CNA Job Search and Employment Opportunities

If you have been working as a CNA in a healthcare setting and desiring to alter your career in best possible way, then you are one of the fortunate persons who can easily advance career in several medical options. Certified Nursing Assistant education, job experience and skills paves the way for a wide range of opportunities including specialty areas in medical arena. In this article find out the employment opportunities for CNA? Search for the different available jobs for you.  What can you do after completion of your studies?

As a surgical Tech

Many CNAs have interest in surgery. For those CNAs having special interest in surgery, your career is right suited for a career as surgical technician. Some employers may require a special certification, however many hospitals and surgery centers often hire certified nursing assistants providing ‘on the job training’. As a surgical tech you will be responsible for setting up operating rooms, assisting surgeons, ordering and stocking supplies and even sometime you need to prepare patients for surgery. This can provide you ‘hands on’ experience to pursue career in surgical field.

As a psych-tech

CNA Job Search and Employment Opportunities CNA Job Search and Employment Opportunities

CNA Job Search and Employment Opportunities

Many CNAs feel squeamish at the site of blood. If you are one of them, then a job as ‘psych-tech’ can be a better option for you. Your duties as a ‘psych-tech’ follows taking considerations of basic care, comfort and safety of patients admitted on the psych unit or department. Additionally, here you will have to interact with mentally ill/retarded patients, assist the therapy groups, help to ensure a safe and secure environment and help patients emotionally to address their sickness for quick healing.

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 CNA Job Search and Employment Opportunities

As a emergency room technician

If you believe yourself as a multi-task handling person, then an emergency room technician job can suit you. Here you have to function on multiple issues at same time in a fast paced manner. ER techs take vital signs, transport patients, draw blood, perform EKGs, assist procedures in the emergency department and communicate other departments of hospital on need.

As a care attendant

CNAs are also hired as care attendants in many group homes that house developmentally disable adults. Here the job duties include supervision of patients in everyday household chores, leisure activities, meals and exercise workouts since many clients of these types of group homes cannot help themselves. As a care attendant, you may also have to arrange various trips of patients for doctor’s appointment, ballgames, outings, picnics, shopping trips and so on.

 

CNAs are also hired as attendant for physically handicapped children. Being a personal care attendant, you need to assist them during their class time (for the children who can attend schools), lunch time, bathroom and leisure activities or playtime. This career option is very rewarding for those who love children and seek opportunities to have time with children.

 

If you are considering to advancing your knowledge, you can also go back to school to become a nurse. CNAs are often considered as great nursing student as your experience as CNA help you to learn quick and easily. CNAs can also get unique benefit and facilities from nursing education institutions and other entities that are not available to most nursing students.

 

With multiple work choices and a wide range of employment opportunities CNAs are one of the best medical staffs and it can be a great path to start careers as nurses or doctors.

Originally posted 2012-04-27 16:32:22.

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