LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse)/GNA Geriatric Nurse Assistant

SmartCare Government Group - Severna Park, MD

Full-time | ContractEstimated: $39,000 - $51,000 a year
Skills

Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Provide bedside care to patients including personal hygiene maintenance
  • Record the patients’ vital signs (including blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory rate)
  • Collect patient’s health information
  • Relay information between patients, registered nurses, and physicians
  • Give oral medications and injections to patients (in permitted states)
  • Test a patient’s blood sugar levels
  • Urinary catheter insertion and care
  • Wound care and dressing changes
  • Ostomy site care and maintenance
  • Assist patients with personal hygiene
  • Monitor for changes in patients
  • Proper charting, documentation, and maintenance of patient’s medical records

EDUCATION:

Must have successfully completed all education and training requirements leading to and graduated from an accredited national, state or military equivalent school for Practical Nursing.

LICENSE:

Must have and maintain throughout the course of the contract, a current, active, valid, unrestricted license (with no limitations, stipulations or pending adverse actions) to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Maryland.

EXPERIENCE:

Experience performing care and treatment of patients; operating and maintaining therapeutic equipment; properly administering oral and parenteral medications; conducting paraprofessional portions of physical examinations; or assisting in the medical treatment of patients in accordance with established procedures and protocols, within the LPN scope of practice.

Geriatric Nursing Assistant: (GNA)

  • Prioritize the safety of the elderly by ensuring that the environment where they are kept is conducive and free from any harm
  • Ensure that the rooms are made as spacious as possible
  • Take away objects that could obstruct movement or cause injuries in the event of an accident
  • Keep the floor dry at all times to avoid tripping and falling to the ground
  • Create games and motivate patients to get involved in them to keep their minds active, and also to improve their mental strength
  • Develop and participate in recreational activities with patients, ensuring that they have a good time and that they engage actively without feeling bored and exhausted
  • Read patients’ favorite books to them, upon their request, to help them relax
  • Assist nursing staff in carrying out routine checkups on patients by examining their temperature, blood pressure, and sugar level for normalcy, and work towards stabilizing them when they are above the normal standard
  • Keep eye on patients’ behavior, observe any changes in them as a result of a decline in their health, and inform the nursing staff about it for proper diagnosis and timely treatment
  • Inculcate good posture habit in patients by developing flexible exercise routines and teaching them how to position themselves while seating, standing, sleeping, and walking
  • Reposition bedridden patients to give them good posture balance
  • Teach patients respiratory exercises to enable them to breathe freely without hiccups resulting from old age

EDUCATION: Maintain a good relationship with contacts of patients to identify the best ways to make patients comfortable and happy

Must have successfully completed all education and training requirements leading to and graduated from an accredited national, state or equivalent school for Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA).

LICENSE:

Must have and maintain throughout the course of the contract, a current, active, valid, unrestricted license (with no limitations, stipulations or pending adverse actions) to practice as a Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) in Maryland.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Experience:

  • GNA: 1 year (Required)
  • LPN: 2 years (Required)
  • Healthcare: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Shift Length:

  • 8 hours