I recently had surgery done on both knees (back in April) and now I'm wondering if either of these jobs would be too much work for my knees? At some of the smaller medical offices I really don't see the medical assistants doing very much, but I'm sure at larger hospitals they're always on their feet. I just want some advice before I get into a program.
Aug 3, '12
If you are asking about what I call "lay out" jobs as a CNA, sorry. Most clinic jobs are rare and are refered to by a "friend of a friend". Even jobs like restorative are very cliquish and these are rarely hired off the street.
That said, you MAY be able to find jobs sitting with either an agency or through a facility itself (if lucky). My personal opinion, though is that sitting jobs is one of the worst in CNA. It is great if you have someone that just lays there. But, a good percentage of the time, I found myself closed up in a 8 by 8 room with a crazed confused person who wanted to rip off clothes, catheter, and all to walk out the facility and down the highway with a pool of blood trickling out the pee hole. What is worse is many nurses will not medicate that person or initiate procedures to restrain that person. That's YOUR job
edit: Forgot..MA... durn allnurses and thier lumping of job titles
MA, in theory is a bit better. But that depends on area. In my area MA is a rip-off program because everyone uses LPNs for that because of the job market. Existing positions for MAs is fought over becuase few leave. From other posters in other areas, though, I hear it is a bit better. It makes me want to move
Last edit by ctmed on Aug 3, '12