Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA)- Various Shifts

Lorien Health Systems
Columbia, MD, US
Aug 21, 2017
Sep 21, 2017
Support Staffing
Contract Type
Job Description

If you are a licensed Geriatric Nursing Assistant and you are looking for a position with a top senior care organization, join our team at Lorien Health Systems. We are seeking a Geriatric Nursing Assistant to provide direct patient care to our senior residents at one of our communitites. This is a wonderful opportunity to develop your career while helping to make a positive difference in the lives of our residents. If you are a kind and service-oriented individual and you are certified as a GNA in the state of Maryland, we want to talk with you!

Job Responsibilities

As a Geriatric Nursing Assistant, you will provide each of your assigned residents with routine daily nursing care and service based upon each resident's individual care plan. Since you will have the most regular contact with residents, it will also be your responsibility to remain attentive to any change in resident condition, and immediately report such changes to the nurse on duty.

Your specific duties as a Geriatric Nursing Assistant will include:
Providing residents with a positive and family-focused environment
Ensuring that all residents are treated fairly, with kindness, dignity and respect
Cleaning, bathing and dressing residents
Distributing food trays and feeding residents
Documenting food input and waste output, meal percentage consumed, etc.
Straightening and cleaning resident rooms and ensuring that they look presentable
Assisting with admission, transfer and discharge of residents as required
Creating and maintaining an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout your unit and shift
Changing resident bedding
Maintaining the confidentiality of all resident care information
Transporting residents to and from activities, rehab appointments, etc., as required
Reporting any complaints from residents or family members
Assisting residents with bowel and bladder functions
Participating in all required in-service programs
Maintaining communication with staff and nurses via call system communicator
Working with residents based on the maturity level at which they are currently functioning
Maintaining the care and use of supplies, equipment, the appearance of work areas, and the proper performance of assigned duties

Job Requirements

As a Geriatric Nursing Assistant, you must have a kind, patient and empathetic personality as well as a commitment to providing patients with the best possible care. You must also be a team player with a strong work ethic and the willingness to pitch in and help wherever and whenever it is needed. It is also important that you display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.

High school diploma or GED
Experience in a skilled nursing facility, strongly preferred
Must have completed Maryland Board of Nursing GNA course and maintain certification by regulations
Must have active, unencumbered certification with the Maryland BON
CPR certification
Longevity in previous employment
Cheerful, tactful disposition
Punctuality and reliability
Ability to pass criminal background check and drug screen
Ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace
First aid certification, preferred
Computer proficiency, a plus

Company Description

For over three decades, Lorien Health has been recognized as a health care leader across Maryland.

Our company is known for its secure ownership and dedication to our employees. We care about our employees and are devoted to providing a family-centered atmosphere for both our staff and our residents. Lorien's success can be attributed to our hard working health care teams and our sincere mission and goal to deliver first-class care.

Lorien Health Systems offers employees competitive salaries, excellent benefits and employee perks!

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