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Geriatric Nursing Assistant: Long Term Care

Company: LifeBridge Health, Inc.
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

About the Households/ Long term Care Unit: Provides long-term care for patients. Households are comprised of six units with 14 private bedrooms in each. Each HH has a central kitchen where a hostess can cook for the patients daily, den with books and a large-screen television, and a washer and dryer so that staff can wash residents clothing separately. HH 5-6 are for patients that may be suffering from dementia or reduced cognitive abilities; due to this staff members must badge-in and badge-out to prevent patients from exiting the units. Staff members must be able to recognize an individuals likes, dislikes, routines and needs and deliver care based on that information. JOB SUMMARY: Provides safe, age-appropriate patient care, assisting with Activities of Daily Living while maintaining a safe and clean environment. Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Provides turning and positioning every two hours when indicated.
  • Performs routine treatment procedures including application of devices for heat, cold, etc.
  • Takes temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height and blood pressure accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Performs re-takes without reminder.
  • Prepares patient for meals. Assists with meals or feeds patients.
  • Distributes drinking water and nourishment to patients in a timely manner.
  • Answers call lights in a timely manner.
  • Anticipates patient needs.
  • Make rounds of assigned patients.
  • Assists with handling of care of clothing and other personal property (glasses, dentures, contact lenses, hearing aids and prosthetic devices, etc.).
  • Collects and transports specimens according to procedure.
  • Maintains a safe environment for the resident: bed in low position, side rails up per policy, call light within patient's reach, etc.
  • Performs ROM, ambulation, wheelchair mobility, bowel and bladder training.
  • Applies splints properly and according to schedule.
  • Serves and removes food trays in a timely manner.
  • Obtains temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, height and weight for new admission upon arrival.
  • Observation and Reporting:
  • Observes patients and reports changes to supervision.
  • Tasks: Identifies and notifies Supervisor/Charge Nurse of common health concerns associated with the resident.
  • Observes change in patient behavior or condition and notifies appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
  • Alerts nurse of abnormal vital signs immediately.
  • Alerts nurse/charge nurse of patient refusal of any procedure or task assigned in a timely manner.
  • Reports pain promptly.
  • Reports complaints and unusual incidents to appropriate personnel promptly.
  • Responds appropriately in emergency situations. REQUIREMENTS:
  • GED equivalent or High School certificate.
  • Less than one year experience required.
  • Basic computer skills; Standard Office Equipment
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical equipment
  • Hoyer lift and specialty beds
  • American Heart Association CPR/BLS Certification,
  • GNA licensure.
  • Demonstrates the ability to follow verbal instructions.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively verbally.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively in writing. gna #geriatricnursingassistant #nursingsupport #certifiednursingassistant #certifiedmedicineaide #cna #cma

Keywords: LifeBridge Health, Inc., Baltimore , Geriatric Nursing Assistant: Long Term Care, Healthcare , Baltimore, Maryland

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