CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Roanoke, VA – July 24, 2018
I've been working short-staffed since I accepted the position in 2017. This, and many more reasons is why I chose to leave. The pay for RMA's is better than most facilities in the valley but if you accept the position, you'll learn why in the first eight hours that you're there. The pay for CNA's is miserable. I might add that if you have experience, it doesn't matter. Everyone starts off at the same rate depending on your position and that's where it stays. Good luck in getting an evaluation, raise or an advancement opportunity. The management will do absolutely nothing for you. You can literally talk to them until you're blue in the face and nothing gets resolved. Families of loved ones are always complaining about the lack of staff and the poor patient care that they receive. You can't be everywhere and do everything when it's just you and maybe one other employee on the floor. I've never seen such a disorganized mess and I feel sorry for anyone having to endure it. Stay away from this facility if you care about the residents. Stay away from this facility if you're looking for a home for your loved ones.
Residents and co-workers
Lack of staff, poor management and no room for advancement.