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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Nursing Assistant Trainee in Gig Harbor, Washington


Virginia Mason Franciscan Health brings together two award-winning health systems in Washington state. CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason. As one integrated health system with the most patient access points in western Washington, our team includes 18,000 staff and nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers.

At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, you will find the safest and highest quality of care provided by our expert, compassionate medical care team at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region.

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, annual bonus eligibility, and more!



This job is responsible for providing general support to an assigned work unit relating to a clean environment for patient care, patient mobility and maintenance of equipment and to gain practical work experience and clinical training for transition to other healthcare roles (e.g. CNA). An incumbent is provided exposure to functions and activities specific to the healthcare industry and specific job duties are structured to fit the needs of the assigned department. Assigned work activities may include furnishing information to authorized persons, providing clerical assistance/data entry support and related work of similar purpose and complexity.

Work is performed under the direct supervision in accordance with established guidelines and practices. If assigned to assist with patient care or transport, work is performed under the direction of a licensed patient care provider. Work requires adhere to strict confidentiality guidelines as well as the safety, risk management and standard precaution standards of the work unit.

Current enrollment in an accredited training course for Certified Nursing Assistant is required prior to date of hire. This position is intended to be of limited duration while an employee is in school.


  • Transports patients to and from nursing units and ancillary departments in a manner conducive to patient safety and comfort.

  • Assists, under the direction of a licensed healthcare provider, with lifting, turning and transporting patients.

  • Performs housekeeping duties associated with a clean environment for patient care; restocks supplies/linens; empties trash/linen; strips rooms prior to EVS activity.

  • Assists with cleaning and stocking of department equipment and related maintenance.

  • Performs clerical work and light office tasks, including packaging patient education materials, assembling FIT test, etc.; provides data entry support; assists with projects as assigned.

  • Provides support for inpatient floors; sits a patient bedside for purposes of general visitation and non-clinical assistance; transports urgent specimens; serves as unit access screener; hand hygiene audits.

  • Delivers food trays to patient rooms.

  • Acts as resource for patients/visitors to collect information requested or concerns; resolving or bringing issues forward as appropriate.

  • Performs related duties as assigned and within the scope of an unlicensed individual.



Education/Work Experience Requirements

Any combination of experience and education that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge and/or abilities, including interest in a potential career in healthcare.

Enrollment in accredited Certified Nursing Assistant training is required prior to date of hire.

Job Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn, internal procedures and applicable safety, risk management and standard precautions sufficient to perform the duties of the position.

  • Knowledge of standard office practices, tools and equipment (e.g. fax machine, telephone, copier, printer, etc.).

  • Ability to learn and execute assigned job duties in a timely and accurate manner and in accordance with instructions and established guidelines.

  • Knowledge of the use and application of effective customer service practices.

  • Ability to use office equipment and automated systems/applications/software at an acceptable level of proficiency, including accuracy and efficiency in keyboarding.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Ability to understand and follow routine instructions and to organize/prioritize work duties.

  • Ability to read, understand and communicate in English sufficient to perform the duties of the position.

  • Ability to convey accurate information in verbal communications and to demonstrate effective conversation skills.

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and handle sensitive information appropriately.



Pay Range

$16.00 - $20.38 /hour

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.