Certified Medication Aide
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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 11/30/2016
Prestige Care, Inc
Forest Grove, OR
JOB DESCRIPTIONJob Summary:
Certified Medication Aide provides quality medication administration to residents which includes non-injectable medications, under the supervision of a licensed nurse; reports pertinent information to the immediate supervisor; responds to inquiries or requests for information; assists the immediate supervisor with tasks to support department operations.
Under the supervision of a licensed nurse, CMAs may administer:
Oral, sublingual and buccal medications
Eye medications with the exception of eye medications to new post-operative eye residents.
Skin ointments, topical medications including patches and transdermal medications;
Medications by gastrostomy and jejunostomy tubes
Premeasured medication delivered by Aerosol/Nebulizer; and
Medications delivered by metered hand-held inhalers.
Responsible for administering PRN medications as directed by the licensed nurse to stable residents according to physician or nurse practitioner orders in the following circumstances:
In response to a specific request by the resident The resident request must be reported to the licensed nurse The resident response must be reported to the licensed nurse
At the direction of the licensed nurse, when: A licensed nurse assesses the resident prior to administration of the PRN medications, and A licensed nurse assessed the resident following the administration of the PRN medication.
Responsible for monitoring vital signs prior to medication administration, as directed and reporting as directed to the licensed nurse.
Ensures that accurate medication records are maintained. Records medications administered or omitted on the residences' clinical record sheet. Records reasons a medication was omitted and reports omission to the licensed nurse.
Codes the score on the pain scale that the resident directs prior to and after the administration of PRN pain medications as directed by the licensed nurse.
Records narcotics administered or received on the appropriate controlled drug count sheet.
Responsible for promptly reporting any medication errors made or noted, and for completing appropriate forms.
Nursing technicians (students) will be excluded from scheduled drug administration.
Protects the personal belongings of each resident including eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids, furnishings, jewelry, clothing, memorabilia, etc. Promptly reports missing items according to established policy.
Performs various tasks assigned by the charge nurse including vital signs, resident weights, applying creams/ointments, collecting specimens, as well as lifting, moving, and transporting residents, using proper body mechanics or
Lifting devices for accident prevention.
Responsible for keeping records documenting care provided or other information in keeping with department policies while performing all job
responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated, and proper disposal of soiled materials.
Completes requirements for in-service training, acceptable attendance, dress codes including personal hygiene, and perform other work duties as assigned.
High School diploma or equivalent.
Current State CMA Certification and in good standing with least one year of experience.
Able to follow written direction, comprehend verbal instructions, and write at a level necessary to accomplish the job. Capable of performing the essential functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Basic knowledge and skills utilizing care tracking systems.
Imagine waking up each morning knowing that you're about to do some good in the world...
Prestige Care is about people helping people, and is rooted in a philosophy of caring based on our core values - respect, integrity, commitment and trust - that are at the center of all we do. Our mission is to provide quality care, guided by a compassionate heart and our promise is to personally touch lives every day.
At Prestige, we offer a dynamic and collaborative environment where you will not only make a difference in the lives of others every day; you have the opportunity to grow professionally, learn new skills and advance your career.
Medical, dental and vision coverageHSA/FSA AccountsLife and ADD insurance401(k) plan with w/Company MatchPaid VacationCommitment to career developmentScholarship/Tuition Reimbursement ProgramEmployee Discounts: Cell Service, Theme Parks and much more!*Benefit options may be different depending on community and employment status.