Job Title: Certified Medication Aide
It is required that the Certified Medication Technician have a high school diploma or equivalent. It is required that the Team Leader/Med Aide has completed and passed all state medication requirements.
It is preferred that the Certified Medication Aide has six months of experience working in a nursing home, hospital, home health agency, or other healthcare facility.
Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathering and analyzing information to develop alternative solutions both alone and with groups.
Analytical: Collects and researches data, and synthesizes complex or diverse information.
Customer Service: Manages difficult or emotional resident, family member, and employee situations, responding promptly to their request for service and assistance, while soliciting feedback to improve service and ensure that commitments are met.
Interpersonal: Focuses on solving conflict and not blaming. Maintains confidentiality.
Listens to others without interrupting and keeps emotions under control. Remains open to the ideas of others and tries new things.
Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Listens carefully and gets clarification. Responds well to questions.
Team Work: Balances team and individual responsibilities, exhibiting objectivity and openness to the views of others. Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
Planning and Time Utilization: Consistently plans/coordinates work to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency without sacrificing quality, accuracy and customer service. Meets deadlines in completing job assignments and special projects.
Computer Skills: Literate in Word and Excel, as well as in basic (Window) environment and downloading reports.
Written Skills: Writes clearly and informatively, edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Medication Aide provides routine care in a manner conducive to the comfort and safety of residents in accordance with federal, state and local regulations and within the established policies and procedures of the Community; and is delegated with the responsibility of carrying out the assigned duties by the Health and Wellness Director, Executive Director or other assigned supervisory personnel to assure that the highest degree of quality resident care can be maintained at all times.
FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
The following job functions have been determined to be essential to the position. Management reserves the right to modify this list and other functions as deemed necessary.
1. Verify the identification of a resident to assure appropriate care is being provided to the correct patient.
2. Recognize and respond to the needs of residents and team members.
3. Document changes in the resident’s condition as soon as possible.
4. Promote independence of resident decisions.
5. Report resident’s intake on meal percentage sheet.
6. Document accidents and incidents when they occur.
7. Assist with resident move-ins, transferring and move-outs.
8. Routinely review work shift assignments and schedules to update or change task objectives.
9. Ensure all assigned tasks are handled in accordance with Community policies and procedures as instructed by supervisor.
10. Notify Health and Wellness Director of pending absence or tardiness within the time frame described in the personnel handbook.
11. Report and document to Health and Wellness Director all complaints and grievances made by residents, families, visiting individuals, agencies, etc.
12. Report resident leaving the Community.
13. Document with co-workers at all levels to adequately meet the needs of residents.
14. As appropriate, help create an atmosphere of optimism, warmth, and interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit.
15. Meet with personnel as scheduled to assist in identifying and correcting problems and/or the improvement of services.
16. Assist team members with the following personal care functions and explain each procedure to the resident as care is given:
a. Dental and mouth care
c. Dressing and grooming
d. Hair care
e. Nail care
g. Bowel and bladder care
h. Other personal and hygiene care
17. Observe and report the presence of pressure areas to prevent decubiti and provide skin care according to policy.
18. Assure that call system is available at all times and answered promptly.
19. Measure and record vital signs, such as temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, anatomical dimension/circumference, etc.
20. Report any resident abuse immediately.
21. Observe, monitor and report symptoms of potential skin breakdown and/or decubitus ulcers and intervene with appropriate skin care as instructed.
22. Assist CNA's with the application of slings, elastic bandages, binders, etc.
23. Observe, monitor and report condition of disoriented and comatose residents.
24. Attend and participate in orientation programs, on-going training and educational classes.
25. Follow established safety precautions and observe, monitor, and intervene, or report unsafe conditions in the facility.
26. Follow established smoking regulations and report violations.
27. Wash hands before and after performing services for residents.
28. Review Resident Assessment and Plans of Care to residents’ conditions, etc.
29. Maintain confidentiality and privacy of resident care, procedures and documentation, and communicate with the resident on an adult and mature basis with dignity and respect for the resident’s rights and wishes.
30. Immediately report any communicable or infectious disease that you contract.
31. Follow established universal precautions and isolation procedures
32. Perform emergency procedures such as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid.
33. Perform other related duties as assigned.
In Addition to the essential job functions described above, the following job functions are important to the proper fulfillment of the duties:
1. Document observed data on flow sheets, notes, charts, etc. in an informative and descriptive manner.
2. Introduce new residents to their roommate(s), if any, as well as to other residents and to
Co-workers as appropriate.
3. Watch for and report changes in room temperature, ventilation, lighting, etc.
4. Check light bulbs and report those needing to be changed.
5. Monitor that resident’s personal articles are off the floor and properly stored.
6. Inventory, identify and help store resident’s personal possessions on an on-going basis.
7. Make certain our teams:
a. Keep supply room, work areas, and equipment clean.
b. Assist residents in preparing for activity and social programs.
c. Assist with caring for residents’ eyeglasses, hearing aids, prostheses, etc.
8. Oversee all dietary programs during shift.
9. Review housekeeping needs on a daily basis.
10. Review kitchen cleanliness.
11. Assist and direct visitors as appropriate.
EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, MACHINES AND/OR TOOLS USED
The following is a list of the principal equipment, materials, machines, tools, etc., used by the employee.
-Reports and forms -Telephone
-Printer -Cellular phone
-Calculator -Reference books and materials
-Copy Machine, Fax
-Computer -Miscellaneous office equipment and supplies
-Nursing Assessment Supplies -State Guidelines
PHYSICAL STRENGTH REQUIRED
Frequent body movements include, lifting, moving, transferring, bending (static forward bending), stooping/squatting and reaching. Able to do heavy lifting, pushing, pulling and/or carrying of objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted with twisting and turning or trunk. Ability to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time.
Because the essential functions of the job may require general involvement in a healthcare facility, including but not limited to exposure to AIDS, HIV and Hepatitis B viruses involving Risk Classification Categories 2 and 3, environmental and safety conditions will fluctuate. To be qualified for the position, a person will have the ability to work in this type of environment without posing a direct threat to self or others.
I understand and acknowledge that this job description sets forth the basic requirements necessary to perform the job identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all job requirements that may be needed to perform the job. The employer needs may necessitate performance of multiple other tasks, duties and responsibilities, including, but not limited to, assuming the responsibilities of other positions in order to deliver a high quality of service.
I further understand and acknowledge that this job description is not all-inclusive and that the
Employer reserves the right to revise and/or change job requirements and responsibilities as needed.
I have reviewed this job description. I certify that I am qualified to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations, and without posing a direct threat to others or myself.
I further understand and acknowledge that this job description is not a contract, in whole or in part, and that I am an employee at will.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time