Certified Medication Aide - Full-time

Description

Understands and agrees with Nexus Neurorecovery Center’s philosophy and goal to maintain, improve and/or enhance each resident’s quality of care and quality of life.

  • Administers and accurately records the administration of medications for residents as prescribed by the physician following established policies and procedures and state/federal regulations
  • Observes, records, and reports to the Staff Nurse symptoms and conditions of residents that could be related to medication interactions, adverse drug reactions, or medication side effects
  • Determines and records effectiveness of medications in a timely and accurate manner as required by state and federal regulations
  • Provides and promotes resident’s rights during the administration of medications
  • Stores medications safely and accurately under established policies and procedures and state/federal regulations
  • Monitors medications to ensure adequate accountability measures are taken when medications are ordered, received into the facility, administered, and at the change of shift as required by policies and procedures and applicable state/federal regulations
  • Routinely inspects, cleans, and monitors equipment and supplies to ensure resident safety
  • Reports any equipment or supply issues to the Staff Nurse for correction or repair
  • Obtains, records, and reports vital signs as indicated during the administration of medications
  • Demonstrates awareness of proper infection control practice by using Universal Precautions and following policy and procedure
  • Communicates to residents, staff, and others accurately and factually and seeks or refers questions to Staff Nurse when indicated
  • Performs other duties as assigned
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Job Requirements

Experience

  • One year experience in an Assisted Living facility preferred

Education Required

  • Minimum of high school degree or equivalent
  • Completion of the one-year certificate program at an accredited school
  • Bilingual preferred

Additional Information

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current Certificate for Medication Aide from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
  • Certified in AHA BLS and ABC 101