Licensed senior care facilities, such as nursing homes and assisted living communities must maintain a minimum staffing level of C.N.A.'s based on the number of residents in the facility. Because of this, there will continue to be strong demand for C.N.A.'s in the Chicagoland area.
Chicago caregivers may review Certified Nursing Aide schools in Caregiverlist's C.N.A. School directory http://www.caregiverlist.com and learn about:
Length of Program
Becoming a Certified Nursing Aide will allow you to keep up with senior care issues as you renew your certification in your state.
Certified nursing assistants are responsible for giving personal care to patients in hospitals and nursing homes and the llinois Department of Health regulates the testing requirements and guidelines for becoming a C.N.A. The Chicago area C.N.A. schools are approved to teach the nursing aide certification program to prepare students to pass the state C.N.A. exam.
C.N.A. duties include providing the "hands-on" care. You may take a sample and practice C.N.A. test on Caregiverlist's Career Center.
The Certified Nursing Aide skills include:
Transferring from Bed to Chair and Back
Monitoring Temperature, Pulse, Weight, Blood Pressure
Keeping Notes on Patient's Care
Interacting with Patients Professionally
Reacting to Emergency Care Needs
Monitoring Changes in Alertness and Emotions
C.N.A. jobs in the Chicago marketplace will grow faster than the average nationwide as more long-term care facilities open their doors and seniors choose to age-in-place in the Chicago area.
Certified Nursing Aides seeking jobs in Chicagoland may submit one application on Caregiverlist.com http://www.caregiverlist.com to reach the hiring companies in their area. They may also view a job description and work as a professional caregiver while going to school to obtain a C.N.A. certificate which can take from 6 to 8 weeks, depending on the program.
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