Oncology Unit CNA jobs Aren't Good
Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Bismarck, ND – August 4, 2016
I was a CNA in the Oncology Unit for about three or four months. The supervisor was rude, and often incompetent. The other CNA's and the Nurses are often extremely uncaring about their patients. Especially the more difficult ones. More experienced CNA's are not nice to younger ones and like to boss them around even though they are supposed to be equals. If younger CNA's make mistakes, more experienced ones will give them a lot of flack. Gossiping happens often. You will be looked at weird if you're more caring than the average Nurse or CNA.
I got feces on me multiple times. Had a patient urinate on the floor of her room accidentally, and there are many other examples of some not-so-fun and gross situations. There's supposed to be teamwork on the unit, and sometimes it happens, but it often does not.
You're going to work with a lot of older patients, but once in awhile you'll get a young adult or a middle aged person. I had one repeat patient in the middle aged range who I really enjoyed conversing with and helping get to the bathroom and such.
Again, it's a rewarding job. But the culture at Sanford is awwwfull and I would rather work with more caring and dedicated individuals.
Rewarding to help sick patients.
Terrible Culture, Sometimes gross situations