GERIATRIC NURSING ASSISTANT II
|Date Opened||9/21/2012 9:30:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||2/8/2013 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$11.41 - $17.71/hour|
|HR Analyst||Carolyn Chase|
LOCATION OF POSITION
Western Maryland Hospital Center
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21742
Main Purpose of Job
The Geriatric Nursing Assistant II observes, reports, and records information related to patient or client behavior and appearances and enters the information into clinical records. This position provides activities of daily living including nourishment, personal hygiene, and grooming, lifts and positions patients, carries out procedures for the safety of oneself and patients and clients who may pose a danger to themselves and others. The selected candidate will interact with and encourage patients to participate in prescribed activities and reports and corrects, if possible, safety hazards in buildings and patient areas. The Geriatric Nursing Assistant II attends to patient or client infections and disposes of infectious waste, collects patient specimens, charts, x-rays and other data and delivers them to appropriate locations on and off the facility. This position takes and records vital signs, disposes of soiled laundry and cleans accidental spillage, assists licensed staff in carrying out prescribed treatment programs, completes records describing patient's behavior, physical limitation and skill level. The Geriatric Nursing Assistant II applies knowledge of medical terminology, procedures, practices and notation while employing techniques to teach self-help skills and applying goal planning principles.
MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
Experience: Two years of experience in direct care of patients in a medical setting.
Note: Applicants may substitute experience in the direct care of patients for the required education on a year-for-year basis for up to four years of the required education.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess and maintain a current certificate as a Nursing Assistant with a Geriatric Nursing Assistant certification designation from the Maryland State Board of Nursing.
2. Employees in this classification may be required to successfully complete and maintain current certification of cardiopulmonary resuscitation training.
1. Employees in this classification must successfully complete an in-service training program approved by the hiring facility within the first three months prior to permanent appointment to a position in this classification.
2. Employees must maintain a current listing in the Geriatric Nursing Assistant registry of the Maryland State Board of Nursing.
3. Employees in this classification may be subject to call 24 hours a day and, therefore, may be required to provide the facility with a telephone number at which they can be reached.
4. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.
This is a part time contractual position with no benefits.
As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.