Geriatric Nursing Assistant

Cockeysville, MD
Oct 13, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Full Time
Job DescriptionThe Geriatric Nursing Assistant is responsible for providing direct care and simple technical nursing services to residents under the direction and supervision of a licensed nurse. The Geriatric Nursing Assistant will assist residents with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). In conjunction with other members of the interdisciplinary team, he/she will implement individualized care plans with special emphasis on the rehabilitative, physical, safety and social desires and needs of each resident.Provides safe, direct physical care of the resident and follows established safety precautions in the performance of all duties (including use of mechanical lift with 2 persons at all times)Performs documentation timely and accurately on flow sheets and other applicable forms of all delegated and routine healthcare activitiesMaintains clean, safe and orderly resident environment by keeping the area clean and disposing of soiled and routine care activitiesProvides for overall protection of residents and facility by carefully adhering to Standard Precautions and practices and all other infection control policy and proceduresReports malfunctioning, broken, or hazardous equipment or conditions to the nurse and/or maintenanceObserves and maintains all Broadmead policies and proceduresObtains and records accurately vital signs, intake and output, and weighs as orderedPerforms AM/PM care according to current standards of careAssists residents in activities of daily living ie ambulation, toileting, feeding, dressing, bathing according to need, ability and plan of careAssists nurses, physicians and other interdisciplinary team member by preparing residents for specific procedures/treatments/activitiesObserves and communicates to the nurse accurate information regarding resident condition and behavior in a timely mannerProvides information regarding resident needs and problems to the nurse for the purpose of planning careMaking rounds on assigned residents every 2 hours and as needed for the purpose of identifying resident needs such as turning and positioning and checking for continence statusAnswers call lights in a timely mannerDistribute fresh ice water each shiftAssists with admitting and discharging and transporting residentsHave resident up, dressed, toileted, and ready for all appointments including but not limited to medical appointments, therapy, daily therapeutic recreation programsTransports residents in the safest possible manner including but not limited to leg rests on wheel chairs, appropriate assistive devicesCleans utility rooms, pantry and all other work areas when needed and/or as assignedInsures optimal clinical care of residents by carefully following nursing proceduresQualifications:High school diploma equivalentSuccessful completion of Certified Nursing Assistant and Geriatric Nursing Assistant course approved by the state of MarylandMust maintain a current certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Nursing AssistantMinimum of one (1) year of experience in a setting serving the same age/type of resident population served by this facilityPossess the ability to communication and deal tactfully with personnelMust be able to work harmoniously with other personnelMust be able to follow written and oral instructionsMust be able to work independentlyMust be knowledgeable in nursing assistants duties and use of equipmentMust be able to read, write and speak English in an understandable mannerMust be able to stand for long periods of timeMust be able to lift a minimum of 50 poundsCompany DescriptionMission StatementBroadmead mission is to foster independence, growth, and the opportunities in elderhood by supporting a dynamic community, providing exceptional health services, developing collaborative relationships, and upholding Quaker values.Vision StatementBroadmead vision is to be a leader in the development of high quality, innovative solutions that enrich the lives of older people; promote relationships; and create opportunities as it extends its mission of service in the Quaker tradition.

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