Certified Medication Aide
Pleasant Valley Nursing Center
Administer oral and external medications to residents under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical/vocational nurse.
- Prepare and administer medications to residents following established procedures.
- Verify identity of resident receiving medication and records name of drug, dosage, and time of administration on specified forms or records.
- Clarify any order or treatment regimen believed to be inaccurate, ineffective or contraindicated by consulting with appropriate licensed practitioner.
- Notify supervisor when making the decision not to administer.
- Take and record vital signs upon administration of medications when required.
- Order and re-order medications and returns all discharge medications for credit in compliance with federal and state regulations.
- Maintain neat, clean, and orderly medication room and cart.
- Take appropriate precautions to make sure residents/Patient do not have access to medications other than those prescribed.
- Complete required forms and documents in accordance with company policy and state and/or federal regulations.
- Other duties may be assigned.
Required Education and Experience
- Minimum high school diploma or equivalent, or experience as required by state regulations.
- Successful completion of a state approved course and is approved to administer oral and external medication.
Shift work may be required. Employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands or fingers, reach with hands and arms, feel, talk and hear. Employee is occasionally exposed to blood or other body fluids, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. In compliance with applicable law, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
- Participate in (or conducts) company-sponsored training to safeguard against improper use and disclosure of resident’s protected health information.
- Monitor and ensure compliance with company policies, procedures and state and federal law.