Certified Medication Aide

Location: Salina, KS (Eaglecrest Assisted Living, 1501 E Magnolia Road)


Job Description:   Passes medications and provides direct care to facility residents.

Accountability:  The Certified Medication Aide reports to the Charge Nurse.

Equipment Used:  Various medical equipment and machines.

Environment:  Primarily indoors.

Duties and Responsibilities:  The employee must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.  Except as specifically noted, the following functions are considered essential to this position.

1.     Passes medications and gives treatments according to physicians orders and in accordance with facility policy.
2.     May be required to give shift report on status of residents.
3.     May be required to document in the resident records.
4.     Responsible for notifying charge nurse of medications needing to be refilled.
5.     Assures personal and staff compliance to residents’ rights.
6.     Responsible for maintaining a clean and organized medication cart and medication room.
7.     May be required to assist residents with personal hygiene tasks, and other activities of daily living.
8.     May be required to assist with psychosocial groups and or activities.
9.     May be required to develop and maintain accurate accounting of all resident personal property for assigned unit.  Identify property and keep inventory sheet current.
10.  May be required to pass ice.
11.  May be required to perform duties as set forth on Certified Nurse Aide job description as needed.
12.  Monitors personal and staff compliance to all State and federal requirements including but not limited to blood borne pathogens, hazardous materials, infection control, and fire safety.
13.  Monitors personal and staff compliance to resident’s rights. 

Physical activity requirements:  Employees must be aware that during the normal, routine performances of the essential functions, some of the following body movements may occur naturally although they may not be a requirement of the job.  The employee is required to use assistance (for example:  transfer/gait belt, mechanical lifts, or request staff assistance) when attempting to assist residents or attempting to lift or carry objects over 25 lbs.

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 l0 lbs:       Constantly      

Carry 10 to 25 lbs:      Occasionally

Carry 26 to 50 lbs:      Occasionally

Carry over 50 lbs:       Occasionally

Reach above shoulder height:     Frequently

Reach at shoulder height:          Constantly

Reach below shoulder height:    Constantly

Rush/Pull:    Constantly

Hand Manipulation:

Grasping:        Constantly

Handling:        Constantly

Torquing:        Occasionally

Fingering:        Occasionally

Controls & Equipment:   Various medical equipment and machines.

Other Physical Considerations:

Twisting:         Not required

Bending:          Required

Crawling:        Not required

Squatting:        Required

Kneeling:         Not required

Crouching:       Not required

Climbing:        Not required

Balancing:       Not required

During an 8 hour day, Employee is required to:           

     Consecutive Hours                                        Total Hours

Sit              1                                                   1
Stand          1                                                   4
Walk           2                                                   5

Work Surface:   Varies from Carpet, Tile, and linoleum.


Cognitive and Sensory Requirements:

Talking:                                   Required

Hearing                                   Required

Sight:                                       Required

Tasting & Smelling:                Required

Access to Personal Health Information: Requires access to limited personal health information on an as-needed basis. 

Licensure/Certification Requirements:    Current  State CMA certification.  Acceptable standing with the Nurse Aide Registry as applicable.

Other Training, Skills, and Experience Requirements:    Employee must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and other departments.

Summary of occupational exposures:

Blood Borne Pathogens:
            Tasks and procedures performed by employee involve risks classified by CDC as:
Category I:  (Direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids to which universal precautions apply) 

Specific Task Exposure:
            General Resident Care:  Blood, urine, feces, vomitus, wound exudate, semen/vaginal secretions, other body fluids – cerebrospinal, synovial, pleural, peritoneal, pericardial, amniotic.
            Handling Soiled Linens and Clothing:  Blood, urine, feces, vomitus, wound exudate, semen/vaginal secretions, other body fluids - cerebrospinal, synovial, pleural, peritoneal, pericardial, amniotic.
            Cleaning Resident Rooms and Common Areas:  Blood, urine, feces, vomitus, wound exudate, semen/vaginal secretions.
Refer to Exposure Control Plan for Additional information. 

Other Considerations and Requirements:    Employee may be asked to perform other duties not listed above.  Such duties will be within the scope of the employee’s training and ability.  The employer reserves the right to modify this job description based upon the company needs.

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