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Shifts and Flexibility

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by rrawal rrawal (New) New

Hello all :)

Can a CNA receive 9-5 hours? I have a 2 year old who needs to be at a daycare, while I am at work. I do not have anyone available to watch her. Daycare facilities usually open up around 7/8am, and then I'd need to pick her up by 4/5pm. Is it possible?

strawberryluv, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC, Med-surg.

If you work 1st shift you can work from 7am-3pm. You will have to negotiate with the daycare if they can open up a little before 7 because first shift is usually at 7 a.m. (plus a little time for getting there too..).

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

Highly unlikley you would find 9-5 hours.

Don't count on it. Most LTCs and 6-2 for first shift, 2-10 for second shift, and 10-6 for third. Hospitals are usually 7-3,on first, 3-11 for second, and 11-7 for third.

ChristineN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric/Adolescent, Med-Surg.

I have never heard of it. You might want to start pricing babysitters. You could also look into home health CNA work as you might find shorter shifts available

You may be able to work something out, just make sure you tell them in the interview what you can and cannot do. If it isn't going to work for them, they'll let you know and you won't get the job. I work at an assisted living facility and they are very flexible with my nursing classes. You probably won't find anything full time during those hours, but maybe you can get a couple of 3-4 hour shifts a week.

Missingyou, CNA

Specializes in Long term care. Has 20 years experience.

It is highly unlikely, but not impossible to find a 9-5 sort of shift. I have been doing this for over 20 years and have never seen a 9-5 shift or ever heard of a facility being flexible enough long term.

Your best chance of finding hours in that time frame would be in home care or maybe assisted living.

In home care, for the most part, you tell them your availability and they work with that. Even in home care tho, most of the hours are early morning care (7am), but you will find shifts that start a little later.