RI Department of Labor and Training

CNA Recruitment for BHDDH Zambarano Unit

August 15, 2013

The Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) and the RI Department of Labor and Training's Business Workforce Center have teamed up to recruit Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) for the Eleanor Slater Hospital's Zambarano Unit in Pascoag.

A recruitment event will be held at the Zambarano Unit, 2090 Wallum Lake Rd., from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28. No advanced registration is necessary. Applicants are encouraged to bring copies of their résumé.

BHDDH is seeking 20-25 CNAs to perform work related to the direct care and treatment of Zambarano patients. The positions are considered full-time seasonal jobs with future opportunities for permanent placement.

BHDDH Director Craig Stenning said, "Our patients and clients receive excellent care, and the CNA positions are vital to that effort." Patients in the Zambarano Unit include individuals who require significant medical care as well as those with behavioral challenges and developmental disabilities.

Applicants must be registered as a nursing assistant in the State of Rhode Island, have experience with routine hospital or clinical patient care procedures, and be literate in written and spoken English.

About the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals: BHDDH is committed to assuring access to quality services and supports for Rhode Islanders with developmental disabilities, mental health and substance abuse issues as well as those with chronic, long-term medical and psychiatric conditions. In addition to planning for the development of new services and prevention activities, the department's mission includes addressing the stigma attached to these disabilities.


ABOUT DLT: The RI Department of Labor and Training offers employment services, educational services and economic opportunity to both individuals and employers. DLT protects Rhode Island’s workforce by enforcing labor laws, prevailing wage rates and workplace health and safety standards. The department also provides temporary income support to unemployed and temporarily disabled workers. For more information, please call the RI Department of Labor and Training at (401) 462-8000 or visit the website at www.dlt.ri.gov