Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA)

Job Locations US-MD-Rocvkille
The Village at Rockville




We have PRN/On-Call, Part Time (PT) and Full Time (FT) Geriatric Nusing Assistant positions available


National Lutheran is doing something fantastic! We have created an amazing, genuine, and caring culture. Would you like to be a part of our We CARE team? We value our team members and strive to ensure they experience the same genuine CARE that we provide to our customers. Our team members embody the word CARE in every way—from serving seniors and families to interactions with one another. 


What’s in it for you:

  • A We CARE culture of creating smiles, attending to details, respecting everyone, and embodying excellence 
  • Frequent conversations with your coach/manager
  • Competitive compensation
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to $4,000 a year)

Our full time team members enjoy:

  • Generous PTO plan
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 403(b) with discretionary employer match 
  • Free use of fitness center and aquatics

If you are looking for a rewarding career in more ways than one, join us in setting the new standard for service with We CARE!


The 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. Some responsibilities include:

  • 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 andbedsidecommodes


  •    High School diploma or equivalent required
  •    Completion of Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) education program approved by the Board of Nursing required
  •    Geriatric Nursing Assistant Certification required
  •    Ability to communicate and work with persons of varying educational and cultural backgrounds


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