LifeSpire of Virginia Seeks Temporary Nurse Aides

Individuals looking to explore a career in the medical field may now apply to be a temporary nurse aide at LifeSpire of Virginia’s four communities. Per guidance issued March 30 by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, senior living communities like LifeSpire of Virginia’s may permit team members to assume the role of a temporary nurse aide to support nursing staff during the ongoing pandemic.

LifeSpire of Virginia communities will hire new team members as a temporary nurse aids provided they complete the online training offered through the American Health Care Association. The training includes an eight-hour online training followed by an exam. Once the modules are completed and the exam is passed, a certificate of completion is issued and must be presented to the community. No prior health care experience is required.

Core curriculum includes psychosocial well-being, personal safety/emergency care, activities of daily living, infection prevention and control, positioning/moving/restorative care, nutrition/elimination, documentation, advanced/specialty care environments, comfort care/end of life and ethics/law in long term care.

Once the online training is complete, applicants will complete a skills checklist with an onsite nurse before they are approved to start doing nurse aide duties. Current LifeSpire of Virginia team members may also become trained as a temporary nurse aide.

“This is an excellent opportunity for people looking to start a career in the medical field. If they get in the door with this temporary program, enjoy the work and perform well, they can bridge over to getting their certification in the future to continue seeking career growth opportunities within LifeSpire of Virginia. This is a huge asset to our company as we seek to provide quality care to our residents and develop talent in our community.”

Corporate Director of Human Resources Megan Leftwich

Applications may be submitted by email to the following:

The Chesapeake: [email protected]

The Culpeper: [email protected]

The Glebe: [email protected].

Lakewood: [email protected]