Looking to become a Certified Nursing Assistant?

Get paid for training, immediate employment, and opportunity for advancement with our Trained Nursing Assistant program at Deutsches Altenheim!

Deutsches Altenheim is currently seeking candidates for our Trained Nursing Assistant positions. These positions are assistants to the CNAs and provide real-world training on how to become a successful CNA.

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Get On-The-Job Training To Become A CNA

The Training Nursing Assistant (TNA) provides direct and indirect care to residents under the supervision of a nurse and performs other duties assigned by nurses and other clinical and administrative leadership. The Trained Nursing Assistants also collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to maximize the quality of life for our residents. Not only does our program provide the necessary training, the majority of our trainees are hired after they complete the course and get their certification!

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Trained Nursing Assistant Program

"I was very satisfied with all of the staff. Food was excellent, rehabilitation services also excellent. Good job by all. Very positive experience. Left German Centre in better health and condition."


"I simply cannot express how much your kindness and the great service provided by German Centre for Extended Care meant to my husband and me during the last months of his life."


Details About The Program

Once individuals are accepted into the program, they are required to take an eight hour ACHA class and are paired with a CNA who has been carefully selected by the nursing team. There is also a competency sheet that needs to be completed. The TNA’s are provided with job descriptions, but of course, they are limited in their responsibilities until they have completed the class. Next, the TNA’s take an online course, which is taught by Karen Petruccelli, Vice President of Clinical Quality Improvement. In essence, clinical instruction is provided in conjunction with classroom theory and laboratory work.

About Deutsches Altenheim

Established over a century ago, Deutsches Altenheim was originally designed to serve as a retirement residence for elderly German Americans. Today, the caring and committed staff continues to serve elders who are in need of full range senior care services for those who value excellence in elder care.

Through the continued generosity of supporters, Deutsches Altenheim remains a pillar of the Greater Boston community and continues to offer superior senior care in a trusting and experienced environment. Today, Deutsches Altenheim offers our residents long term care, post-acute rehabilitation and outpatient rehabilitation, memory care, adult day health services and assisted living opportunities.


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