Similar to other states of US, Georgia is also facing acute shortage of certified nurse aides and nurses in various health care facilities all over this state. But, the drastic shortage is faced by the hospitals and where highest requirements are in the critical care department. Along with the shortage of nursing professionals, there is also dearth of faculties for teaching. The state government is also taking numerous steps to overcome these problems to meet the ever rising demand for nurse aides.
You must also remember that your working as a CNA in Georgia must be under the direct supervision of the Professional Registered Nurse, the Licensed Practical Nurse, and/or the Physician.
As a CNA, your job demands performance of numerous types of nursing duties. Along with everyday bedside care responsibilities, such as basic nursing cares, personal cares, adult cares intrusive cares, promotion and respect of patient’s rights and independence, you must also offer cares to different age groups, the cares offered must be culturally and ethnically sensitive. You must also see that you are providing nursing cares in safe environment. If required you must also provide selected therapies as directed by a licensed personnel.
There are certain general requirements for CNA Jobs Georgia, though few are not mandatory but still preferred and they include:
- Completion of Georgia state and OBRA-87 approved training program
- Posses Georgia state CNA Certification
- High School Diploma or GED.
- Knowledge of the Heimlich maneuver is preferred
- CPR Certification preferred.
- Physically fit and comfortable with sitting, standing, and walking
- Can lift or carry up to 25 pounds
- Can pull up to 75 pounds
- Posses sound hearing, good visual and, clear and audible speaking.
- Must be free from infectious and communicable diseases.
- Pass criminal and felony charges background check.
- Must be 18 years and above.
- Work in any environment
There are numerous online job sites that can also direct you to the availability of various CNA Jobs all over Georgia.