So I'm a pre-nursing student at the local community college and I just applied for a "CNA/Unit Secretary" position in the ICU. The main reason I applied for this position was because I worked in the Emergency Department for two years and loved the action/drama/critical pt's that I worked with. I'm just wondering, what does a CNA/Unit Secretary do at your hospital? I'm hoping it's more CNA work than secretary work because I have my CNA and I want to work with pts. I don't mind doing secretary work but I don't want that to be my ONLY assignment on the unit.
Any help would be great, thanks!
Oct 24, '12
They work as a CNA part of their schedule and a secretary (i.e. answering phones, answering the phone connected to call lights and notifying the proper personnel about pt needs, putting in orders, and stuff like that) the other portion.
Oct 25, '12
moved to CNA forum to elicit further response.