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Certified Nursing Assistant (starting as Patient Safety Attendant)

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Duration: 9 weeks

Schedule/Format: Work as a Patient Safety Attendant (PSA) at Denver Health earning $20/hr with healthcare benefits, while earning your Certified Nursing Assistant certification. Training is provided in-person at Community College of Denver, paid for by Denver Health. Day and evening training options available. Free RTD pass and shuttle to the Auraria campus provided by Denver Health.

Location: Work at Denver Health Main Hospital at 777 Bannock Street, Denver, CO, 80204. 

Train at Community College of Denver:
Auraria Campus: 1201 5th St, Denver, CO 80204 
Lowry Campus: 1070 Alton Way, Denver, CO 80230

Training Provider: Community College of Denver

Program Cost: Free (tuition paid by Denver Health). Note that this pathway allows you to work full-time as a Patient Safety Attendant at Denver Health while earning your Certified Nursing Assistant certification. Apply with Denver Health as a Patient Safety Attendant, and your application will be fast-tracked to enroll in CNA coursework. Training cost and starting wage are made possible by Denver Health and are unique to this opportunity.

Jobs Starting At: Earn $20/hr as a PSA while earning a CNA certification to earn up to $23/hr. 

Minimum Requirements: HS Diploma / GED required to become a CNA. Denver Health can assist with your GED, which is not needed to start as a Patient Safety Attendant. Background and reference check, drug screen, standard vaccinations required, TB test, authorized to work in the U.S., ability to communicate clearly and maintain effective working relationships. Minimum age 18.

Physical Needs / Demands: Clinical environment, high levels of patient interactions. Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time. Must be able to support, push, and pull 50 pounds.

Best-Fit Learner Profile: Interested in medical field. Likes working other medical professionals to provide excellent patient care. Ability to assist patients with daily activities (hygiene, exercise, recreation, etc.)

About Roles in This Field

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) assist professional nursing and care providers in providing care to all patients with respect for their uniqueness. CNA's have a pathway to Phlebotomy, CNA II, CNA III, Licensed Practical Nurse, and Registered Nurse.