Geriatric Nursing Assistant in Pikesville, MD at Health at Home

Date Posted: 1/19/2020

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Geriatric Nursing Assistant GNA 

We are a supportive team of healthcare professionals who rely on each other to ensure our clients receive the highest quality of care. We believe in “People First Always” which exemplifies our dedication to providing extraordinary services for our providers and clients. We incorporate our Core Values into every service we provide by demonstrating our Passion to Serve, facilitating Honest Communication, Supporting our team and Doing the Right Thing. We hire committed professionals who truly love serving others.

Our healthcare professionals make a positive impact on the lives of those we care for. We expect the same level of passion from every team member. Providing for the people we serve is a privilege. If you are looking for a career which will satisfy your desire to help others while providing care to the highest standards, we want to hear from you!

Geriatric Nursing Assistant GNA 

Job Description Summary:

Provides various personal care and related paraprofessional services in accordance with an established plan of care. Provides for the personal needs and comfort of patients in their homes.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:
1. Performs personal care activities that assist the patient with activities of daily living which include (but are not limited to):
a. Personal hygiene (assisting to bathroom or in using bedpan, bathing, care of mouth, skin and hair)
b. Ambulation
c. Eating
d. Dressing
e. Shaving
2. Prepares meals and snacks according to instructions.
3. Performs patient-specific activities that are taught by a nurse. These could include (but are not limited to):
a. Assisting with the change of ostomy appliances
b. Reinforcement of dressings
c. Assisting with prescribed range of motion exercises
d. Measuring and preparing special diets
e. Taking vital signs
f. Application of an external catheter
4. Performs homemaking activities which include (but are not limited to): vacuuming, dusting, sweeping or mopping floors, doing dishes, changing bed linens, doing laundry and cleaning bathrooms.

Geriatric Nursing Assistant GNA 

Position Qualifications:
1. High school graduate or G.E.D certificate preferred.
2. Six months’ experience as a Personal Care Assistant in healthcare (in homes or facilities).
3. Successful completion of a Maryland State-approved Nurse Aide or Personal Care Assistant course.
4. Current CPR certificate.
5. Ability to read, write, speak and understand English as needed for the job.
6. Possess a valid driver's license and have use of an insured automobile or access to adequate transportation for the job.
7. This position requires 30-40 hours of basic care training.

Geriatric Nursing Assistant GNA