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Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
Herkimer, NY
Bassett Healthcare Network

Bassett Healthcare Network

Are you looking to make a difference by improving the health of our patients? Valley Health and Valley Residential Services is a proud affiliate of the Bassett Healthcare Network, an innovative and unique health care system that connects comprehensive care and services to people living throughout a 5,600-square-mile area of Central New York. At B... Read More
Rehab Nursing Assistant
CNA - Rehab
Sioux Falls, SD
Encompass Health

Encompass Health

Your role as a rehab nursing technician I lets you be the connection between dedication to detail and patient outcomes that exceed expectations. Use your passion for rehabilitation to ensure that patients receive care that sets the standard as you treat patients with compassion and empathy. Enhance the impact of your abilities with national post-ac... Read More
Per Diem shifts at Suites at Rio Vista
Albuquerque, NM
Per Diem
Patriot Placement & Recruitment LLC

Patriot Placement & Recruitment LLC

Per Diem shifts at Suites Rio Vista In ABQ available immediately! Suites at Rio Vista is an Assisted living facility in a suburb of Albuquerque! If you or a friend are interested please respond back to this message, text our on call phone at 806-437-3681, and create a profile with us in our quick start system through this link https://patriotnursin... Read More
Nursing Assistant - Float Pool
Maplewood, MN


M Health Fairview is looking for a Nursing Assistant at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood, MN. This position is 56 hours per two weeks on the NIGHT shift, for 8 hour shifts, every other weekend, variable schedule, and is eligible for benefits such as: PTO, dental/medical insurance, and more. Check out the benefit link here: Read More
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Travel Nursing Agency

Join our team as a Travel RN and enjoy competitive pay while exploring new places! We're seeking a skilled and passionate nurse to provide excellent patient care while working in exciting locations across the country. Earn top compensation in the industry. Apply now to start your adventure as a Travel RN with us!
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Certified Nursing Assistant Nursing

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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