Overview: The Certified Medication Aide is responsible to pass medication under the direct supervision of the Charge Nurse and to provide direct, hands-on care to residents to ensure residents attain or maintain the highest possible physical, mental and emotional well-being possible for each resident without declines in status unless the decline is documented as unavoidable.
Qualifications: The Certified Medication Aides must have completed an approved training program and passed competency examinations in clinical skills and written knowledge to obtain certification as both a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Certified Medication Aide (CMA).
Duties and Responsibilities: Duties are determined by the Community’s needs and may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Understands and agrees with Community’s philosophy and goal to maintain, improve and/or enhance each resident’s quality of care and quality of life.
Under the direct supervision of the Charge Nurse, passes medication and provides treatments according to physician’s orders and in accordance with facility policy.
Provides, completes and e- documents as assigned in a timely and accurately.
Reports changes in resident’s condition immediately to the Charge Nurse.
May be required to perform duties as set forth on Certified Nursing Assistant job description.
Follows safety policies in performing nursing care.
Attends and participates in facility meetings and in-service training programs.
Practices good infection control techniques in all aspects of resident care.
Observes residents’ rights including, but not limited to, privacy, dignity, etc.
Safeguarding the resident’s privacy and property.
Participates in the orientation of new or temporary staff to the unit to assure continuity in the delivery of resident care.
Promotes positive public relations with residents, family members and guests.
Provides restorative care to residents as assigned by the Charge Nurse or as indicated in the overall plan of care.
Assists with admissions, discharges, and transfers
Performs all other duties as assigned by the Charge Nurse, Director of Nursing and/or the Executive Administrator.
Planning and Time Utilization:
Demonstrate the ability to set and establish priorities
Manages time efficiently
Attendance and Reliability:
Does not abuse or take advantage of time off
Always provides proper notice in advance of absence
Be available to work occasional weekends and holidays
Maintains work area in a neat and orderly manner
Maintains a well-groomed professional appearance.
Physical, sensory and cognitive requirements:
Good physical and mental health
Frequently required to carry objects including charts and equipment up to 30 pounds. May occasionally be called to carry equipment up to 50 pounds.
Frequently required to perform standing, sitting, twisting, bending, squatting, kneeling or crouching when assisting others. Walking most of an eight hour shift.
Vision should be corrected to average to assess and respond to resident needs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
Hearing should be corrected to average range of hearing, as corrected, in order to respond to resident/staff/physician/family communications.
Must be able to speak, read and write the English language in an understandable manner.
Exposure to general resident care environment
Moderate exposure to temperature environment
Possible exposure to pharmacological preparations, biologicals, and potential biohazard materials including blood and other bodily fluids.
May be required to work extended hours.
Frequent work interruptions occur.
Must work well independently and with others.
Must be able to give clear and concise direction to staff and others.
May be exposed to miscellaneous office and cleaning chemicals.
Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee.
The Pivotal Health Care family of companies is a tobacco-free campus, including but not limited to electronic cigarettes.
The Pivotal Health Care family of companies is an Equal Opportunity employer.
Shift: Every weekend 6a-2p or 2p-10p or Every other weekend 6a-2p or 2p-10p
To apply: www.lindenwoodsvillage.com/careers/