Geriatric Nursing Assistant Full-Time

Lorien Mays Chapel
Timonium, MD, US
Sep 08, 2017
Oct 09, 2017
Support Staffing
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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 communities. 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!

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.

Company Description

Lorien Health was founded in 1977 by Nicholas Mangione, a successful business man with a strong sense of pride, dignity and work ethic. The company's long-term goal has remained consistent since its establishment: help seniors heal, rehabilitate and maximize their quality of life, through living with us or through living at home, with our support. Today, our Chief Executive Officer is Lou Grimmel, who is committed to maintaining Mr. Mangione's vision to always put the patient first and keep his good family name.

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