The Certified Medication Aide (CMA) will provide medication distribution to residents under direction of nursing staff. The CMA will also assist Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) with duties related to resident care.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Aides in the administration and documentation of medication to residents per doctors’ orders, observing the rights of medications administration and residents’ privacy.
- Supervises residents during medication administration. Observes residents and notes any changes to their appearance or behavior. Answers medication related questions.
- Works effectively as a team member in the delivery of care, maintaining good working relations with nursing unit staff and other facility employees through appropriate communications.
- Performs or assists the residents according to established procedures in the resident’s care plan while accurately reporting results and providing input to the nurse.
- Instills confidence in residents by maintaining a neat appearance and performing duties in a competent and caring manner.
- Maintains a safe and clean environment for residents and co-workers by properly storing and disposing of medications, including narcotic medications, and following infection control procedures.
- Performs duties within assigned area(s) as delegated by the Charge Nurse.
Flex requirements will be 1 weekend shift per month and 1 holiday per year.
To perform this position successfully, an individual must demonstrate regular, predictable attendance and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge and skill required. The individual must be able to successfully pass background checks.
Education and Experience:
- High school graduate required.
- Previous CMA work is preferred.
- Successful completion of medication aide certification required.
- Certified Medication Aide (CMA) certificate, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and CPR certification are required.
- Shows dependability by being punctual for all scheduled shifts.
- Ability to prioritize residents’ needs.
- Strong Interpersonal skills with the ability to connect to residents and coworkers.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Visual and auditory ability to observe the daily living needs of the residents in order to provide quality care.
- Excellent time management.
- Ability to follow written and verbal instructions including the ability to read, write and understand English.
- Ability to utilize computers and complete documentation in electronic medical records
- Effective problem-solving skills to support residents, staff, and family members with problems that might arise.
Physical effort required by the job includes standing, stooping, walking, pulling, pushing, and lifting up to 50 pounds at times.
To accomplish the essential functions of the position, one must be physically able to operate or work with computers, calculators, reference books, computer software applications, phones and other standard office equipment. The physical activities of the position include talking, reaching, grasping, light lifting, bending, squatting, and other repetitive motions.