Aide-Geriatric Nurse

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.
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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