National Lutheran Communities and Services Certified Geriatric Nursing Assistant (CNA/GNA) - Full-Time 1st Shift in Rockville, Maryland

We have Fulltime and PRN/On-call openings available!

In accordance with National Lutheran’s We Care philosophy, the Guiding Principle Core Values, and in alignment with the NLCS culture, the Certified/Geriatric Nursing Assistant is responsible and accountable for the following:

CORE COMPETENCIES

Reporting to the RN Nurse Manager, the Certified/Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) is responsible for providing direct, hands-on care to residents to ensure residents attain or maintain the highest possible physical, mental and emotional well being. Encourages resident’s highest level of functioning, allowing and encouraging residents to participate in self-care and providing cues and assistance as needed. Gives general care to residents to include: Bathes residents; gives showers, whirlpool baths and bed baths Provides mouth care, brushing teeth or applying dentures Assists with dressing residents; assures residents are appropriately and comfortably clothed Gives personal care to include hair care, beauty care, shaves male residents, cleans and trims nails Makes beds, sets rooms in order, waters flowers, and fills water pitchers Cares for glasses, dentures, beds and other equipment used in the care of residents Assists patients to and from the bathroom, offers bedpans and participates in keeping incontinent patients clean at all times. * Changes linens as often as necessary. Assists in bowel and bladder training program Participates in transferring residents from bed/chair using good body mechanics. Obtains assistance for all total lift transfers Participates in resident meals, providing assistance and care throughout the meal as needed Settles residents for naps and bedtime Performs personal services for residents to promote comfort, security and rehabilitation Responds promptly to call lights for residents Observes residents refusal of care, mood, reaction, appetite, etc., and reports findings to supervisor immediately. Reports any injuries to residents immediately Applies standard precautions in all resident care. Follows isolation procedures when indicated Assists with restorative and rehabilitative care of residents Participates in unit cleaning duties, as directed. Empties and cleans bedpans and bedside commodes Performs other duties as required JOB QUALIFICATIONS

High School diploma or equivalent required Completion of Nurse Aide education program approved by the Board of Nursing required Ability to communicate and work with persons of varying educational and cultural backgrounds