Well, today was my first day. I got my certificate two weeks ago and instantly applied at two of the nursing homes locally. I got very lucky getting this job. LOL They are not only going to work with me on my school schedule but they are also going to work with me on the weekends I have visitation with my kids.
So, my complaints? I only have one, but I won't get into it as I can easily remedy the situation.
I learned how to use the Hoyer lift and the sit-to-stand lift today. I already knew how to use the sit-to-stand and had a general idea on the Hoyer. Used both a little in clinicals. I'm also going to have a little trouble getting to know the residents. I knew a couple of residents, so they were easier to deal with. I also found out that about half the women in the facility don't want a male CNA cleaning them, changing them, or seeing them nude, which I do understand.
I changed my first dirty diaper today, too. Somehow I made it through clinicals being the only student to not clean up a dirty. I must say, it didn't stink as bad as my daughter's diapers. LOL
The only down side I have found is that it's been three years since I've had a real job. I wasn't prepared to be on my feet for eight hours straight. LOL I'll get used to it, though. It may have been my shoes, as I usually wear boots (former weldor). It's going to take a little getting used to but I'll be fine.
So anyone else get their first CNA job lately?