Report on Certified Medication Aide At Retama Manor Nursing Center/Harlingen

Certified Medication Aide At Retama Manor Nursing Center/Harlingen

Description: 
Certified Medication Aide Description

Summary

Administers oral and external medications to residents under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical / vocational nurse.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepares and administers medications to residents following established procedures.
  • Verifies identity of resident receiving medication and records name of drug, dosage, and time of administration on specified forms or records.
  • Clarifies any order or treatment regimen believed to be inaccurate, ineffective or contraindicated by consulting with appropriate licensed practitioner. Notifies supervisor when making the decision not to administer.
  • Takes and records vital signs upon administration of medications when required.
  • Orders and re-orders medications and returns all discharge medications for credit in compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Maintains neat, clean, and orderly medication room and cart. Takes appropriate precautions to make sure residents / patient do not have access to medications other than those prescribed.
  • Completes required forms and documents in accordance with company policy and state and/or federal regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Certified Medication Aide Requirements

Qualifications

  • 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.
Experience Requirements: 
Not requirements
Date posted:
2020-01-15
Job Id: 
8002523