LH - Registered Medication Aide (RMA)

Job Description

 

As a Registered Medication Aide (RMA) you will be responsible for administering prescribed medications in accordance with physician orders, State regulations, and facility policy.  

Principal Duties and responsibilities

  • Administers prescribed medications to residents who are classified as dependent in medication administration as documented on their most current UAI.                 
  • Administers prescribed medications not earlier than one hour before and not later than one hour after the facility’s standard dosing schedules except drugs that are ordered for specific times such as before, after or with meals.                           

 

Requirements

 

Qualifications

  • 1 year of experience in care giving or customer service in senior care environment to seniors is preferred but not required.
  • Successful completion of DSS approved program in direct care OR an approved nurse aide education program AND successful completion of a 68 hour medication training program and performance record approved by the VA Board of Nursing AND current Virginia registration as a Medication Aide.
  • Also, successful completion of a nursing education program preparing for RN or LPN licensure or current enrollment in a nursing education program preparing for RN or LPN licensure and completion of at least 1 clinical course in the program that includes at least 40 hours of direct client care clinical experience.   

Other Essential Requirements:

  • As part of its mission to provide a welcoming, homelike environment for its residents, Linden House promotes the use of animals as pets in the facility both as common facility pets and as pets owned and brought in by individual residents.  All employees must possess the ability and desire to work in a pet-friendly environment which will include performing job duties in the presence of pets, handling and caring for pets as may be required, and cleaning up after pets as necessary.  
  • Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills (in the English language) sufficient to perform the principle duties and responsibilities outlined in this position description.

NOTE:

 Cambridge Healthcare values your past experience and wishes to review your full work history as part of its consideration of your suitability for the position.  Although we welcome a current resume and invite you to submit it as part of the application process, it is not a substitute for a complete application, including work history.        

 

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