If you’re considering or currently studying to become a CNA, you have chosen a great career field. Once you’ve managed to earn your CNA certification the next key step is finding a job. There are many websites out there to help you find CNA job openings near you at hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes, and long term care facilities. However, it can be tedious to jump from site to site scouring their listings, so we simplified this process by creating a CNA job search engine that crawls the major job sites from one location. Go ahead and give it a try using the search box below. Type in the position you’re looking for along with a location and it will return results from all of the sites listed below the engine.
CNA Jobs Search Engine
If you find other sites that have helped you discover certified nursing assistant jobs at hospitals, nursing homes, or other medical facilities, please let us know and we’ll update our engine to include them.
*Please note, clicking on the results of our search engine will take you to one of the sites listed above and each of those sites have their own terms and conditions and we are not responsible for any contacts or notifications that come from these websites, so please read those notifications carefully as these sites will often try to send you messages about their:
- Terms of service
- Ability to save your resume
- Agree to be contacted by employers, or with job career advice
If you don’t wish to receive messaging, be sure to decline those notifications. However, we recommend you read them carefully as some of these communications may be helpful during your job search.
Have More CNA Job Search Questions?
While our job search engine can be really helpful in your job search, it may not answer all of your questions or turn up the results you’re looking for. Here are some common questions we get from our visitors:
- How can I find out if there are nursing homes near me hiring?
- Are there available CNA jobs in hospitals near me?
- What other CNA jobs are hiring near me?
If the results from our CNA job search engine don’t turn up the results you want for the above questions, there are a few other avenues you can take. If you’re looking to get a job as a nursing assistant at a specific type of facility, do a quick Google search for nursing homes, hospitals, or home health care agencies and visit their websites. Many of these will have a careers page that will let you know if they’re hiring. If not, you can always give them a call. If you just want to see what CNA jobs are available in your area that may not be listed on the job boards, you can always try using some Google search operators to zero in on your results. For a longer tutorial, you can check out this guide to advanced search operators, but for our purposes, here’s a simple example:
- Adding parentheses “ “ around a phrase will force Google to return results that have the contained words on the page.
So, if you live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, you can put this search into Google to find local CNA jobs:
With this search, Google will only return results from pages that have the exact phrases “Minneapolis, MN” and “nursing assistant” in the results, and then it will sort them based on the standard search term “jobs”. You can obviously tinker with the exact phrases, for example, swapping out “nursing assistant” for “CNA” might return some different results. Either way, these searches can help you turn up some jobs you otherwise might miss in your search.
Places CNAs Can Work
From hospitals to home care to skilled nursing facilities, many of these places have no shortage of positions needing to be filled for skilled CNAs. These are only a few of the most popular places CNAs look at when deciding where to work after training. There are certainly many more that are worth the research into.
CNA hospital jobs are the most sought-after positions in the industry. In this job, CNAs don’t get to spend as much time with other patients as they would with nursing facilities or hospices. However, it is fast-paced and the duties vary depending on which department you apply for. The basics duties a CNA would have to perform still apply.
- Good pay and benefits
- Backed by experienced doctors and nurses
- Fast-paced environment
- Duties vary according to department placement
- Depending on the policy, could transfer departments with supervisor approval
- Hospitals positions are hard to get
- Less turnover than other healthcare facilities
- Volunteer to get a foot in the door
A hospice CNA will provide palliative care to patients who are extremely ill and emotional support for family members. The duties required in this position include, but aren’t limited to the general care and wellbeing of the patient, keeping pain-relieving treatments and other medical treatments up-to-date, personal care of the patient, emotional support of the family, and housekeeping duties such as vacuuming and laundry. Since you are providing end-of-life care for patients in this field, this is not a position step into lightly. Most only work in hospice positions if they are truly called to it.
- Hospice CNAs can work in several fields including nursing facilities, private homes, and the patient’s home
- Job experience will be varied as you work in this field
- Make a meaningful difference with terminal patients and families
- Lower pay than other CNA jobs
- The heavy workload on top of keeping up with new sciences and medical trends
- Providing terminal patients with end-of-life care can become emotionally and mentally taxing
Home Health Agencies
For CNAs who are looking to get experience and work without direct supervision, this is a good position for that. Home health agencies send CNAs to patients who want to live at home or aren’t ready to go to a long-term care facility. They provide the daily care of the patient to help them avoid hospitalizations and even help them gain some independence again. Some duties involved are daily care and maintaining the wellbeing of the patient, light housework, and consistent documentation of the treatment and at-home medical care.
- Good for getting experience without direct supervision
- Make a meaningful impact for patients, especially those who don’t get visitors
- Some flexibility depending on schedule and patient’s needs
- Can be a tedious position; some find it hard to fill the downtime
- Time management can be hard to accomplish
- Sometimes will have to drive somewhere that is unsafe
Long-term Care and Nursing Homes
Long-term care and nursing homes are the way most CNAs start out their careers. Many enjoy the ability to help care for the elderly and disabled. Working in a care facility also provides stability that other jobs can’t provide. Best of all, by law, the facility and government are required to reimburse you for your training. Basic duties and skills of a CNA still apply here, but working in a nursing home does provide variations to the duties including physical therapy, emotional support of the family, acute care, and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).
- Employers must reimburse you for training costs
- You will receive different experiences in a low-intensity environment
- It will vary on what you see; it’s never boring
- You get to know patients
- Physically less demanding
- Nursing homes and care facilities pay less
- There is a stigma about nursing homes
- You get attached to certain patients
- The skill set is more concentrated due to a low-key environment
It’s a myth that CNAs only work in nursing homes and long-term facilities. Just from the list provided, you can see that CNAs can go pretty much anywhere in the healthcare industry. From nursing homes to hospice, to hospitals, CNAs are not only wanted, but they are needed. The variation in their skillset makes them invaluable to the ever-changing healthcare field. So if you were afraid of being stuck in one particular place as a CNA, don’t worry. You’ll be able to go anywhere within your chosen career field.