CNA Patient Care Hours

CNAs and Students Seeking Patient Care Hours
At Hammer, we hire for the position of Direct Support Professional (DSP). Many of our applicants and employees have experience as a PCA or CNA, but Hammer does not require licensure and we do not compensate more for those that hold current licenses. Our Human Resources Department is happy to fill out the Nursing Assistant Registry Update Form for CNAs who are maintaining their license. Our DSPs perform nursing assistant functions, therefore your hours worked at Hammer should qualify for the renewal of your CNA license. Since Hammer is not a nursing home or certified home health agency, you must also submit a copy of your job description from Hammer along with your Update Form.
Hammer provides paid training to all incoming direct care staff, including CPR, First Aid, medication administration, activities of daily living including personal cares, lifting/transferring, providing person-centered service and more. 
Students who are pursuing post-secondary education in the field of healthcare may have requirements for patient care hours. The experience you get at Hammer Residences can help you gain valuable experience and skills. In addition to medical skills such as learning about medications, helping individuals at their medical appointments, and assisting with feedings or daily therapies, you will gain experience with “bedside manner” and providing person-centered care. 
Feel free to contact our Human Resources Department if you have additional questions please contact Katie Berg at 952-345-8555 or email at

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At Hammer, we are proud to offer you a career with purpose. We value diversity, life-long learning, and person-centered collaboration within a caring and professional workplace environment. As a result of our workplace culture, for eight years in a row we have been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in the Twin Cities by the Star Tribune.