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Top Geriatric Nursing Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Geriatric Nursing Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Geriatric Nursing Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.2% of Geriatric Nursing Assistant resumes contained CPR as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Geriatric Nursing Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Geriatric Nursing Assistant resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. CPR

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Here's how CPR is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Qualified in CPR and First Aid.
  • Skilled in activities of daily living, behavioral management, crisis prevention/intervention and CPR certified.
  • Maintained current CPR certification, able to utilize and obtain appropriate emergency equipment.
  • Utilized CPR certification knowledge of emergency procedures and implemented fire and safety precautions.
  • Obtained CPR certification*Successfully completed training in order to become a Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Maintained CPR certification, and attended continuing education as needed.

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2. Vital Signs

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Here's how Vital Signs is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Provided physical and emotional support to all Residents including administering medication, and obtaining vital signs.
  • Collected vital signs and other regular data and documented it accordingly.
  • Recorded vital signs, such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration as directed by nursing staff.
  • Performed vital signs and also helped in admissions and discharges under the supervision of a licensed nurse.
  • Displayed strong clinical skills in assessing vital signs glucose checks, and providing all patient needs.
  • Maintained a record of vital signs and log of patient condition, progress and problems.
  • Checked and documented vital signs, intake and output and report abnormal findings to nurse.
  • Checked vital signs like Temperature, Pulse, Respiration, and Blood Pressure.
  • Collected vital signs, height, and weight and reported to the nurse.
  • Monitored vital signs, food and liquid intakes, and documented on charts.
  • Recorded intake, output and collected vital signs and weight for patient evaluation.
  • Performed various tasks to include monitoring, transporting and reporting vital signs.
  • Monitored and recorded vital signs, height/weight, input/output and collected specimens.
  • Monitored Vital signs: Blood pressure, pulse, and temperature monitoring.
  • Recorded residents vital signs on a scheduled basis or as needed.
  • Showed strong clinical skills while assessing vital signs performing labs draws.
  • Obtained vital signs, input and output, blood glucose levels.
  • Recorded intakes and outputs and measured vital signs when needed.
  • Obtained vital signs and complied with HIPPA and standard precautions.
  • Monitored and record intake/output, take and record vital signs.

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3. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Monitored patient reactions to medications and carefully documented progress notes to ensure continuity of patient care.
  • Performed technical skills following appropriate procedures to provide preventive and restorative patient care.
  • Provided exceptional patient care by assisting residents maintain their independence and dignity.
  • Performed patient charting, documenting patient care per facility requirements.
  • Encouraged cooperation and increased communication to improve patient care.
  • Maintained records of patient care, condition, progress or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • Assisted with direct patient care procedures and related tasks under the direction of the Registered Nurse and attended GNA training.
  • Recorded and Documented vital signs, patient care and changes in patient conditions, while following HIPPA privacy regulations.
  • Participated in compulsory in service education programs and patient care conferences as requested by the health care team.
  • Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient care.
  • Certified Medicine Aide (CMA)DUTIES: Patient care, Assisting Residents in their daily activities.
  • Worked as a nursing assistant included taking vital signs, drawing blood, and providing patient care.
  • Recorded and Performed long term geriatric patient care at nursing homes, hospitals, and private residents.
  • Provided or assisted in the provision of basic direct patient care, as directed by RN.
  • Provided high-quality patient care as a GNA within long-term, acute-care, rehabilitation and nursing-home settings.
  • Provided direct patient care such as assisting with bathing, eating, dressing and walking patients.
  • Performed routine tasks in support of nursing services, including duties for personal patient care services.
  • United StatesMy duties included making beds, feeding the patients taking vitals sign and patient care
  • Demonstrated appropriate judgment skills to be able to make independent decisions in routine patient care.
  • Performed patient care in a long term care setting at a nursing care center.

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4. RN

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Here's how RN is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Produced quality work sufficient enough to earn quality employment references for future opportunities.
  • Trained with Scottsdale Hospital Interns and Residents in Geriatrics-Obtained Geriatric Nurse Certification
  • Replaced all equipment used during morning care and elimination process.
  • Addressed residents' concerns and provided emotional support when necessary.
  • Turned and positioned bedridden residents.
  • Cleaned resident's equipment & maintained clean resident conditions and reported on resident status or family concerns to a licensed nurse.
  • Assisted clients with daily routines (Bath or shower, grooming, toileting, turning every hour or two).
  • Learned bed positioning, wound care checks, provided caring companionship to the elderly and developmentally disabled children.
  • Learned to respond to emergency situation without prior drill *Communicated with excellent oral and written English language skill.
  • Provided supportive care, such as lifting and turning for comfort and to protect skin integrity.
  • Maintained a daily journal of notes detailing activities performed throughout the day for patient medical records.
  • Ambulated elders, mouth care, turned and positioned, escorted elders to and from appointments
  • Furnished Nurse-in- charge with information and observations of the residents' needs and preferences.
  • Provided education on psychiatric issues for RN's who had been primarily medical nurses.
  • Reviewed patient issues and concerns with staff on prior shift to ensure continuity.
  • Screened all residents allergies, medical diagnosis and concerns that need special attention.
  • Learned the basic of assessing patient in the Emergency Department and Triage unit.
  • Translated for French-speaking residents to voice their concerns when language is a barrier.
  • Completed clinical rotations in GeriatricsTook vital signs of newborns while assisting in NICU.
  • Learned, referenced and applied product knowledge information to assess patient needs.

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5. Personal Care

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Here's how Personal Care is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Provided assistance with activities of daily living, personal care, monitoring safety, medication management
  • Provided ambulatory assistance to residents, assisted with personal care and prepared meals.
  • Cared for patients by changing bed linens, washing laundry, cleaning, or assisting with their personal care.
  • Assisted in the performance of duties necessary to provide the residents with personal care needs.
  • Assisted with dressing, bathing, feeding, and personal care of residents.
  • Helped patients with hygiene, dressing, and other personal care tasks.
  • Assisted in the personal care, cooking, and feeding of client.
  • Provided residents with activities of daily living, including personal care.
  • Assisted with personal care and dressing of non-ambulatory patients.
  • Provided personal care functions to residents.
  • Provided personal care and related services.
  • Assisted with bathing, personal care functions, and medications.
  • Provided/Assisted residents with personal care and ADL's Transferring of Patients Ensure that both residents and family received care and attention.

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6. Medical Equipment

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Here's how Medical Equipment is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Administered treatments using medical equipment including bladder scanners, intermittent pneumatic compression devices, anti-embolism stockings and bedpans.
  • Collected and delivered laboratory specimens to technicians, moved medical equipment, and handled mail delivery between floors.
  • Submitted diagnostic and technical treatment procedures, such as setting up and operating special patient-specific medical equipment.
  • Assisted Registered Nurses with medical equipment and monitoring vital signs while providing vital information on residents conditions.
  • Noted for identifying bodily pain and recommending durable medical equipment or positioning that increased patient comfort.
  • Assisted in providing patient and family education through the demonstration of appropriate medical equipment usage.

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7. CNA

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Here's how CNA is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Delegated CNA and MA duties.
  • Relayed information to the next CNA on shift, or to the nurse's in charge.
  • Assessed, Managed and administered care to meet the needs of older adults Supervise LPNs and CNAs Educate and support families
  • Provided CNA staffing requirement fulfillment for surrounding hospitals in the California Valley.
  • Trained/Mentored fellow CNA staff in understanding their roles, responsibilities and institutional standards.
  • Provided high-quality patient care as a part-time CNA within rehabilitation and nursing-home settings.

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8. Hoyer

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Here's how Hoyer is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Trained on use of Hoyer lift to maneuver patients in and out of bed.
  • Skilled with machines such as hoyer lift in the transportation of residents.
  • Operated Hoyer Lift as needed and encouraged ambulation.
  • Transported immobile patients Via Hoyer-Lift and Wheelchair to designated therapy and recreational rooms.
  • Operated Mechanical/Manual Hoyer lift for patients.
  • Mobilized residents using Hoyer and Sara lifts

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9. LPN

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Here's how LPN is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Documented information regarding residents in charts and reported to LPN.
  • Supervised and trained LPNs and Nurse's Aides.
  • Assisted residents with daily activities Followed nutritional needs of residents Communicated resident medical requests to LPN or RN Charted residents daily activities
  • Maintained patient confidentiality/privacy and demonstrate patient safety under direct supervision of RN or LPN.
  • Administered prescribed medications with supervision from LPN/RN.
  • Worked without direct supervision and followed LPN/RN orders

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10. Charge Nurse

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Here's how Charge Nurse is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Documented and reported any changes to charge nurse and for replacement at shift change and for end of shift report.
  • Helped 12 to 18 residents daily with ADL's and anything assigned by the designated charge nurse.
  • Charted vitals for patients, assisted charge nurses with IV's, suppositories, and medications.
  • Performed request of appropriate duties made by charge nurse, and documented care provided.
  • Provided total nursing care as Charge Nurse within the scope of Practical Nursing.
  • Reported to Charge Nurse, obtained assignment and gives and or receives report.
  • Assisted charge nurse with faxing, scanning, and copying documents.
  • Reported Overt Findings and Pertinent Patient Information to the Charge Nurse.
  • Coordinated care plans and set goals for residents as charge nurse.
  • Performed other tasks as assigned and reported to the charge nurse.
  • Obtained and reported residents' vital signs to charge nurse.
  • Observed and reported any health changes to the charge nurse.
  • Monitored Patient's as instructed by the Charge Nurse.
  • Reported changes of resident behavior to Charge Nurse.
  • Documented any changes of residents to charge nurse.
  • Reported and recorded changes to Charge Nurse.
  • Assisted charge nurse with procedures.
  • Served as a floating charge nurse holding responsibility and ensuring safety for twenty seven residents on any shift or wing.
  • Assisted with activities of daily living Accompanied residents to scheduled appointments Filed and charted Reported all patient changes to Charge nurse.

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11. Dementia

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Here's how Dementia is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Worked on a personal basis with a designated resident experiencing dementia.
  • Worked with several residents with disabilities including dementia residents.
  • Adhered to safety guidelines; completed facility's Patient Safety Training Program and Dementia.
  • Worked on a high-acuity floor serving dementia residents.
  • Provided specialized care for residents with dementia and combative behaviors-Mediated family member requests and concerns for palliative care
  • Provided quality care to dementia residents by assisting with orientation and maintaining eye contact with disoriented patients.

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12. Patience

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Here's how Patience is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Demonstrated high degree of patience, reliability and sensitivity.
  • Required empathy, patience, organizational skills, and attention to detail to provide exceptional care.
  • Assigned the most challenging residents, because of my patience and my compassionate bedside manner.
  • Provided assistance for patience when going to the bathroom, dining area and assigned rooms.
  • Assisted elderly with everyday activities> Developed patience> Trained new employees
  • Exhibited patience, respect and compassion while assisting patients.

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13. Rehab

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Here's how Rehab is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Provided assistance numerous times on other floors including long term and rehabilitation.
  • Administered medications and treatments in a 150 bed rehabilitation nursing home and long term care facility.
  • Provided assistance in the care, treatment, and rehabilitation of physically ill residents.
  • Transported residents to and from activities, rehab appointments, etc., as required.
  • Checked vital signs of the temporary residents in the rehabilitation wing.
  • Provided nursing assistance to rehab patients in the Dorsey unit.
  • Assisted in the rehabilitation care of elderly clients.
  • Participated in restorative nursing program and Rehabilitative exercises.Facilitate residents with individualized care plans.
  • Provided nursing related services to residents of acute care, rehabiliation, surgical homecare and nursing home settings.

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14. Daily Living Activities

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Here's how Daily Living Activities is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted elderly and disabled adults with daily living activities at their residential facility.
  • Assisted with daily living activities, general mobility and social interactions within facility.
  • Assisted elderly resident with daily living activities.
  • Assisted the elderly with their daily living activities including: bathing, feeding, and preparing them for bed.
  • Assisted residents with daily living activities including meals, exercise, and leisure programs.
  • Helped clients with daily living activities, such as bathing and eating.
  • Provided care for residents and provided assistance with daily living activities.

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15. ADL

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Here's how ADL is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Performed ADL's such as feeding, bathing, dressing, toileting, and personal hygiene.
  • Assisted with ADL's and limited house work and prepare and administered meals.
  • Provided total, partial, or limited assistance with ADL's.
  • Provided emotional support and helped residents with their ADL'S.
  • Performed ADL's, obtained and recorded vital signs.
  • Assisted with completion of ADL's as indicated.
  • Performed and assisted with Patient's ADLS.
  • Performed ADL's and socialize with clients.
  • Assisted patient's with ADL's, obtained vital signs and I&O's.
  • Provided nursing and nursing related services to residents (ADL) Protected and promoted resident rights and assisted with maintain independence.
  • Monitored vital signs Collects patient's specimens and data, including vital signs, input/output and ADL charts.
  • Assisted/performed ADL's for total care patients and residents Supported staff with linen changes, making occupied/unoccupied beds
  • Used computerized ADLs record chart documentations and collections as well as collected specimens from patients.
  • Provided primary care and assisted with ADLs, vital signs, and documentation.
  • Provided ADLS and monitored vital signs Transported patients to doctor appointments.
  • Provided resident care with ADL's .
  • Assisted with ADLs *Provided patients and families with emotional support.
  • Assisted with ADL's Transporting from one unit to another Transferring from chair to bed and vice versa Vital Signs

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16. Patient Rooms

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Here's how Patient Rooms is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared patient rooms for admission/discharge and assisted with the patient admission/discharge process.
  • Maintained cleanliness and safety of patient rooms and overall facility.
  • Maintained conditions of patient rooms according to facility guidelines.
  • Maintained sanitary conditions of patient rooms.
  • Cleaned and sanitized patient rooms, bathrooms, examination rooms, or other patient areas.
  • Prepared patient rooms to fit there needs and feel like at home.

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17. Blood Pressure

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Here's how Blood Pressure is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Recorded resident's blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration and weight.
  • Measured and recorded patient's temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure.
  • Skilled in taking blood pressure and weighing patients.
  • Assessed and recorded client pulse, blood pressure and respirations.
  • Administered blood pressure testing, schedule appointments and arranged transportation.
  • Checked blood pressure, administered medication, assisted with daily walks/activities.

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18. Infection Control

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Here's how Infection Control is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained proper infection control standards; received periodic immunization and Tuberculosis monitoring.
  • Observed proper infection control guidelines, including donning of personal protective equipment.
  • Followed infection control and emergency procedures and policies.
  • Promoted a culture of safety and infection control to ensure a safe, secure, and healthy living environment.
  • Provided and documented patient care, performed clerical duties and practiced infection control.
  • Demonstrated awareness of proper infection control practice by using Universal Precautions and acknowledging policy and procedure of the company.

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19. Physical Therapy

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Here's how Physical Therapy is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Performed physical therapy sessions with residents.
  • Guided and assisted patients in performing daily physical therapy activities with the goal being to enhance their range of mobility.
  • Performed vital signs, colostomy care, urinary incontinence care, pulmonary care, and physical therapy care.
  • Assisted patients with ambulation, exercise, and prescribed physical therapy.
  • Assisted in residents daily activities, including observing dietary orders, physical therapy regimens, and care plans.
  • Coordinated patients' Medicare physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy notes; correlated expected visits frequency with actual visits.

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20. Fluid Intake

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Here's how Fluid Intake is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained detailed records of temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates, and food and fluid intake and output.
  • Monitored fluid intake and output levels.
  • Monitored adequate nutritional and fluid intake, diligently inspected skin conditions, applied barrier ointments.
  • Monitored and measured fluid intake/output; bagged and tagged for analysis.
  • Assisted residents with adequate nutrition and fluid intake during restorative.
  • Monitored fluid intake/output levels and bowel elimination.

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21. Mouth Care

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Here's how Mouth Care is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted in dressing, feeding, grooming, shaving, mouth care.
  • Performed mouth care, brushed teeth or applied dentures.
  • showers/bed baths, grooming, and mouth care)
  • Assisted with transferring/change of positions/mouth care/toileting/showers/laundry
  • Assisted patients with personal care needs(bathing, mouth care, shampoo and hair care, transferring and ambulation).
  • Feed residents bathe resident use lifts to help resident up put residents to bed mouth care grooming dressing communicate with the residents

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22. Hair Salon

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Here's how Hair Salon is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Ensured Residents kept scheduled appointments, podiatry, hair salon, medications.
  • Escorted client to appointments; (hair salon, doctor's appointments)
  • Escorted on appointments (hair salon, physical therapy, etc).
  • Transported resident to medical and hair salon.
  • Charted daily on each resident status and meds taken..schedule appts and hair salon visits.

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23. Alzheimer

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Here's how Alzheimer is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Provided Nursing care to Alzheimer's/Dementia patients.
  • Cared for patient with early onset Alzheimer's disease, including assisting in activities of daily living and monitoring sufficient nutritional intake
  • Provided care for patients with a variety of mental disorders including Alzheimer, dementia, bipolar and obsessive compulsive disorders.
  • Experienced in care for long term senior patients with dementia attributed to Alzheimer's disease and limited physical mobility.
  • Provided bedside nursing care for patients diagnosed with various medical conditions related to mental illness and Alzheimer's disease.
  • Adhered to safety guidelines completing weekly and services on Alzheimer's and dementia patient safety training program.
  • Gained experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes and Alzheimer's.
  • Performed general care for Geriatric, Alzheimer's, Dementia, and terminally ill residents.
  • Assisted residents in long term care facility living with Alzheimer's with ADL's.
  • Provided assistance to geriatric residence on Alzheimer's unit with activities of daily living.
  • Provided Activities of Daily Living (ADL) care for Alzheimer residents.
  • Provided more than 10 Alzheimer's residents with memory boosting activities.
  • Assigned to the Alzheimer's unit, for fourteen years.
  • Worked with Alzheimer's and Dementia residence.
  • Performed ADLs for residents with knee and hip replacements, oncology, Alzheimer's.
  • Interacted with residents Assisted with feeding of Alzheimer's patients.
  • Experienced in Long-Term care, alzheimer's & dementia care trach & vent, rehabilitative and geriatric nursing care.
  • Provided care for patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease Supported restorative nursing care Administered daily hands on care
  • assisted with activity of daily livingprovided activities based on Alzheimer level progressionassist in feeding, companionship.
  • Provided hands-on care for Alzheimer patients Responsible for patients' activities of daily living Wound care Helping clients meet their basic needs

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24. Bed Linens

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Here's how Bed Linens is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Helped with proper hygiene maintenance and changed bed linens as needed.
  • Changed bed linens, wash and dry clothes.
  • Bathed, dressed/undressed patients, changed bed linens, and assisted patients to walk.
  • Maintained a clean/sanitized room and ward and changed bed linens and pillow coverings.
  • Changed bed linens, ran errands, directed visitors and answered telephone.
  • Changed bed linens, ran errands, directed visitors and answered telephone.

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25. Safe Environment

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Here's how Safe Environment is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Helped patients move in and out of beds, baths, and wheelchairs Maintained a clean, healthy and safe environment.
  • Created a clean, comfortable and safe environment for residents and assured that their needs are met.
  • Helped maintained the safety of the patient and a safe environment
  • Assisted in maintaining a clean and safe environment for residents.
  • Remained efficient and restrained when dealing with residents displaying erratic behavior to stimulate safe environment for residents and staff
  • Provided sensory oriented therapy and assisted with observation for seizures as well as provided a safe environment.

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26. Elderly Patients

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Here's how Elderly Patients is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Provided holistic care for elderly patients and provided assistance when needed
  • Worked under the supervision of a registered nurse to assist elderly patients on a dementia unit with handling daily task.
  • Assisted elderly patients in bathing, grooming, toileting and dressing activities.
  • Worked directly with elderly patients to ensure their comfort and well-being.
  • Helped to transport elderly patients in wheelchairs.
  • Supervised elderly patients: Monitored vital signs and informed charge nurse of any changes.
  • Assisted elderly patients with hoyer lift, bed baths and meals.
  • Assisted nurses with care of elderly patients.Bathed, fed and provided companionship.Assisted with physical therapy and ambulatory care of patients.

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27. Emotional Support

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Here's how Emotional Support is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Provided psychological and emotional support during frequent emotional outbursts of crying, fear of abandonment, confusion, hallucinations and delusions.
  • Displayed emotional support to seniors by providing them with companionship and conversation.
  • Provided patients with emotional support and encouragement.
  • Provided patient and family emotional support.
  • Provided simple emotional support to patients.
  • Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision.

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28. Bedridden Patients

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Here's how Bedridden Patients is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Moved and repositioned bedridden patients.
  • Bathed, groomed, shaved, dressed turned and re-positioned bedridden patients, alone and with assistance, to prevent bedsores.
  • Turned or positioned bedridden patients to prevent bedsores and preserve normal range of motion.
  • Re-positioned bedridden patients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores.
  • Turned and re-positioned bedridden patients, alone or with assistance.
  • Recorded vital signs and intake/output; turned or repositioned bedridden patients.

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29. Nail Care

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Here's how Nail Care is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted residents in bathing, nail care, mouth care, hair, feeding and toileting.
  • Provided bed side care,Nail care, cleaned feeding tubes, measured catheters.
  • Cared for the client s personal hygiene, including bed bath, shaving, nail care, etc.
  • Provided patient hygiene care (bathing, showering, hair and nail care).
  • Assisted residents in daily physical therapy * Helped patients with oral, hair, and nail care
  • Provided hygiene care to patients including toileting, general patient care, nail care, etc.

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30. Daily Care

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Here's how Daily Care is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted with daily care of patients such as feeding, bathing, clothing and medication.
  • Assisted residents with daily care including bathing, feeding, and dressing.
  • Provided daily care for confined patients confined to a nursing facility.
  • Collaborated with hospice staff in coordinating the daily care of patients.
  • Provided basic assistant daily care (ADL).
  • Documented daily care of residents via computer.
  • Documented on resident's daily care.
  • Administered daily care of residents.
  • Provided daily care for residents exercise activities, companionship Served between 10-20 patients

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31. Food Trays

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Here's how Food Trays is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Served and collected food trays and assisted those requiring assistance with feedings.
  • Distributed food trays to individual patients when needed label specimens with patient identification.
  • Prepared food trays, feed patients, recorded food and liquid intake and output.
  • Served and collected food trays, fed patients, and recorded their intake.
  • Prepared, served, and collected food trays and assisted nursing staff in all areas as needed.
  • Served and collected food trays and fed patients requiring help.

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32. Signal Lights

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Here's how Signal Lights is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Answered signal lights and bells to determine patients' needs.
  • Answered signal lights, bells, alarms and intercom system to determine residents' needs.
  • Answered residents' signal lights to determine needs.
  • Answered patient call signals, signal lights, bells, or intercom systems to determine patients' needs.
  • Answered signal lights, bells, and intercom system to determine resident's needs.
  • Answered signal lights to determine the patients' needs.

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33. Skin Care

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Here's how Skin Care is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Assessed for skin integrity and applied non-medical ointment to affected area promoting meticulous skin care
  • Administered medications and performed post-surgical skin care and dressing changes.
  • Performed necessary Skin Care regimens.
  • Helped patients with mobility by managing personal hygiene and bathing, providing nail hair and skin care.
  • Assisted clients with basic needs bathing, grooming, dressing hair, mouth and skin care.
  • Bathed patients, changes occupied and unoccupied beds, performs dressing and gowning and skin care.

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34. Medication Administration

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Here's how Medication Administration is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Completed medication administration daily and provided patient teaching to improve knowledge of disease process and treatment.
  • Charted for nursing notes and medication administration.
  • Assisted charge nurse with medication administration, wound care application, and weight verification.
  • Aided in epidural placement, medication administration, IV care, and maintenance.
  • Implemented nursing care skill such as: assessments, wound care, tracheostomy care and suctioning and medication administration.
  • Administered medication using appropriate medication administration protocol.

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35. Motion Exercises

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Here's how Motion Exercises is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted with feeding, dressing, bathing and range-of-motion exercises.
  • Rotated resident to prevent bedsores and assisted with range-of-motion exercises to help prevent muscle atrophy in non-ambulatory residents.
  • Assisted residents with everyday activities of life Took and recorded residents vitals Assisted residents with range of motion exercises
  • Implemented recreational activities and therapeutic activities for all residents; promoted active range of motion exercises.
  • Motivated patients to move around, and encouraged rehabilitative range of motion exercises during post-operative evaluations.
  • Assisted with proper restorative care including range-of motion exercises, proper positioning, and ambulation.

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36. Oral Care

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Here's how Oral Care is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted with oral care including cleaning and storing pan.
  • Provided Oral care to Patients.
  • Provided assistance with oral care, shaving, and toileting in a safe and thorough manner.
  • Assisted residents with daily living tasks including, bathing, oral care, eating.
  • CNA-Cleaned, bathed, dressed residents, provided oral care.
  • Provided direct patient care, assisting with activities of daily living not limited to oral care, bathing & dressing.

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37. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained records of patients treatment plans, to include vital signs, weights, and intake and output.
  • Prepared and attached all required claims documentation including referrals, treatment plans or other required correspondence to reduce incidence of denials.
  • Worked directly with nursing staff to discuss assigned patients current medical concerns and effectively followed assigned treatment plans.
  • Performed patient histories and physical examinations under physician supervision; evaluated results and monitored treatment plans; maintained medical records.
  • Accelerated patient recovery and optimized outcomes, adhering to rehabilitation/treatment plans to minimize pain, discomfort, infections and complications.
  • Assisted physicians with surgical/medical procedures, monitored patients progress and adhered to treatment plans.

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38. Support Bandages

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Here's how Support Bandages is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Applied simple clean dressing, slings, stockings, and support bandages under the direction of the licensed nurse.
  • Assisted with applying clean dressings, stockings, or support bandages, under direction of nurse or physician.
  • Applied simple clean dressings, slings, stockings and support bandages.
  • Applied simple clean dressings,sling,slings, and support bandages.

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39. Oral Hygiene

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Here's how Oral Hygiene is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Achieved in patients bathing, oral hygiene, grooming, feeding and elimination.
  • Provided personal hygiene to residents such as bathing, toileting incontinent residents offering bedpans/urinals, providing oral hygiene and grooming.
  • Educated consumers in oral hygiene instructions and provided post-op instructions.
  • Assisted patients with bathing, oral hygiene, grooming, feeding, and all activities of daily living.
  • Assisted residents with bathing, oral hygiene, grooming, feeding and toileting needs.
  • Assisted patients with bathing, oral hygiene, grooming, feeding and elimination.

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40. Medical Records

low Demand
Here's how Medical Records is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Conducted head-to-toe assessments during patient admissions and maintained medical records.
  • Recorded and updated medical records.
  • Maintained medical records in accordance with the State of Maryland Regulations.
  • Performed collection procedures * Maintained communication between pharmaceutical companies and physician * Documented accurately on patients medical records
  • Recorded and managed electronic and written patient documentation, assuring compliance to internal and regulatory requirements for medical records maintenance.
  • Provided medication as necessary for individual patients which required a high level of attention to detail and patient medical records.

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41. Medical Staff

low Demand
Here's how Medical Staff is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted in assessing, developing, coordinating and revising teaching programs for the medical staff performed other duties as assigned.
  • Observed patient's physical, mental and emotional conditions and report any changes to the nursing or medical staff.
  • Provided necessary supplies, support and assistance to medical staff and patients for unit specific procedures .
  • Recognized with specialized awards for excellence, initiative, dedication, and professional competence in medical staff leadership and training.
  • Reported and documented daily patient care information to be evaluated by internal medical staff and Medicare's quality improvement requirements.
  • Monitored patients' physical and emotional well-being and reported unusual behavior or physical ailments to medical staff.

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42. Physical Symptoms

low Demand
Here's how Physical Symptoms is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Reported and documented observations of patients' behavior, complaints, or physical symptoms to nurses.
  • Recorded the residents' behavior and their physical symptoms to the medical personal in charge.
  • Reported observation of residents' behaviors and physical symptoms to nurses.
  • Documented observations of patient behavior, complaints, or physical symptoms using Kiosk.
  • Operated Mechanical Lifts Documented and reported observations of resident's behaviors, complaints and physical symptoms to nurses.

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43. Hipaa

low Demand
Here's how Hipaa is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Ensured continual compliance with all OSHA, HIPAA, Joint Commission (JCAHO) rules and regulations.
  • Complied with HIPAA standards in all patient documentation and interactions Responded to resident's calls and request for assistance.
  • Adhered to HIPAA regulations, followed facility protocol for administering daily cares, and maintained accurate documentation on individual residents.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations by appropriately handling patient information.
  • Performed a variety of clerical duties related to updating and organizing patient information on medical unit within HIPAA guidelines.
  • Provided information to health professionals; maintained records following HIPAA guidelines; coordinated non-clinical tasks and implemented safety measures.

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44. IV

low Demand
Here's how IV is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Conducted individual patient assessment diagnosis and medication prescription, as well as performed patient physical examinations and compiled medical histories.
  • Administered and monitored vitals; notified patient changes to appropriate staff and provided reports regarding each assigned individual.
  • Facilitated care of daily living requirements including rehabilitation activities, dressing, feeding and bathing.
  • Supervised daily activities of residents, ensuring resident care was in compliance with facility procedures.
  • Checked vital signs and also assisted in transporting them to rehabilitation and restorative services.
  • Provided routine nursing care and services and facilitated implementation of individual care plan.
  • Assisted 9-13 elderly individuals with daily living using equipment feeding grooming bathing fun
  • Attempted to promote patients mental alertness thorough involvement in activities of interest.
  • Planned and conducted activities with dementia residents to preserve mental capacity.
  • Provided weekly transportation, assistance and activities for assigned geriatric patient.
  • Provided and adhered to specific care-plans/restorative plans for individual residents.
  • Promoted patient self-help, independence activities, and reality orientation.
  • Recorded all pertinent data and incidents in activity report.
  • Participated in several indoor/outdoor activities for geriatric patients.
  • Transported patients to activities throughout facility.
  • Performed daily administrative and clerical duties.
  • Documented and charted daily activities.
  • Coordinated social activities for patients.
  • Promoted to Daily Activity Coordinator.
  • Participated in restorative nursing program.

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45. Physical Support

low Demand
Here's how Physical Support is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Provided physical support to each patient with relationship to individual ability and hospital policy.
  • Provided physical support with residents to perform daily activities.
  • Provided emotional and physical support to all residents.
  • Provided emotional and physical support to patients and families.
  • Assisted nursing staff and worked as a team Assisted residents with dressing/hygiene/cares Gave emotional and physical support to residents

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46. Record Weight

low Demand
Here's how Record Weight is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Used proper tools to take and record weights, blood pressures, temperatures, pulse and respirations of residents.

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47. Catheter Care

low Demand
Here's how Catheter Care is used in Geriatric Nursing Assistant jobs:
  • Provided urinary/catheter care to include perinea hygiene and the application of external catheters.
  • Measured/documented fluid input/output; provided catheter care; collected specimens.
  • Operated mechanical lift and performed catheter care.
  • Initiated re-education of staff on Indwelling urinary catheter care
  • Performed range-of-motion exercise and catheter care as needed.
  • Provided catheter care and ambulation assistance.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Geriatric Nursing Assistant

CPR12.2%
Vital Signs11.7%
Patient Care10.4%
RN10.3%
Personal Care6.4%
Medical Equipment6.2%
CNA5.8%
Hoyer5.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Geriatric Nursing Assistant

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
CPR
CPR
12.2%
12.2%
2
2
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
11.7%
11.7%
3
3
Patient Care
Patient Care
10.4%
10.4%
4
4
RN
RN
10.3%
10.3%
5
5
Personal Care
Personal Care
6.4%
6.4%
6
6
Medical Equipment
Medical Equipment
6.2%
6.2%
7
7
CNA
CNA
5.8%
5.8%
8
8
Hoyer
Hoyer
5.4%
5.4%
9
9
LPN
LPN
4.7%
4.7%
10
10
Charge Nurse
Charge Nurse
3.5%
3.5%
11
11
Dementia
Dementia
2.4%
2.4%
12
12
Patience
Patience
2.2%
2.2%
13
13
Rehab
Rehab
1.6%
1.6%
14
14
Daily Living Activities
Daily Living Activities
1.5%
1.5%
15
15
ADL
ADL
1.5%
1.5%
16
16
Patient Rooms
Patient Rooms
1.5%
1.5%
17
17
Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure
1.4%
1.4%
18
18
Infection Control
Infection Control
1.1%
1.1%
19
19
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy
0.9%
0.9%
20
20
Fluid Intake
Fluid Intake
0.6%
0.6%
21
21
Mouth Care
Mouth Care
0.6%
0.6%
22
22
Hair Salon
Hair Salon
0.6%
0.6%
23
23
Alzheimer
Alzheimer
0.6%
0.6%
24
24
Bed Linens
Bed Linens
0.6%
0.6%
25
25
Safe Environment
Safe Environment
0.4%
0.4%
26
26
Elderly Patients
Elderly Patients
0.4%
0.4%
27
27
Emotional Support
Emotional Support
0.4%
0.4%
28
28
Bedridden Patients
Bedridden Patients
0.4%
0.4%
29
29
Nail Care
Nail Care
0.3%
0.3%
30
30
Daily Care
Daily Care
0.3%
0.3%
31
31
Food Trays
Food Trays
0.3%
0.3%
32
32
Signal Lights
Signal Lights
0.3%
0.3%
33
33
Skin Care
Skin Care
0.3%
0.3%
34
34
Medication Administration
Medication Administration
0.3%
0.3%
35
35
Motion Exercises
Motion Exercises
0.3%
0.3%
36
36
Oral Care
Oral Care
0.2%
0.2%
37
37
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
0.2%
0.2%
38
38
Support Bandages
Support Bandages
0.2%
0.2%
39
39
Oral Hygiene
Oral Hygiene
0.2%
0.2%
40
40
Medical Records
Medical Records
0.2%
0.2%
41
41
Medical Staff
Medical Staff
0.2%
0.2%
42
42
Physical Symptoms
Physical Symptoms
0.2%
0.2%
43
43
Hipaa
Hipaa
0.2%
0.2%
44
44
IV
IV
0.2%
0.2%
45
45
Physical Support
Physical Support
0.2%
0.2%
46
46
Record Weight
Record Weight
0.2%
0.2%
47
47
Catheter Care
Catheter Care
0.2%
0.2%

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