
    5. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
    6. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Additional Information 

MaineHealth was ranked one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.”  MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at mainehealth.org

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.