Geriatric Nursing Assistant

Lorien Mays Chapel
Timonium, MD, US
Sep 15, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Support Staffing
Contract Type
Job Description

Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA)

Due to our continued growth, we are looking for compassionate and energetic Geriatric Nursing Assistants to join our team. In this position, you will work within a welcoming and home-like environment where supporting the physical, emotional, and intellectual needs of our residents will be at the top of your priorities. If you are interested in joining a company devoted to quality resident care, and if you meet our qualifications, then Lorien Health Systems is the place for 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

Participating in all required in-service programs

Maintaining the care and use of supplies, equipment, the appearance of work areas, and the proper performance of assigned duties

We foster quality patient care, open communication, and work-life-balance. We are looking for caring staff members to join our passionate team at our Lorien Bulle Rock located in historic Havre de Grace, MD which is ideally right off route 40, and less than an hour from Wilmington, DE and Baltimore, MD.

Job Requirements:

Current certification as a GNA in good standing with the Maryland Board of Nursing

The ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

The ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.

The ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public

The willingness to work harmoniously with and other personnel

Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm with all residents in line with an over and beyond customer service mindset

Treats all employees, residents, and visitors with respect and dignity

Knowledgeable and comfortable with relating sensitive information concerning a residents condition

A documentation of GNA certification upon application for the position is required

*Part time and full time positions available*

Lorien is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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