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I'm 18 , still a senior in high school and obtained my cna last year from my technical career school. I am passionate about nursing and enjoy hands on work I would like to get me RN. I couldn't wait to finally get a job as a cna but with no prior jobs that's hard. I got into a home health care agency and it is nothing I thought it would be. I work m-f , and the first house I go to is someone who they described as horrible dementia, which is not the case. All I do is sit and watch TV with her, she's sweet and I don't mind it. The house I'm at for 3 hours after that has absolutely NO reason for me to be there. I go there and continuously clean. They don't need ANY help of a CNA. I'm in the kitchen half the time collecting dirty dishes from dinner time, preparing dinner, I vacuum, mop, fold laundry and more. I'm constantly asking her what else would you like me to do because I still need to be on good terms with these people and I'm not going to be rude but honestly I'm tired of being yelled at because I wasn't raised as a Susie homemaker which is something the lady finds amazing and would like to question my every move. I believe she thinks I'm somebody they just picked off the streets and hired. I have 1 year of nurse aide training , 1 year of general health occupation learning , and this year as a senior I am taking a medical terminology college course. My training did not train me for this and if it did I wouldn't be in this field. Should they need a CNA if they have nothing they need medical help with or any assisting with actual ADLS not just cleaning?

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The agency you work for is not utilizing your skills.

My sister works for an agency that staffs CNAs and housecleaning staff.

They sometimes send personnel that house cleans to houses that need a CNA, and vice versa. It makes if hard for the employee for obvious reasons.

Try contacting your employer and talk to them about their expectations. Some clients need help in one area or both. Some clients need help in neither. How the able bodied people get assistance is a mystery.

I feel your frustration, as I've listened to my sister frequently complain about the same thing you've posted. When she's sent to a home that she's not qualified for, she immediately calls the office to question her placement.

Talking to the boss is the quickest way to get an answer.

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