Feeling fed up with your current CNA job? Not excited to come to work? How do you know when it’s time to quit your job and find a new one?
Here are 7 warning signs that your current certified nursing assistant (CNA) job sucks.
1. Your schedule is unexpectedly changed
It can be difficult to maintain a work-life balance and maintain self-care when your work schedule changes unexpectedly. Most medical facilities require schedule flexibility, especially if working in an acute care setting such as the emergency or surgery departments. It can become frustrating if your schedule changes frequently
2. You’re not getting scheduled enough hours
Working for free isn’t an option for most people. You probably have financial needs that must be met through working a certain number of hours. If you are not getting assigned enough hours each week, then you may develop unnecessary financial stress. It is important to address this concern with your supervisor, and if not resolved, then this is a good sign to change employment.
3. You’re not paid well
Being a CNA is a hard job that requires a lot of physical, mental, and emotional strength and focus. It’s important that your employer values your position and pays you appropriately. If you are not getting paid the standard rate for CNAs in your area then this is a sign that it’s time to find another job.
4. You’re not getting benefits
CNAs are in high demand, and while not all employers offer benefits, there are plenty that do. Benefits can ease your expenses on things like health insurance. Also, paid vacation can be an incentive to schedule some self-care time to refuel.
5. Your management does not support you
Excellent management is key to a good job. Having a strong supervisor that supports and motivates you to excel in your position is key to feeling secure in your role. If your management doesn’t make you feel safe and comfortable coming to work, it may be time to look somewhere else.
6. You are experiencing burnout
In recent years, healthcare burnout has become all too common. If you are experiencing signs of burnout such as compassion fatigue, feeling detached, constant fatigue, or overwhelmed; then it is time for a change. Choosing an employer that empowers you to design your own schedule and work at the types of facilities you enjoy helps you have better mental health.
7. You are considering changing the specialty in which you currently work
If you feel stuck in your current facility and want to expand your experience to try other specialties, then this may be the time to change to a position that offers a more versatile opportunity. Staffing agencies are a good option because they allow you to explore different types of facilities. You can find the healthcare area that brings you the most joy!
Working with a staffing agency may be the change you need. There are many added benefits to joining a staffing agency. They offer flexibility, support, versatility, and often benefits. In addition, it can help you meet your financial goal while maintaining a great work-life balance.
Don’t wait to make a change – apply today!