Certified Medication Aide


Date Posted:
VaDOC-Sussex I State Prison
24414 Musselwhite Drive
United States of America



Job Summary

Under direct supervision in a correctional facility administers daily pharmaceutics to patients.

Essential Functions

  • Dispenses oral, inhalation, and topical medications to patients.
  • Observes patients for drug reactions and reports any problems to Charge nurse.
  • Monitors patient’s vital signs, calculate medication dosages, and stocks the medication cart.
  • Records what medications and dosages were given for the day.
  • Performs routine procedures under established protocols including phlebotomy and electrocardiograms.
  • Manages and maintains pharmacy stocks of medicine and medical supplies.
  • Will adhere to Armor’s Standards of Professional Conduct, and will incorporate and/or be supportive of Armor’s four core FISH! Philosophies – i.e. Play, Be There, Make Their Day and Choose Your Attitude.
  • Respond to requests from Security Staff as well as Armor Staff in accordance with Armor and Facility Guidelines.  This includes following the rules and regulations for employee conduct/behavior and chain of command set forth by the command staff at all times while working within the detention/correctional facility.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements


Skill, Knowledge and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of patient care charts and patient histories.
  • Ability to perform standard clinical procedures according to established protocol.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety and infection control standards.
  • Ability to perform routine invasive procedures in accordance with established clinical protocol.
  • Knowledge or accreditation and certification requirements.
  • Knowledge of inventory management practices.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Completion of and certified as a Certified Medication Aide
  • One year experience as a Certified Medication Aide
  • Other relevant professional experiences or educational backgrounds will be considered as deemed appropriate. However, when licensure is required by local, state, federal or contractual guidelines, we will not alter our position on those requirements.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work is normally performed in a clinical setting.
  • Moderate physical activity.  Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and walking for more than four hours per day.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.