Certified Medication Aide (CMA)

Mirador - Corpus Christi, TX (30+ days ago)3.6


POSITION SUMMARY

Cares for residents in the retirement and nursing community under direction of nursing and medical staff, by performing the following duties:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Interviews patient to determine medical problem/condition and documents in chart for physician.

Obtains and records patient's vital signs and weight.

Administers and documents medications given by following specifically written physicians orders, including oral, topical, and suppository medications, as well as eye and ear drops

Compliance - Participates in all in-service programs to expand and develop abilities. Maintains compliance to all personnel policies, established community policies and procedures, and Federal and State regulations and standards, including but not limited to HIPAA privacy and confidentiality laws. Understands and implements the Fire Safety and Disaster Preparedness Plan and evacuation procedures of the community during drills and actual emergencies.

Performs various treatments not requiring license nurse (hot/cold applications, vital signs, weights, etc.) Uses procedure manual to verify correct techniques and practices standard precautions.

Observes, records, and reports observations such as unexpected and untoward effects from medications.

Takes vital signs as needed prior to administration of certain medications.

Provides direct resident care (See CNA Job Description). Functions as a CNA when not assigned to administer medications.

Develops and maintains courteous and professional relationships with residents, visitors, and co-workers.

Performs other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

May need to respond as appropriate to personal calls from the Independent Living Center. Duties in this setting may include but are not limited to providing First Aid, call emergency personnel (dial 911), and/or call family members at request of Independent Living residents.

Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Educational Requirements and Experience :
QMA Certificate in good standing on file with the appropriate Department of Health and current CNA Certificate. One year experience in long-term care setting desired.