Travel CNA Job Description

A travelling nursing assistant often refers to a CNA working for a home health facility. A CNA is what is called a certified nursing assistant.  They perform a variety of duties to help care for patients whether it be in a healthcare setting or a home health setting.  Nursing assistants must complete a training course and pass a certification exam if they wish to be certified as a CNA.  Some nursing assistants do not work on a single floor or even in one building but rather travel around.

Travelling certified nursing assistants have a variety of job duties.  They work to help patients with their activities of daily living.  They provide basic care and support services for patients.  They can answer a patient’s call bell if they need assistance that falls under the duties of a CNA.

A travelling nursing assistant might be needed to help patients with range of motion exercises, to get out for a walk or simply to be moved from their room to another room or outdoors for fresh air. Some traveling CNAs will provide companionship for patients and might even be responsible for helping to clean a patient’s living area and to help the patient maintain a positive spirit.

Travelling certified nursing assistants work in more than one location.  Some facilities might refer to a travelling nursing assistant as nursing aides who work on more than one floor or building in the healthcare facility. They are called upon to work with multiple patients and to work with staff members from throughout the facility.  Travelling nursing assistants will work wherever they are needed from day to day.  They might also feel in on a particular floor or area when someone is on vacation or out sick.

Travel CNA’s provide services for one or more patients in their own home.  In some cases the patients are elderly individuals who still live in their own home or who live with family members who are unable to provide all of their care.  A travelling CNA will provide many of the same duties as a CNA working in one particular setting.  They might also be asked to complete some basic household and cooking duties.

Some travelling nursing assistants work with people who have fallen ill and are being cared for in their own home.  Some patients are those who will recover within times.  In other cases, a nursing assistant will need to provide basic care, compassion and comfort for someone who is terminally ill.  They will often work to help provide compassion for the loved ones of those patients as well.

Nursing assistants who work as travelling CNAs often work with clients who have chronic health conditions (such as someone with cerebral palsy or someone who is paralyzed).  The CNA will provide the care necessary for the client to remain health and well throughout the day.  They might work with patients of all different ages (children through adults and including the elderly).

A travelling nursing assistant will have a challenging but rewarding job.  The hours can be long but the pay is often better than more traditional CNA jobs.

9 Responses to Travel CNA Job Description

  1. Yvette Jackson September 12, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    I’m interested in becoming a travel cna . Can you give me some information on how to get started.

    • Admin September 13, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

      Hi Yvette. You simply need to become a CNA. You are then eligible to apply for any travel related CNA jobs that may interest you. The company you apply to normally gives you advanced training later on.

  2. loretha strozier June 7, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    Hello,I have been a cna for 14yr.and have worked in a nursing home as well.I am needing information of transfering my Al certification over to Ga.My family and I are planning to relocate in Ga soon.I would like to have a job lined up before the we move.

  3. Harris July 6, 2012 at 2:18 am #

    Hi Loretha, you should consider tranferring your certification to Tx. I understand they pay well and Im sure your spouse I mean family would love Tx.

    • karen August 24, 2012 at 12:14 am #

      What kind of pay rate you get it Texas?

  4. karen August 24, 2012 at 12:13 am #

    I am a cna in the state of Ga, i am very interested in a traveing position. Does anyone know of companies I can contact in this area? Southeast

  5. stacy March 21, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    As a CNA do you have to do in Home Health clients when your a traveling CNA ? Or can you choose to just be sent to different facilities?

  6. Alexis June 17, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    I am a cna and i want to become a traveling nurse but i want to travel out of state not be in the same state how do i go about solving this?

  7. de' Borah denSon August 11, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

    I am one of the traveling CNA. I hope to become an traveling CNA out of state one day. year 2015

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