Certified Nurse Aide I Job Opening

Certified Nurse Aide I

Workplace Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska
$3,028.00 a month — Full-time, Part-time
Category: Nurse Assistant

This position is open to Alaska Residents only.

Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.

The Anchorage Pioneer Home (APH) is recruiting for multiple full-time Certified Nurse Aide I positions.

This Pioneer Home is an assisted living home with room for 168 elders to reside. Our goal is to create as much of a 'family home' atmosphere as possible and to reduce the institution atmosphere. Our Home includes plants and flowers and animals such as cats, dogs, fish and birds. If you are looking for a setting that allows you to truly make an impact on the quality of life for our elders and you have the required skills, we would appreciate the opportunity to welcome you as a member of our team.

We are seeking applicants who have the ability to be flexible, who have creative problem solving skills, a warm heart, and a good sense of humor. We are looking for candidates who have the skills and abilities to work as a team member and get along with peers, resident family members and with residents in the facility.

This position will work with elders with varying levels of confusion/dementia/Alzheimer's Disease and limited physical abilities. The successful candidate must be able to lift fifty (50) pounds to have the capability to transfer, position, and assist in ambulation of individuals with cognitive or mobility impairments.

The Certified Nurse Aide position is supported by our excellent nursing staff, which will actively assist you in succeeding in this position. You will be involved with basic nursing care as delegated by a nurse. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring physical functioning, taking and recording vital signs, and recognizing and reporting changes in condition. It also includes assisting and guiding residents in exercises and recreational activities.

Applicants MUST have a current Alaska CNA License or be eligible for licensure to apply for this job.

Under immediate supervision, some routine job duties will consist of:
  • Monitor residents for proper hydration and body functions.
  • Measure and record vital signs including temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and respiratory rate; identify and appropriately report significant changes to the support nurse.
  • Observe residents and report to the support nurse all significant changes in residents' conditions such as skin breakdown, rashes, signs of acute illness or discomfort, signs of inadequate fluid and/or food intake, behavioral changes, and signs of loneliness, boredom, or helplessness.
  • Assist residents with fingernail and toenail care (excluding diabetic nail care).
  • Weigh residents and chart results; identify significant increases and decreases.
  • Assist residents with individualized range of motion exercises.
  • Administer medications and treatments as delegated by licensed staff; document as appropriate.
  • Review Assisted Living Plans to maintain current knowledge of personal preferences, and the health and behavior-related assistance received by residents.
  • Compare mealtime care plans to contents of meal to ensure presentation of food, environment, fluid consistency, and diet are appropriate; record fluid intake and output.
  • Provide comfort to residents when death is imminent. Ensure post-mortem hygiene and privacy.
  • Attend mandatory in-service training required to comply with assisted living regulations and division policy.
  • Participate in educational programs to develop increased knowledge and skills in regard to care of residents including those with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
Desired Strengths:
  • Proficient in reading, writing and speaking English and have the ability to communicate well with staff.
  • Willing to provide and accept feedback regarding the duties of the position.
  • Positive outgoing personality.
  • Ability to assess a situation quickly, and respond appropriately, especially with regard to safety.
  • Ability to organize and implement activities for large and small groups of residents with varying cognitive abilities.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to lead small and large group activities with enthusiasm, creativity and flexibility.
  • Ability to be very physically active, including having the ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work with cats and birds.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Some knowledge of basic nursing tasks, safety concepts related to nursing, hygiene and restorative care, the process of aging, and psychosocial needs of the elderly.
  • Some knowledge of the role and responsibility of a nurse aide.
  • Some knowledge of the principles of body mechanics in transferring and providing personal care to the elderly.
  • Skill in verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Ability to recognize abnormal signs and symptoms of common diseases and conditions.
  • Ability to perform basic nursing, hygiene and restorative tasks for individuals with cognitive or mobility impairments.
  • Ability to transfer, position, and assist in ambulation of individuals with cognitive or mobility impairments.

Other Info for this position:
  • The Pioneer Home is an Eden Alternative facility. The selected candidate may have contact with plants and flowers, and with pets including cats, dogs, fish and birds.
  • This position is in support of the Pioneer Home, which is a 24 hour facility.
  • Employees of the Pioneer Home receive continual screening for tuberculosis and criminal history.
To view the general description and example of duties for the Certified Nurse Aide I position, please go to the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/Alaska/classspecs


Eligibility for certification to practice as a Certified Nurse Aide in the State of Alaska.

Special Note:
Candidates not currently certified by the State of Alaska, who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for certification as a Nurse Aide in the State of Alaska and requisite qualifying experience, may apply for vacancies in this job class. Applicants qualifying under this option may receive a conditional job offer; however, proof of certification will be required prior to final appointment and reporting for duty.

Some positions may require the successful applicant to pass a background investigation, including fingerprinting, as a prerequisite to employment. These requirements will be indicated at the time of recruitment.

Some positions may require the successful applicant to provide proof they are free from active pulmonary tuberculosis at the time of hire. Employees are required to be tested annually. These requirements will be indicated at the time of recruitment.


At time of interview applicant must provide:
  • Two (2) professional references (including work/supervisor-related) and three (3) character references (personal) with current contact information.
If selected and prior to hire, applicant must:
  • Submit to fingerprinting and criminal background check screening.
  • Provide a copy of current CPR and First Aid certificate(s), if available.
  • Provide current evidence to the administrator to be free from active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) with test results dated within the last 12 months prior to start date.
Please read the below information carefully. This applies to your application submission.

To verify education being used to meet the required minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials being used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position and are required with each application. (Unofficial are okay, please ensure that the institution/URL name is listed on the transcripts). Transcripts can be attached at the time of application, provided at the time of interview, or if/when requested prior to scheduling an interview.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Omission of required
documentation listed will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.

When using work experience not already documented in your application, please provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. Work experience needed to meet the minimum qualifications must be documented in the application. If the application does not support minimum qualifications, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment. A resume will not be used to determine that minimum qualifications have been met for the position in which you are applying.

If you are currently or previously been appointed to a flexibly staffed position please ensure your work experience within a flexibly staffed position indicates the actual dates employed at each level. Ensure your time and any subsequent flex promotion(s) are documented as a separate position. This is required as there are minimum qualifications that require experience at a particular level in which the lower level may not be considered. If this information is not accurately reflected in your application this may cause the processing of your application for consideration to be delayed.

NOTE: Attaching a resume or curriculum vitae is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting "see resume or CV" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.

The State of Alaska does not provide VISA Employer sponsorships.

This position is open to Alaska Residents only. Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

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For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager at:

Name: Mila Rescober
Phone: (907) 343-245
Fax: (907) 343-7272
Email: [email protected]