Best places to work as a CNA in Indy?

  1. Hello all! I'm looking for some advice. I'm currently in clinicals for my CNA cert. and already looking forward to finding a job. Can anyone recommend a place where you've had a good experience? I would like to go on to nursing school after getting through pre-req's. I think I would prefer a hospital (I'm a former EMT), but would be open to LTC.

    Looking forward to hearing from you!
    Thanks!
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  3. by   ping2k3
    I am also curious.... anyone???
  4. by   WickedRedRN
    Hospitals would be great, but I know from experience it was hard to get hired on in the hospitals as a CNA.

    There are a couple of LTACS in the area (Kindred and Select) that would be a great experience for anyone prior to NS. More complex pts than LTC.

    Hope this helps?
  5. by   bethin
    Lori, I've heard bad things about Kindred. Are they true? I've heard that they are horribly understaffed and the facility is dirty. I don't want to go anywhere where no one cares if someone lays in their urine for 8 hours and no one will help each other out.

    I'm looking for another job, preferably hospital but even with over 6 years experience as an aide in med surg and ICU I can't get call backs - excellent references btw.
  6. by   WickedRedRN
    Beth...

    I can only speak about the new Kindred in South Indy/Greenwood. It is beautiful, brand new, opened in December. The staff there is excellent, they have more than doubled their beds, so yes, there are times it runs short but no worse than any other facility.

    PM me if you want more details, I know they would love to have you come check it out before you decide.
  7. by   bethin
    Thanks Lori!

    I have my resume and cover letter ready and I might stop in. What you described isn't what I remembered.
  8. by   RN2064
    Have you thought of homecare? It is also an option. It usually pays better that LTC. Plus you make your own schedule. I work for a homecare agency.
    Last edit by SteveNNP on Apr 7, '08 : Reason: TOS - address removed
  9. by   ledzep97
    Pie,

    Where are you getting certified? I am interested in becoming a CNA while in school.

    Thanks
  10. by   ping2k3
    I'm signed up for Ivy Tech's summer CNA prep course at the Lawrence campus. Has anyone done it there?
  11. by   IUNRSINGSTDNT
    Hello,

    I just got hired at Riverview. I have my pre-employment physical tomorrow and my orientation the 16th. I work on the medical surgical floor with less than 4 months experience in LTC. I work float so I am not required to work a set amount of hours or limited to a set number of hours, although they can't make promises to how many hours I will get a week. It is great because I am still in nursing school and I have a 40 minute drive to work. My pay rate is 9.77 an hour with 10% more for nights and 20% more for weekends. I become a student nurse extern after a semester of clincals which includes a pay raise as more job duties. I really do not know how it will differ from LTC but I am excited. They offered my regular part time or part time float, at first, I choice regular part time but changed to part time float as it is more flexible. Part time regular is two twelve hour shifts a week and you will receive benefits. I will keep you updated on the new job and tell you how I like it!

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