C.N.A classes sponsored by Sarasota Memorial Hospital through Suncoast Technical College in Sarasota
Candidates are hired as per diem Patient Safety Attendants (PSA) that monitor at risk patients. There is a 3 shift per week work requirement (24 hours). We have 3 shifts: 1st 7a-3:30p, 2nd 3p-11:30p, 3rd 11p-7:30a. Employees must work 4 weekend shifts per month (as part of 3 shift requirement not in addition to). C.N.A classes are held several times per year during the day. After working at least 90 days and meeting other additional requirements, the employee may be chosen to attend the C.N.A classes. Employment is then converted to full time benefited position at 40 hours per week (class time paid as well as shifts). Upon graduation, the employee becomes a Patient Care Technician at the increased rate of pay. The cost of tuition and testing is paid by SMH. Employees agree to stay employed at SMH for 18 months after graduation or pay back the tuition.