Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)

Learn about Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) career opportunities at Central Vermont Medical Center.

Become a Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) at CVMC

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Now accepting applications for April 27, 2020 program start date.

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Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNAs) at Central Vermont Medical center work under the general direction of an RN/LPN to provide indirect nursing care for patients and emotional support to patients and family members.

Licensed Nursing Assistant - LNA Level I

Current Openings: Woodridge Rehabilitation & Nursing
Requirements: No experience necessary. Candidates who are in an LNA training program may be hired into this role pending completion of course and licensure requirements.
Base Salary: Starting at $14.61 (plus applicable evening, night and weekend shift differentials)
Shifts: Day and Night Shifts Available

Under the general direction of a unit RN/LPN, the LNA provides indirect nursing care for patients and emotional support to patients and family members.

Licensed Nursing Assistant - LNA Level II

Requirements (Woodridge): At least one year of experience as an LNA. Will provide training in skill levels outlined below.
Requirements (Hospital): At least one year of experience as an LNA at CVMC.
Base Salary: Starting at $15.34 (plus applicable evening, night and weekend shift differentials)
Shifts: Day and Night Shifts Available

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If you are looking to for a more challenging work environment where you are treated like a partner and are allowed to provide a higher level of clinical assistance to our LPN/RNs, our new LNA Level II position offers exciting new opportunities for you to learn new skills and advance your career. See below for a comprehensive list of advanced skills that you will be trained to perform at CVMC.

Additional LNA duties specific to Medical-Surgical and Woodridge include:

  • Apical pulses
  • Point of care testing, including glucose checks/finger sticks, urine dips, and other POCT as specified by department policy
  • Bladder scanning
  • Applying protective dressings
  • Removing foley catheters
  • Removing peripheral intravenous devices (excluding PICC or Midline)
  • Applying/removing sequential compression devices, TED stockings, and ace wraps
  • Transferring oxygen from wall unit to portable, increasing or decreasing rate of flow at nurse’s direction
  • Nail care in diabetic patients
  • Instilling refresh (saline) eye drops and ear wax softeners (Debrox) per standing order or nurse’s direction
  • Performing 12-lead electrocardiograms
  • May also be credentialed for phlebotomy by completing course of training

Additional duties specific to ICU/Critical Care and the Emergency Department include all items ilisted above, as well as:

  • Restocking and cleaning of IV carts and room carts
  • Setting up for sterile procedures
  • Assists in cleaning and dressing wounds
  • Assists provider in procedures such as pelvic exams or lumbar punctures
  • Obtains urine specimens for urinalysis, urine pregnancy tests
  • Obtains pharyngeal swabs for Strep A testing
  • Applies and discontinues cardiac monitors, telemetry monitoring, automated blood pressure cuffs, and pulse oximeters at the direction of the nurse
  • Applies splints and other orthopedic devices as indicated/directed. May perform crutch teaching as directed.

“The most important thing for me is that nurses are able to practice at the top of their skill and knowledge, and they have a real voice in the decision making regarding how that practice is done. We have a very robust shared governance program that's been in place for several years now, and just continues to get stronger as it evolves.”

Matthew Choate, Chief Nursing Officer


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