If your looking for a CNA job, no doubt your wondering what the day to day work is like. One important thing to remember with CNA jobs is that your tasks can vary greatly depending on where you work. Hospitals, home care facilities and in home care all utilize CNA’s.
In home care your workload may focus more on patient care. Tasks include helping patients to eat, dress, and bathe, answering calls for help, deliver messages, serve meals, make beds, and tidy up rooms. In a hospital “aides sometimes are responsible for taking a patient’s temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate or blood pressure.”-[BLS.gov] The hospital setting may utilize more medical knowledge but in many cases a full range of duties may be required at both hospitals and care facilities so it is important to ask in your interview exactly what the day to day work will consist of.
Being a CNA can be a very fulfilling job. You will get the satisfaction of helping those who truly need it and you will build strong relationships with the residents you care for. The experience you will get from working in the medical field under RN’s is very valuable and can help many people decide weather they want to become a Registered nurse.