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Harbor Lakes Nursing & Rehab

1300 2nd St, Granbury, TX 76048

CMA- Certified Medication Aide

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  • 7a-7p Rotating
  • PRN avail

*PRN must commit to 1 shift per month

*Medical Assistants do not qualify*

Job Responsibilities

As a Certified Medication Aide, you will prepare and administer oral, topical and suppository medications to residents as prescribed by the physician. You will also count and calculate dosages on a daily basis and document the number of scheduled drugs at the beginning and end of each shift. Additionally, the Certified Nursing Assistant and Medication Aide will:

  • Report any observations concerning resident/patient condition, emergency situations or difficulties with medications to the supervising nurse throughout the shift should they occur
  • Document vital signs, medication administration resident behaviors associated with medication administration and facility incident and accident reports
  • Meet with supervisory staff to report, review and discuss medication administration process and participate in review response
  • Participate in designing and implementing resident care plans in relation to medication administration
  • Record and replace medications and medication administration supplies; maintains and clean medication cart to remain compliant with facility policies and procedures
  • Provide direct resident care within the scope of the CMA role and continue direct care activities and other relevant nursing assistant duties as assigned

As a Certified Medication Aide, you will need a high school diploma or equivalent and must be a CMA in good standing. Additionally, the ideal Certified Medication Aide candidate will have:

  • 6 months experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), experience in a long-term care facility preferred
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, lift and transfer residents (up to 100 pounds unassisted), bend, twist, push and pull
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, skill in administering nursing techniques including taking vital signs, medication administration and knowledge of possible side effects
  • Exceptional organization skills, ability to prepare and maintain accurate resident charts, reports and observations
  • Effective communication skills and interpersonal relations
  • Good problem solving and independent thinking skills
  • Knowledge of basic hygiene and sanitation practices
  • Professional conduct and ethics

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