Position title
Certified Nurse Aide Training Program
CNA Training Program details:
  • 125 hour nurse aide training program approved by the PA Department of Education
  • New classes starting every six weeks
  • Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm for approximately four weeks
  • Conveniently held at Gracedale Nursing Home
  • Training program prepares attendees for the Nurse Aide competency examination

Admission to the Nurse Aide Training Program at Gracedale Nursing Home includes those individuals chosen by administrative personnel seeking entrance into the nurse aide program with eventual enrollment in the Pennsylvania nurse aide registry. Other requirements include a medical evaluation, 2 step mantoux, CHRI that is paid by the trainee (original to be given to the trainee), verification of residency, drug hair analysis (as required by the nursing home and retained by the nursing home) and basic reading and writing skills. These requirements must be fulfilled prior to the start of class.

Successful completion of the program may provide an opportunity to interview for a position working as a Certified Nurse Aide in our beautiful nursing home!

Gracedale offers employees the following:
  • Full benefits package for full-time employees
  • Possible vision, prescription, and pension for part-time employees, depending upon hours worked
  • Hourly weekday and weekend bonuses
  • Shift differential for 3:00 to 11:00 and 11:00 to 7:00 shift
  • Full-time schedule includes four weekdays and every other weekend
  • Part-time schedule includes two weekdays and every other weekend
  • Good staffing ratio
Job Benefits
Full-time employees of the County of Northampton are afforded a package of benefits which includes the following:
Medical Insurance
Vision and Prescription
Life Insurance
I. Medical Insurance
Coverage begins for the employee the first of the month following full-time employment for employees and their eligible dependents.  Cost to the employee to participate in the plans varies by the coverage selection and number of dependents; and may be subject to collective bargaining, if a union member. The employee may also elect to opt out of the County's medical insurance if proof of coverage through the spouse's employer is provided. Under this arrangement, the employee is provided with an annual $1,500.00 opt out payment.
II. Vision and Prescription
Coverage begins for the employee the first of the month following full-time employment for employees and their eligible dependents. Copayments may vary, subject to collective bargaining, if a union member. Coverage under the vision plan varies and depends upon the employee's choice of doctor and frame selection.
III. Dental Coverage
Coverage begins for the employee the first of the month following full-time employment for employees and their eligible dependents. Copayments may vary, subject to collective bargaining, if a union member.
IV. Life Insurance
A life insurance policy is afforded to full-time employees beginning on the first day of employment, unless specified differently in a collective bargaining agreement. It remains in effect as long as the employee is actively employed and terminates upon resignation or retirement. $20,000 is afforded to all eligible employees.
V. Retirement
All full-time employees and part-time employees working more than 1000 hours per year qualify for County of Northampton retirement benefits, in which employees must contribute 5% of their earnings, and employees may choose to add additional voluntary contributions, not to exceed an additional 10%.   Additionally, employees may participate in an optional deferred compensation plan [457(b)] which may provide present tax advantages and future retirement savings. Such arrangements are made directly with the providers and the County will administer payroll deductions only.

Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and present valid proof of vaccinated status, in order to be eligible for hire at Gracedale Nursing Home. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), people are considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series (such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines), or two (2) weeks after a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine).

Upon hire employee must have a drug screening and COVID-19 testing. Employees may also be periodically tested for COVID-19 as required or recommended. In addition, Gracedale Nursing Home will follow The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements with regard to booster(s) needed for workers in health care settings.

Equal Employment Opportunities – It is the policy of Northampton County to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or any other status protected by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and any other state, federal, or local law.

Employment Type
Job Location
2 Gracedale Avenue, Nazareth, PA, 18064-9213, USA
Date posted
March 8, 2022
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