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How to Find CNA Jobs
While not always a good thing, people will always need health care. Doctors and nurses CNA find employment in almost every country based upon this notion. Many different employers search for certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Finding work as a newly graduated CNA is a matter of knowing where to look.
It also helps if you know what kind of employer you are seeking. Generally, private employers pay more than governments or public employers. However, it is harder to find private CNA employment in most parts of the world. Having a university degree will help you gain a high paying position. If experience is what you’re after, many non-profit organizations frequently look for CNAs.
Your Alma Mater
The beauty of attending any school is using that school’s resources once you graduate. Almost all schools have a job placement program. You CNA use this program to your advantage by asking a job placement counselor to recommend a job or help you find a job.
If you attended the Red Cross CNA program, speak with your former instructor. In the event that you made a good impression while attending classes, your instructor may be able to offer you job placement advice. Often, professors and job placement advisors know of private employers who are seeking CNAs.
Nursing Homes and Hospitals
Simply by visiting your local nursing home or hospital, you may find a job opening. While these employers tend to list all job openings on websites or in newspapers, medical facilities are busy places. Thus, a job that’s available may not currently be listed on any website or in any newspaper. Sometimes, simply being in the right place at the right time is key.
Private nursing homes are a bit different than public nursing homes and hospitals. These homes are often closed to the public. In this case, it may be necessary to phone a nursing home administrator. If a job opening for a CNA exists, the administrator will be able to tell you about this opening.
The public sector is not for the weak. Shelters and homes for children tend to hire nursing staff, though these employers do not rank high on the pay scale. However, if you want to gain experience, you may find that a non-profit shelter or other group will gladly hire someone who has your skills.
Private Medical Offices
Doctors who have private practices often hire CNAs to assist nurses. These jobs are high-paying, which also means that they are hard to acquire. You CNA drop a resume off at a local private office or call an office to see whether or not help is needed. Those who have gained a university education tend to have better luck when it comes to the private sector.