CERTIFIED MEDICATION AIDE (CMA)
- Wellness Director/Nurse for ALP
- Under the supervision of the Wellness Director or RN in charge, the CMA administers medications as prescribed by the resident/ALP participant’s physician and documents the administration, the medication effectiveness and any noted adverse reactions or side effects of the medication in accordance with the established policies and procedures of St. Francis Medical Center’s ALP Program, current standards of practice and care and applicable state /federal regulations.
- When required, provide health care related tasks with a special focus on assistance with ADL’s under the supervision of the Wellness Director and/or nurse in charge. All services will be rendered as per the resident’s individualized service plan in a way that is consistent with overall patient safety and accepted standards of resident care. Attentive, compassionate, knowledgeable, and flexible resident care shall be provided at all times in concert with the values of dignity, privacy, choice and independence.
- On occasion, the needs of ALP participants will require ALP care managers to assist them with transportation or with escorts to medical appointments.
- Certification: Current certification/registration with the New Jersey Board of Nursing as Certified Medication Aide (CMA); valid driver’s license; completion of AHA Heart Saver Course/Basic First Aid.
- Education – Satisfactory completion of NJ Board of Nursing HHA Training Program or Equivalency; requires sixth (6) grade English comprehensive level; writing and math skill level to the extent necessary for the successful and safe performance of required job functions.
- Experience – must be at least eighteen (18) years of age; one year of experience required with the frail elderly population in a community based or long term care setting.