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Posted: Monday, January 8, 2018 4:33 AM

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of a licensed nurse, the Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) delivers efficient and effective nursing care while achieving positive clinical outcomes and patient/family satisfaction. He/she will function within the standards of practice as accorded by his/her Certification. The GNA performs various patient care activities and related non-professional services essential to caring for personal needs and comfort of patients.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

1. Provides patient care in a manner conducive to safety and comfort. Patient care includes, but is not limited to:

1.1. Assists patient with or performs Activities of Daily Living (ADL);

1.2. Obtains and records Vital Signs and weights per policy;

1.3. Assists patients with ambulation and transfers;

1.4. Positions patients in correct body alignment in and out of bed;

1.5. Applies adaptive equipment as ordered;

1.6. Cares for personal belongings;

1.7. Assists physician and/or licensed nurse with treatments and procedures as needed;

2. Makes both occupied and unoccupied beds;

3. Accompanies patients when transported outside the center for appointments as requested;

4. Ensures patients are ready for scheduled rehab therapy and transports patients to rehab area;

5. Notifies licensed nurse if patient identification is missing;

6. Participates in the care planning process and implements care according to care plan;

7. Performs skin care treatments, as permitted by state regulation;

8. Applies simple clean dressings, slings, stockings, and support bandages, under direction of the licensed nurse, as permitted by state regulation;

9. Feeds or assists patients with meals and provides additional nourishment and hydration per care plan;

10. Records patient's oral intake and output;

11. Uses Point Click Care (PCC --POC) according to the Business Processes, if applicable;

12. Answers call light or bell promptly, delivers messages, cleans areas of spillage or accidents;

13. Uses Standard precautions when caring for all patients. Adheres to Contact and/or Droplet Precautions as indicated;

14. Participates in the orientation of new nursing assistants;

15. Reports changes in patient's condition, patient/family concerns or complaints to charge nurse and/or supervisor;

16. Collects and bags soiled linen and delivers to dirty linen area;

17. Obtains clean linens and supplies from supply areas, cleans utility rooms, kitchen areas and all other nursing areas, as assigned;

18. Cleans patient equipment as assigned;

19. Transfers patient's belongings and equipment as directed, and assists with postmortem care;

20. Assists with patient discharge as requested;

21. Assists with the orientation of newly hired GNAs;

22. Promotes a culture of safety to ensure a healthy practice and living environment;

23. Collaborates and coordinates with other departments to provide timely effective care consistent with individual's needs, choices and preferences;

24. Contributes to an environment that is respectful, team-oriented, and responsive to the concerns of staff, patients and families;

25. Participates in quality improvement activities as requested;

26. Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive Protected Health Information (PHI) at all times;

27. Stays and works beyond scheduled shift if needed to meet state staffing requirements and/or needs of patients;

28. Performs other duties as requested.

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Certified Nursing Assistant / CNA Requirements: - Minimum of a high school education or high school equivalency diploma preferred - Ability to read, write and understand the English language is mandatory - A minimum of 12 hours continuing education programs provided by the center to maintain certification - Successful completion of a state-approved CNA program As one of the nation-s largest long-term care and rehabilitation providers, we offer a generous and wide-ranging compensation package including: - Medical/dental/vision insurances - Company-paid life insurance- Voluntary insurance programs - 401(k) - Continuing Education Programs - Leadership Training Program - Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts - Extensive paid leave for holidays - Service awards - Generous Elder Care benefit for family members

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Associated topics: advanced practice registered nurse, arnp, assessments, bilingual, cna, cns, family, gyn, nurse specialist, physician assistant

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• Location: Baltimore

• Post ID: 29849147 baltimore
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