Traveling CNA’s are the ones that go to a patient’s house in order to give them the treatment that they need. They maintain the same basic set of duties that any assistant would perform in a nursing home or hospital, but it is done primarily at the residence home.
This means that they have to travel from one home to another due to the fact that they have more than one client that they work for. This also means that they’ll have to work day or night depending on the needs and conditions of the people they’re tending to.
A travelling CNA requires the same training and certification that any other CNA will require according to the state they’re working in. The recertification is the same as well; the only real difference is that they work for companies that send them to client’s homes rather than a facility. While they’ll maintain the same duties that they would tend to in a facility setting, they’re worked a bit harder since they have to travel back and forth between client homes. This can definitely take a toll on their lives if they’re not prepared.
Since a traveling CNA’s work hours are determined by the conditions of the client, they’ll find that they don’t really have any set hours of operation. Some might have to work all day and a few hours at night while others may have to work overnight and into the morning on different days of the week. This can be quite challenging for new CNA’s. They might want to start their career off in a facility, instead, until they’re used to the work they’re going to have to tend to. Once you’re ready, you can become a traveling CNA fairly easily.
The duties of a traveling CNA are going to be just a bit different from other CNA’s. The main difference is in the household duties you’ll have to tend to while working for a specific client. Some of these duties might include, but are not limited to, doing the clients laundry from time to time or cooking their meals for them. You’ll also have to take them for daily walks and administer their exercises for them if it is required. Another part of your duties is to add emotional support by talking and listening to the patient on a regular basis.
Traveling CNA’s are in fairly high demand these days as most patients would prefer to be able to stay in their own homes rather than being forced into a care facility. It will also help them save money and keep them comfortable when they are around familiar settings. If you’re looking for a bright career in nursing, then this is a great way for you to start out.