Providence Health & Services Certified Nursing Assistant/Shabaz - Long-Term Care in Seward, Alaska


Providence is calling a Certified Nursing Assistant/Shahbaz (Long-Term Care Nursing, Day, 0.9 FTE) to Seward Mountain Haven in Seward, Alaska.

The primary role of the Shahbazim will be to provide care to elders living in the Green House® home. They will protect, sustain and nurture the elders by providing assistance with activities of daily living and meeting other needs as required. The core goal of the Shahbazim’s work is to provide assistance in a manner that promotes a high quality of life and a positive elderhood.

This is a full-time position which will include 36 hours per week.

In this position you will:

  • Assist elders with personal care functions including: dental and mouth care, bathing, dressing and grooming, hair care, nail care, shaving, bowel and bladder care, and other personal and hygiene care.

  • Measure and record vital signs, weights, bowel and bladder output, meal and fluid intake, and other required documentation.

  • Work with new Shahbaz and with Shahbaz unfamiliar with routines. Alert education nurse of need for re-training. Communicate with coworkers at all levels to meet needs of elders. Meet with the CST to discuss elders’ needs and progress in identifying and correcting problems.

  • Prepare and serve meals and nutritional snacks per posted menu and stated preferences of the elder. Responsible for following all food safety rules (ServSafe), monitoring and documenting refrigerator, freezer, and dish machine temperatures daily.

  • Will work cooperatively with peers on the self-managed work team. The team and individual Shahbaz work collaboratively with the Clinical Support Team (CST). The CST directs all matters related to skilled nursing services.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school graduate or equivalent

  • Current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license

  • New CNA graduates and candidates that hold a current, unencumbered nurse assistant certification or registration from another U.S. state must obtain the State of Alaska certification within 4 months of hire

  • BLS certificate within four (4) months of hire

  • Successful completion of Green House® Philosophy of Care, Caring Reliably, Culinary Training, ServSafe, Dining Assistance, and Alaska food handlers’ card within four (4) months of hire

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 6 months experience as a nurse aide, nursing assistant or private care giver

  • Basic computer proficiency

About Mountain Haven:

Providence Mountain Haven is the first Green House® home in Alaska, which is includes 4-lodges, each with 10-Elders. Teams are self-managed, have consistent staffing, and have strong patient to caregiver ratio. Caregivers typically have 5:1 patient ratio and work 12-hour shifts. Nestled against Iron Mountain, in Seward, AK, it is a great home for Elders to live out their later years!

About Providence Seward Medical Center

Providence Seward Medical and Care Center is a 6-bed critical access hospital and 40-bed long term care facility providing quality health care to residents and visitors. Our team of physicians, nurses, and support staff deliver compassionate, quality care to all patients. We care for the patients ranging from infants to the elderly with services including, primary care, emergency, inpatient, swing bed, lab, radiology, therapies and nursing home care.

Located only 125 miles south of Anchorage on Resurrection Bay, Seward offers a small community feel and access to a multitude of world class outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing and hiking.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant

Location: Alaska-Seward

Req ID: 200479