Certified Nursing Assistant, Greenfield Care Center - May 29, 2015
A typical day at work is when my shift is short of a staff or two out of a total of 5. My co-workers and I have always managed to cope with it by coming up with a plan as to how we could manage the work load. What I had learned is how to work with patients with different conditions and behaviors. I have worked in a setting of up 20 residents by myself working the over night shift for a long time. And recently they have changed it to where there has to be 5 CNAs during the night shift .But when there is only 4, I always knew how to deal with that many residents on my own. My co-workers have always known me to be a hard worker and I always let them know that I'm a true team player. The hardest part of the job is when a CNA or a nurse calls in, it is always a struggle to find coverage but it was always possible for the workers to handle the extra load. The most enjoyable part of the job is when I am able to care for a resident and be myself around them. I always tend to make them laugh and feel only reserved for me to care for them.