CNA/HHA Residency Program | $15 hourly | ChristianaCare HomeHealth

Job Requisition #: JR63382

End Date: 2/29/2024

Location: Camden, Delaware

Position Type: Clinical (non-nursing), Home Care Careers/VNA, Technician (Clinical)

Shift: Varied Shifts

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CNA/HHA Residency Program | ChristianaCare HomeHealth

The Home Health Aide residency program is a unique paid 9-week program in partnership with Polytech Adult Education and Christiana Care Health System that integrates classroom and clinical components. Upon successful completion of the 6-week Certified Nursing Assistant Course, the individual will take the Delaware State Test for Nurse Aide Certification. The candidate will then transition to the Home Health team for preceptor led training.

  • 9 weeks of  training
  • 6 weeks of instructor led didactic and clinical with Polytech
  • 3 weeks of preceptor led clinical training in a home health setting
  • ****NOTE:  If selected for this program - the rate of pay will be $15.00 hourly with healthcare benefits including- training and working on the units*****
  • *******This program will start in TBD********


The Home Health Assistant/Homemaker is a member of the Community Health Service team working under the guidance and supervision of the Professional nurse and/or therapist responsible for the client.  The Home Health Assistant/Homemaker provides services to clients as established in the client's Plan of Care.  (The Home Health Assistant's/Homemaker's duties may be adjusted at the discretion of the Professional nurse and/or therapist based on an evaluation of the patient's needs.)  The Home Health Assistant/Homemaker reports to the Client Service Supervisor.



-Follows Plan of Care developed by RN/Therapist.

-Follows responsibilities outlined in the Plan of Care such as: personal care, light housekeeping, meal preparation, accompany patient to physician appointments or clinics.
-Assists with simple exercise programs, application of prosthesis and braces, ambulation, and transfers as outlined on the Plan of Care.

-Provides stimulation and encouragement towards independence and achieving the goals established by the professional staff and the patient's stated goal.

-Other patient care skills as indicated on additional skills checklist demonstrated by Professional Nurse or Therapist.

  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to patients in various stages of development.
  • Performs assigned nursing duties for the comfort and well-being of patients.
  • Responds to patient crisis situation and initiates interventions within the scope of responsibilities and notifies RN.
  • Performs successful finger sticks on patients, following all standard laboratory safety policies.
  • Performs defined procedures on point of care instrumentation.
  • Responds with promptness, empathy and interest to needs of patients.
  • Communicates to patients, employees, and physicians utilizing courteous verbal and written communication skills.
  • Completes mandatory in-service education.
  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices;  reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Reading and math test provided by Delaware Skills Center


  • BLS Certification required (will obtain during the program)
  • Successful completion of the Delaware State Test for Nurse Aide Certification
  • Commitment to work at Christiana Care in assigned inpatient acute care area 1800 productive hours over a one year period following completion of the residency program
  • Ability to work independently in client's home. Maturity and ability to deal effectively with the demands of the job. Empathetic attitude toward the care of the sick. Ability to communicate effectively; reading, writing, and ability to understand and follow directions
  • Proof of a valid driver's license and active auto insurance is required.  Alternative transportation arrangements may be considered based on operational need.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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