Certified Nursing Assistant (Female, Age 24) in Elwood, IN

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleCertified Nursing Assistant
Salary$25,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week
Company Size(not answered)
LocationElwood, IN
Years Experience7 years

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Years in Career0
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Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work for a company of long term care facilities. We have some facilities that are dedicated to providing care to the elderly and some to the alzheimers.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I am there to help with the residents needs. Whether it be bathing, feeding, or just someone to talk to.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
medical, vision, 401k

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
I feel very comfortable in what I make

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I work very closely with my supervisors, co-workers. I really like some of the people that I work with. But some of them are only there for a paycheck and that really bothers me.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
I work in a long term care facility. I love that I am able to take care of people. But I hate that we dont have enough time to really be able to sit down with them and really get to know them.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 2
Hours: 4
Co-Workers: 4
Supervisors: 7
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 3

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8amGo and start getting residents up and dressed for breakfast. Get all residents to dining room and get them feed.
8am to 9amGet some of the residents layed down that want to take a nap before lunch. Take the others to the activity room.
9am to 10amStart giving my showers that I need to get for the day. Passs out fresh ice and water
10am to 11amStart getting my residents ready for lunch and their afternoon activities.
11am to 12pmGet residents to dining room and pass out tryas, get them feed.
12pm to 1pmTake residents to activities that are planned for the day. Pass out fresh ice and water.
1pm to 2pmGet all of my residents layed down before I go home so they can rest before they are gotten up on the next shift for dinner. Do all of my bookkeeping. And do rounds with the next shift.
2pm to 3pmGo clock out and go home at about 2:00-2:15
3pm to 4pm
4pm to 5pm
5pm to 6pm
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Referral

What was the application process?
Paper Application

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
I had one interview and was hired on the spot.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
HOnestly I cant even remember

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes as we took classes at a community college

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes I had to take some cna classes and be tested by the state of indiana

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes as I took special nursing classes in high school

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
NA

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
To take the CNA classes that are offered and really pay atention in them.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Must be caring, like to work with the elderly, patient, and a hard worker

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes cause you are always learning new things

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Learn everything that you can and try not to let the death of the residents really get to you or you ownt be able to function at your job.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes. I am going to be staying in nursing

What are your current career goals?
I want to stay in nursing and maybe become either a QMA or a LPN

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
The only thing that I can say is that I really love my job and would do it all over again if I had to

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1CNA710.75take care of residents daily needs and wants
Prior Job 2

Educational background

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High School GPA:3.7

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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