Certified Medication Aide (CMA) | Full-Time | Evening Shift

Location: Lawrence, KS (Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living)

Job Description

 

The following is a general list of key job duties and responsibilities in your position.  The list is not to be considered inclusive and you will be required to perform other duties/responsibilities as assigned by an authorized supervisor.

The Certified Medication Aide assists in the administering of medications to residents as ordered by the attending physician, under the direction of the attending physician, the nurse supervisor or charge nurse, and the Director of Nursing Services.  The administration of medications shall be in accordance with established nursing standards, the policies, procedures, and practices of this facility, and the requirements of this state.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Comply with the Facility’s personnel, safety, and corporate policies and procedures.
  • Comply with the nursing department’s policies and procedures.
  • Report witnessed or reported allegations of resident abuse/neglect immediately to the Administrator/DON or Nurse Manager on Call.
  • Treat residents, family members, visitors, and team members with respect and dignity.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident and family information.
  • Report to work on time and as scheduled.
  • Report any complaints/grievances made by residents to the Director of Nursing Services or per policy.
  • Participate and cooperate with any facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as requested by the Administrator or Director of Nursing Services.
  • Maintain a clean and organized medication cart and medication room.
  • Always protect resident privacy when administering medication, knock before entering the resident’s room.
  • Accurately and safely prepare, administer, and document the oral and/or topical medications that are commonly used in this facility that may be ordered for resident use by the attending physician or the Medical Director.
  • Document and report errors in the administration of medications immediately upon discovery.
  • Ensure that all medications administered are properly labeled and follow facility policy on storage, labeling and dating of medications.
  • Complete medication charting per facility policy and procedure.
  • Assist with following facility policies and procedures regarding the destroying of medications.
  • Assist in documenting and removing medications that are discontinued by the attending physician.
  • Follow facility procedures governing drug receipt errors, including notifying the delivery source and the Director of Nursing Services.
  • Follow facility procedures in holding medications for residents who are out of the facility or per physicians order.
  • Honor the resident’s right to refuse medications.
  • Observe and verify that medication is ingested or applied as directed.  Document any instance where prescribed medication is not administered including reason(s) for refusal.
  • Promptly notify the Charge Nurse, Nurse Supervisor, or Director of Nursing Services of any refusals or reactions to medications by residents.
  • Ensure that no medication is administered without a written, signed, dated order from an attending licensed physician.
  • Verify the identity of the resident before administering the medication treatment.
  • Follow the facility’s procedures allowing residents to self-administer their medications.
  • Assist the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse in monitoring and documenting all aspects of such self-administering.
  • Notify nurse when medication refills are needed.
  • Use personal protective equipment when performing procedures that involve exposure to blood or body fluids.
  • Report all hazardous conditions and equipment to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse immediately.
  • Follow established safety precautions in the performance of all duties.
  • Wash hands before and after performing any service for the resident.
  • Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with the facility’s policies and procedures governing accidents and incidents.
  • Assist residents in daily hygiene and toileting needs, along with all other daily living activities.
  • Assist CNA’s with daily duties when needed.

Requirements

 

The following is a general list of key job/physical requirements for your position.  The list is not to be considered inclusive and other job/physical requirements may be necessary as deemed by the Facility.

  • Must have a valid CMA certification that is in good standing with the State.
  • Must have a valid CPR certification.
  • If required to operate a motor vehicle for business purposes, must successfully complete the requirements contained in Company’s Motor Vehicles policy.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Must be able to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary.
  • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
  • Must be able to perform the essential position functions of the job with, or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be able to meet the general health requirements set forth by State regulations and Company policy which may include medical and physical examinations.
  • Employee is required to use a transfer/gait belt or to obtain the assistance of another employee when attempting to assist residents when lifting or carrying objects in excess of 25 pounds.  The employee must be aware that during the normal, routine performance of the essential functions, some of the following body movements may occur naturally, although hey may not be a requirement of the job.

Primary Physical Requirements:

  • Lift up to 10 lbs: Constantly
  • Lift 11 to 25 lbs: Constantly
  • Lift 26 to 50 lbs: Frequently
  • Lift over 50 lbs: Frequently
  • Carry up to 10 lbs: Constantly
  • Carry 11 to 25 lbs: Occasionally
  • Carry 26 to 50 lbs: Occasionally
  • Carry over 50 lbs: Occasionally
  • Reach above should height: Frequently
  • Reach at shoulder height: Constantly
  • Reach below shoulder height: Constantly
  • Push/Pull: Constantly

Hand Manipulation:

  • Grasping: Constantly
  • Handling: Constantly
  • Torquing: Occasionally
  • Fingering: Occasionally

Other Physical Considerations:

  • Twisting, Bending, Crawling, Squatting, Kneeling, Crouching, Climbing and Balancing are all required.
  • Employees may be required to operate and automobile and various games.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the Facility.

Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.