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    Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 3:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

    Permanent CNA/other job in Madison, Connecticut with Hearth Management

    Come work for Us! The Hearth at Tuxis Pond is always looking for natural caregivers who are passionate about helping people. Choose the H... View job

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    Certified Nursing Assistant

    Permanent CNA/SNF job in Silver Bay, Minnesota with Malone Healthcare

    Management Registry, Inc is looking for skilled CNAs to become a part of our compassionate care-giving team! We are searching for dedicated... View job

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    CNA job in South Lake Tahoe, CA

    Travel/Contract CNA/SNF job in South Lake Tahoe, California with AB Staffing Solutions

    CNA - SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA 96150 Are you ready to explore new places while building your resume? At AB Staffing, we specialize in placing... View job

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    State Tested Nurse Aides (STNA)

    Per Diem CNA/SNF job in COLUMBUS, Ohio with HEALTHPRO INC.

    HealthPro Inc. is currently seeking State Tested Nursing Assistants (STNA) to work at local nursing homes and assisted living facilities loc... View job

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    Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 6am-10am

    Permanent CNA/SNF job in Fort Wayne, Indiana with Hearth Management

    Come work for Us! The Hearth is always looking for natural caregivers who are passionate about helping people. Choose the Hearth and you... View job

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    CNA job in Farmington Hills, MI

    Travel/Contract CNA/SNF job in Farmington Hills, Michigan with AB Staffing Solutions

    CNA - FARMINGTON HILLS, MI Are you ready to explore new places while building your resume? At AB Staffing, we specialize in placing Allie... View job

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    CNA job in Long Beach, CA

    Travel/Contract CNA/SNF job in Long Beach, California with AB Staffing Solutions

    CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT Are you ready to explore new places while building your resume? At AB Staffing, we specialize in placing healthc... View job

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    Certified Nursing Assistant job in Long Beach, CA

    Travel/Contract CNA/SNF job in Long Beach, California with AB Staffing Solutions

    CNA – LONG BEACH, CA Long Beach is an urban waterfront playground, from eclectic neighborhoods to sandy beaches. Satisfy your inner urbanite... View job

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    Certified Nursing Assistant job in San Diego, CA

    Travel/Contract CNA/SNF job in San Diego, California with AB Staffing Solutions

    CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT Are you ready to explore new places while building your resume? At AB Staffing, we specialize in placing healthc... View job

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA), assists LPNs and RNs in hospital or long term care facilities (nursing homes). CNAs are often the people that spend the most time with the patient doing direct patient care. Taking vital signs, assisting with dressing changes, and giving patient baths; helping patients ambulate or get out of bed to the chair, tidying up patient's rooms (which may include bed making) and ensuring patients have everything they need are just a few of the duties of CNAs. The job of a CNA can be very physically demanding. They will be lifting patients, bending and stooping, and sometimes, even crawling on the floor to pick up dropped items. CNAs must answer call lights and may be assigned to patient rooms far from the nurses' station. A strong back, physical stamina and a very good pair of shoes are important to have and maintain as a CNA. Most injuries incurred by CNAs are back-related. Proper lifting and trunk turning techniques are taught to CNAs in order to avoid costly medical leaves for physical injuries.

The role of the CNA is an important one in the world of healthcare as frequently the CNA is the first to note an acute change in the patient's condition. These changes must be immediately reported to an RN or LPN in order for the patient to be properly assessed. CNAs must be trained in basic CPR as they may be called upon to do chest compressions in the case of cardiac arrest. In long-term care facilities, it is possible for CNAs to forge a close relationship with their patients. From seeing a patient/resident day to day, the smallest of changes in behavior and habits can be detected and the CNA will know when their resident isn't "acting right."

The training for a CNA is usually a two-week program which may or may not be paid for by the facility where they will work. Many hospitals do not require that an aide be state tested or certified as they prefer to train them on-site. After the training program which will include things such as: taking of vital signs, making beds, and bathing patients, potential aides will then be examined by both a written and practical means. The practical exam can be rigorous and nerve wrecking as the examiner watches every task performed for thoroughness, efficiency and patient safety.

The job of a CNA can be both demanding and rewarding and many CNAs use their experience to decide whether or not they wish to continue their education and become nurses.

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