The Certified Medication Aide role is to assist the licensed nurse (LPN/RN) in providing safe, and ethical care for the residents-that is, administering prescribed drugs and completing other delegated nursing tasks allowed by the state law. 

Essential Functions:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Dispense oral, inhalation and topical medications to patients under direct supervision of a licensed nurse 
  • Observe residents for drug reactions and report any problems to the charge nurse
  • Performing tasks associated with medication administration, including resident’s vital signs, calculate medications dosages and stock the medication cart
  • Recording medication administration according to the facility’s protocols
  • Assists the charge nurse in providing care to residents, which includes observation and reporting of client needs
  • Recognizes and performs tasks according to level of education and training
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own performance according to state laws, and regulations
  • Performs tasks in an ethical, legal and caring manner
  • Performs tasks safely and effectively to assure client comfort and welfare
  • Respects resident’s rights
  • Protects confidential resident information unless otherwise required to promote resident safety and welfare
  • Follows federal, stated, and agency regulations to protect own health and that of others
  • Seeks guidance from the charge nurse as needed to perform tasks safely and efficiently

Competencies:

Resident focus; Ethical Conduct; Flexibility; Initiative; Personal Effectiveness/Credibility; Stress Management/Composure; Teamwork Orientation; Technical Compacity; Multi-tasking; Medical Teamwork; Bedside Manner and Compassion; Infection Control; Health Promotion and Maintenance; Creating a Safe, Effective Environment; Informing Others; Pain Management.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of resident’s conditions, and illnesses, as well as elements. Noise level is generally moderate to quiet.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. 
  • This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift or move objects and residents weighing over 50 pounds. 

Required Education: 

  • High School Diploma
  • Medication Aide Certification
  • Demonstrated experience with production of specialized materials and documents
  • Proofreading and editing skills

Other duties:

Please note duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice depending of facility’s needs, and preferences.