Are you looking for a CNA job? Are better options and a flexible schedule appealing to you? CynaMed has a broad range of job positions available for the healthcare industry. Choose to work as a certified nursing assistant on a temporary, part-time, or full-time basis. Work in a friendly environment and remain close to home when you apply for a CNA job through us.
Certified Nursing Assistant – CNA Jobs: What are the Job Responsibilities?
Certified nursing assistants provide basic healthcare and assistance for patients in hospitals or long-term healthcare facilities such as nursing homes. They provide assistance to LPNs and RNs and can work under their supervision.
Some of the job duties that CNAs perform include the following:
- Assist patients with activities of daily living such as bathing, getting dressed, or toileting
- Take vital signs such as blood pressure or temperature
- Turn or rotate patients who are bedridden
- Record patient’s health concerns and report all information to supervising nurses or doctors
- Serve meals and assist patients with feeding if needed
- Assist LPNs and RNs with their tasks
CNAs who work in assisted living facilities or nursing homes are usually the primary care providers for their patients. These nurses often have more contact with patients than other members of the staff, and therefore develop a close relationship with them.
What is the Work Environment Like?
The majority of certified nursing assistants in the U.S. work in nursing care facilities. These can include nursing homes and assisted living locations. Others work in state, local, or private hospitals, or for home healthcare agencies. The job duties for a CNA job can be very strenuous. They spend most of their workday on their feet and take on many physically demanding tasks for their patients. These tasks can include lifting or helping with mobility. For that reason, nursing assistants have one of the highest percentages of on the job injuries and illnesses.
Most CNAs work full time. Because they often work in hospitals or nursing homes which provide 24/7 care, it is common for CNAs to work on nights, weekends, and holidays.
What is the Average Pay for a CNA Job?
The average annual wage for CNAs as of May 2018 was $28,540, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The lowest 10% earned less than $21,290 while the higher 10% earned $39,560 or more.
CNAs who earned the most money in 2018 worked for government agencies, hospitals, and nursing care facilities. Those that earned the lowest worked in-home health care or for assisted living facilities.
What is the Job Outlook for CNAs?
The job outlook for CNAs is expected to grow as much as 9% between the years 2018 and 2028. There will be more and more CNA jobs than ever before.
Why Should I Find a Job Through CynaMed?
CynaMed has several options for those who want to work in the healthcare industry. If you are a CNA, we can offer you a new job to fit your full-time or part-time work needs. Our team works along with many of the top-rated healthcare facilities in the area, ensuring that you will go to work in a peaceful and friendly environment.
Those applying for a job as a CNA through CynaMed must meet all qualifications and have the credentials needed for their desired position.
CynaMed is the premier healthcare staffing provider for the Pittsburgh area. We are committed to providing reliable nurse staffing solutions for medical facilities. If you would like to join our team as a full-time or part-time CNA, get in touch with us today by giving us a call. You can also apply for a job here on our website. CNA jobs are now available in the areas of North Hills, South Hills, Franklin, Greensburg, and Zelienople.