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Geriatric nursing assistants are nursing aides who specialize or are certified in caring for the elderly. They generally work in long-term care facilities, helping patients complete daily tasks. Typical duties include serving meals, dressing patients and helping them to bathe and use the toilet.
To qualify for geriatric nursing assistant jobs, you need at least a high school diploma or GED. Usually, on the job training is provided. In some instances, geriatric nursing assistant jobs may include hands-on medical components, such as taking vitals, requiring basic nursing skills and further education. Certification is available from vocational school, high schools and community colleges.
Healthcare professionals with geriatric nursing assistant positions can work in a variety of environments, from hospitals to residential healthcare facilities. Regardless of your preference, you can find geriatric nursing assistant jobs right here on ADVANCE Healthcare Jobs. Be sure to check out our Career Resource Center for the latest job hunting tips, including resume and cover letter information and interview guidelines.