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Certified Medication Aide

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities


The Certified Mediation Aide will prepare, administer, and document prescribed medications per protocol


Essential Functions


  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments as defined by state regulations in accordance with company policy and procedure.

  • Observe and report to the facility's charge nurse reactions and side-effects to medication shown by a resident

  • Take and record vital signs prior to the administration of medication which could affect or change the vital signs

  • Reports to charge nurse and documents reasons prescribed drugs are not administered.

  • Administer regularly prescribed medication which the permit holder has been trained to administer only after personally preparing (setting up) the medication to be administered

  • The medication aide will document the administered medication in the resident's medication administration record

  • Administer oxygen per nasal canula or a non-sealing face mask only in an emergency; immediately after the emergency, the medication aide shall verbally notify the licensed nurse on duty or on call and appropriately document the action and notification.

  • Apply specifically ordered ophthalmic, OTIC, nasal, and vaginal medication

  • Be able to accurately follow all principals of good medication administration

  • Assist in customary daily requirements and tasks in care and treatment such as bathing, feeding, dressing, observing intake of food, care of hair, nails, moving residents from area to area, responding to calls, etc., which includes lifting, transferring

  • Helps charge nurses with the cleanliness of the nursing station, medication room and supply room.

Job Requirements

Educational/Training Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent is preferred




Licensing Requirements

  • Successful completion of State Approved Medication Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program. Good standing in the state registry is required.




Experience Requirements


  • Preferred one (1) year of previous health care experience

  • Must demonstrate working knowledge of Universal Precautions and the Blood Borne Pathogen rules.

Job Snapshot

Location US-TX-Edna
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
Other Compensation: 0
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Company Overview

Regency Integrated Health Services

Regency Integrated Health Services, Not Your Typical Nursing Home Long-term healthcare is changing, but Regency Integrated Health Services is ahead of the curve. We understand each patient has unique needs and goals. As an experienced nursing home management company working in a diverse range of healthcare roles, we take pride in our staff and the quality of care we deliver daily. Trained in Unique Services We encourage our staff to seek industry and company certifications to improve the quality of care they deliver in each home. Many nurses are Wound Care Certified, Respiratory Care Certified, Certified to administer IV Therapies, and Certified in Orthopedic Transfers. In-House Rehabilitation Therapy Regency nursing homes offer an in-house and full-time rehabilitation environment. This means our residents see the same occupational, speech or physical therapists daily. Providing consistent care enhances the patients outcome and the overall comfort of you and your loved ones. Learn More

Contact Information

US-TX-Edna
Michelle Ferguson
Snapshot
Regency Integrated Health Services
Company:
US-TX-Edna
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
Store Type:

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities


The Certified Mediation Aide will prepare, administer, and document prescribed medications per protocol


Essential Functions


  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments as defined by state regulations in accordance with company policy and procedure.

  • Observe and report to the facility's charge nurse reactions and side-effects to medication shown by a resident

  • Take and record vital signs prior to the administration of medication which could affect or change the vital signs

  • Reports to charge nurse and documents reasons prescribed drugs are not administered.

  • Administer regularly prescribed medication which the permit holder has been trained to administer only after personally preparing (setting up) the medication to be administered

  • The medication aide will document the administered medication in the resident's medication administration record

  • Administer oxygen per nasal canula or a non-sealing face mask only in an emergency; immediately after the emergency, the medication aide shall verbally notify the licensed nurse on duty or on call and appropriately document the action and notification.

  • Apply specifically ordered ophthalmic, OTIC, nasal, and vaginal medication

  • Be able to accurately follow all principals of good medication administration

  • Assist in customary daily requirements and tasks in care and treatment such as bathing, feeding, dressing, observing intake of food, care of hair, nails, moving residents from area to area, responding to calls, etc., which includes lifting, transferring

  • Helps charge nurses with the cleanliness of the nursing station, medication room and supply room.

Job Requirements

Educational/Training Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent is preferred




Licensing Requirements

  • Successful completion of State Approved Medication Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program. Good standing in the state registry is required.




Experience Requirements


  • Preferred one (1) year of previous health care experience

  • Must demonstrate working knowledge of Universal Precautions and the Blood Borne Pathogen rules.

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