i'm a cna.
anyway, i have only been a cna since nov 05 and i don't have much experience. i was wondering if some of you wonderful people could tell me about the differences between working in a hospital and ltc.
i have been working in an assisted living facility and it is pretty basic. i love my residents and my co-workers, but decided that this place is being run very poorly and i didn't want to be a part of it. sunday was my last day.
i decided that i really don't want to work in a skilled nursing facility type nursing home because of how my cna clinicals affected me. i don't think i have the emotional strength to deal with the utter sadness and despair that i saw in the nursing home.
point-->> should i try to get a job in one of the local hospitals? how is it different from ltc? i'm sure each department is dramatically different. i was offered positions in er and l/d at a small suburban hospital and was just kinda wondering what cnas do there. i think that the official title was unit secretary/na i, is that just a clerical position?
i'm just confused and want to decide something before school starts in the fall.
Hospital policy is no direct calls, just online contact.
Last edit by chadash on Aug 27, '06