Certified Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA)

Copper Ridge
Sykesville, MD

CR Assisted Living

On Call

Varied Shifts

High School/GED Required
GNA required
1 year of experience required

About Copper Ridge

Located in Sykesville, Md., Copper Ridge is an internationally-recognized innovator in neurocognitive support. Providing a comprehensive suite of services – including assisted living, short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing and care partner education – Copper Ridge supports families and engages loved ones in fulfilling ways every day. Copper Ridge is also the site of the Senator William and Ellen Proxmire Neurocognitive Clinic, specializing in comprehensive evaluations and customized plans for people experiencing changes in cognitive ability. In addition to a host of support services and resources for care partners, Copper Ridge also offers the Peabody Club, the region's only adult day and night program for families living with cognitive change; and the Copper Ridge Bistro, the community's only restaurant created with the needs of those living with cognitive change in mind.



A Certified Geriatric Nursing Assistant (CGNA) is an important member of the Integrace care team dedicated to the well-being of each resident. Working under the direction of a licensed nurse (RN or LPN) the CGNA builds a respectful and warm relationship with each resident being cared for while providing hands on support and nursing care in a variety of settings within Integrace communities. These settings can include, Assisted Living, Comprehensive Care and Home and Community Based Services. The work focus of a CGNA will vary depending on which of these settings has been chosen for a work assignment and the individual needs of the resident. CGNAs provide various levels and types of care to our residents to include assistance with or completion of activities of daily living (ADLs): bathing, dressing, dining, and help with personal appearance, bathroom assistance, mobility and restorative care. Working closely with each resident, the CGNA will often obtain information such as vital signs, weight and height and will be required to not only accurately document this (and other) information; but to also effectively communicate this information to the nurse and other members of the care team. Nursing assistants are a helpful liaison between the nurse and the resident. The nursing assistant is the person whose relationship with each resident makes Integrace communities "home."


Education: High School Diploma or GED

Licenses, Certifications, Registrations: Successful completion of Geriatric Nursing Assistant Competency Program, with current registration in the State of Maryland. American Heart Assoc. CPR - First Aide and BLS.

Experience: (Number of years of related work experience) One year of experience is preferred.


We offer competitive wages, meaningful benefits, a peaceful and friendly environment, work/life balance and above all, respect.


We are currently looking for Certified Geriatric Nursing Assistants (GNA) to join our community.  The GNA should possess current and valid licensure through the Maryland Board of Nursing.  Experience in a similar position or environment is preferred, but most important is a heartfelt and sincere passion for improving the lives of our residents. 


We're excited to welcome you into our community...