Certifications are a vital part of ensuring schedulers have the credentialled nursing staff and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) they need. Nursing certification is different for each state, and ShiftMed requires nurses and CNAs to upload specific documentation via the ShiftMed app.
State of New York
CNAs, LPNs, and RNs seeking ShiftMed work in the State of New York must have their professional license through the state. They must also upload a passport, driver’s license or photo ID, AND Social Security card to complete I9 verification. Other required documentation includes a 1-step PPD, 2-step PPD or TB blood test (completed within the last year) or chest x-ray (completed within the last five years); physical results (completed within the last year); and an I-9. Learn more about credentialing requirements here.
Please Note: CPR certification is also required for those with an LPN/RN license, as is MMR documentation regarding your immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella. Our partners are interested in your experience working as a CNA, LPN, or RN, and we require your resume. Typical CNA duties include a mix of turning or repositioning patients, gathering and stocking supplies, monitoring and recording vital signs, responding to patient calls or alarms, bathing and toileting patients, documenting all patient information, feeding patients, measuring and recording patient food and liquid intake, and personal patient hygiene. Also, a CNA may clean rooms and bed linens, prepare rooms for admissions, help with medical procedures, dress wounds as needed, and assist patients with toileting.
CNA certification programs differ in format and occur in hospitals, community colleges, vocational or training schools, high schools, or online.
Program prerequisites include orientation, reading and math assessment or verification of high school diploma or GED, Red Cross criminal background check before registration, completion of a Red Cross physical form, and a TB test. Most programs require certification in both CPR and first aid. And while all classes require a mix of classroom and clinical hours, the number of clinical hours varies by state.
After completing classes and passing a final exam, students are added to the national CNA registry and can start applying for jobs immediately.
Interested in finding work that can increase your skillset and knowledge? ShiftMed is looking for certified nursing professionals across the country. Apply today!