Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Nurse Aides Change Lives


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Becoming a nurse aide isn’t just a job. It’s a calling. Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital offers unique opportunities for nurse aides to provide high-quality patient care and get to know patients they serve on a personal basis. There are also additional education opportunities for those who want to further their career. Ready for a change? Apply today at Madonna.org/careers.

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"It’s really exciting to work here as an aid because it’s not just the same thing every day. Some of our patients are here for three or four weeks, but a t the same time, they’re always changing and they’re always moving on to acute care, we’re getting new patients from the ICU, said Amanda Harvey, a Madonna nurse aide who's also working toward her nursing degree.

"I like the way the aid and patient get along. You get to know them better, get real family around them. You feel for them, feel their pain, feel when they are unhappy, when they’re sad and you just want to be there," said Chandra Lukas, a Madonna nurse aide for nearly 14-years.

"Getting them up and dressed. Shower."

"People come here and they haven’t showered for months after an accident or an illness. So they’re kind of apprehensive but they’re also a little bit excited about their shower. Usually really appreciate it. Make their bed. Clean their room. Refill their water pitcher. See what’s necessary that needs to be done for them. In between therapies and meals, we want to make sure people are positioned right and comfortable. We give vitals twice a day. We have a thing we call hourly rounding. Sometimes they’re not in their room but we still go and check. Sometimes it’s just getting condiments. for people that they forgot to order. Or setting up their trays. Cutting some food up."

"We are the nurse’s ears. We are their voice, we are their smell. We can tell when something is not right."

"Now that I’m in a nursing program, it’s been even more beneficial because it reinforces what I’m learning so I get the clinical experience with school and then I get to come here and work and see things firsthand."

"I’m so proud to say I work at Madonna. Give it a try. You might not you’ll never leave. I plan to retire here soon."

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