Chicago Caregiver Jobs and Certified Nursing Aide Jobs Increasing

Top Quote Chicago seniors are choosing to stay in Chicago, even as the Windy City delivers cold weather, Chicago seniors are staying in Chicago. As Chicago's senior population will more than double in the next decade, Certified Nursing Aide job openings are increasing and senior caregivers are in demand. End Quote
  • Chicago, IL (1888PressRelease) January 10, 2012 - Certified Nursing Aide jobs are available both part-time and full-time and Caregiverlist's recent survey shows the leading job position that will be filled and expanded by Chicago senior care companies is Certified Nursing Aides.

    Certified nursing aides become "certified" by taking a course at an approved Certified Nursing Aide school and then passing the state certification exam. As senior care companies continue to hire Certified Nursing Aides to keep up with their staffing requirements, Chicago C.N.A.'s can be guaranteed employment once they pass the Illinois state nursing aide exam.

    Chicago's licensed senior care facilities, such as nursing homes and assisted living communities must maintain a minimum staffing level of C.N.A.'s based on the number of residents in the facility. Because of this, there will continue to be strong demand for C.N.A.'s in the Chicagoland area.

    "More than 50 new senior home care agencies have opened their doors in the last year and are hiring new C.N.A.'s and caregivers weekly," says Julie Northcutt, CEO, provides online tools for senior care companies to hire effectively and by applying for a job on, C.N.A.'s and professional caregivers are quickly connected to recruiters who are constantly hiring.

    Chicago caregivers may review Certified Nursing Aide schools in Caregiverlist's C.N.A. School directory and learn about:

    Chicagoland Certified Nursing Aide School Admission Requirements

    High School Diploma or GED
    Basic English and Math Competency
    Drug Screening Passed
    Background Check Screening Passed
    Becoming a Certified Nursing Aide will allow you to keep up with senior care training as you renew your certification in your state. You can learn about background check laws in Illinois in Caregiverlist's "by-state" section and background check section.

    Certified nursing assistants are responsible for giving personal care to patients in hospitals and nursing homes and the llinois Department of Health regulates the testing requirements and guidelines for becoming a C.N.A. The Chicago area C.N.A. schools are approved to teach the nursing aide certification program to prepare students to pass the state C.N.A. exam.

    C.N.A. duties include providing the "hands-on" care. You may take a sample and practice C.N.A. test in Caregiverlist's Career Center.

    Certified Nursing Aide Skills include:

    Bathing Safely
    Transferring from Bed to Chair and Back
    Monitoring Temperature, Pulse, Weight, Blood Pressure
    Keeping Notes on Patient's Care
    Interacting with Patients Professionally
    Reacting to Emergency Care Needs
    Sterilizing Equipment
    Monitoring Emotional Changes
    Communicating Care Plan Updates
    Nutrition Monitoring

    C.N.A. jobs in the Chicago marketplace will grow faster than the average nationwide as more long-term care facilities open their doors and seniors choose to age-in-place in the Chicago area.

    Certified Nursing Aides seeking jobs in Chicagoland may submit one C.N.A. job application on to reach the hiring companies in their area. They may also view a job description and work as a professional caregiver while going to school to obtain a C.N.A. certificate which can take from 6 to 8 weeks, depending on the program.

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