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Certified Medication Aide - CMA
Location: 5080 - GSS St John's
3410 Central Ave
Kearney, Nebraska, 68847-2992
Employment Type: Various Options Available
Hourly: 12.50 - 13.47
Shift: Various Shifts Available
As a Certified Medication Aide at the Good Samaritan Society, your central focus will be to ensure that residents receive the right medications at the right time in the right form. You'll be responsible for proper medication dosage, medication monitoring and appropriate medication storage.
What's in it for you: You will work in a faith-based organization with daily devotions and prayer before meetings (if you choose to participate). And you'll be part of a family, offering love and compassion to residents as part of a dedicated and diverse care team. Just ask our employees - it's what they love most about their role at the Society. That, and our opportunities for advancement.
You're a good fit if: You bring a smile to work every day, have a good work ethic, are a team player and have a compassionate nature.
What you'll do: You'll help take the lead on medication distribution, storage and disposal, and help with other daily care needs of residents. You'll document missed medications, errors and when medication is accidentally dropped. You'll follow up with residents to ensure appropriate observation and documentation of response to medications. You'll take ownership of the medication storage areas, meeting health standards at all times.
You'll keep a watchful eye over resident health, and help as needed with transferring, repositioning and walking using correct and appropriate techniques and equipment. You'll help residents to meals and promote a positive dining experience. You'll assist as needed with personal care, including bathing, toileting, grooming, dressing, obtaining vitals signs and offering psychosocial support.
You're qualified for this position if: You meet all qualifications outlined below.
Throughout our organization, we aim to fulfill the most basic of human needs: to feel loved, valued and at peace. Join us by applying today.
Completion and certification in an accredited nursing assistant training program and state approved medication aide course as required by state in which location is located – this may require a high school diploma or a GED – refer to state regulations.
Basic ability to communicate and comprehend; ability to measure and comprehend certain quantities; knowledge and familiarity with the therapeutic effects and side effects of all medications administered.
Qualified applicants must have an active Nebraska CNA license and Medication Aide 40hr license. Every other weekend and every other holiday is required. Offered benefits include, but are not limited to, available health, dental, and vision insurance, paid holidays, paid time off, and a Verizon Wireless discount. Additional $2.25/hr shift differential for the overnight shift.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or other protected status.