As designated by the RN, administers medications in accordance with NJAC 8.36-9.3. Assists licensed nursing personnel in providing resident services by assisting residents with daily living activities, assisting with resident meals and maintaining the sanitation of residents' living areas.
Completion of a medication administration course approved by the State Board of Nursing and State Department of Health and Senior Services. High school graduate or equivalency and additional training or experience as a nursing assistant.
Related experience preferred.
Licenses and Certifications:
Medication Aide Certification/New Jersey required.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Experience taking temperature, pulse and respiration are desirable. Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.
Works in resident care areas with exposure to infectious diseases, dirt, dust and odors.
Daily potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.
Sitting - Rarely
Standing/Walking - Frequently
Kneeling/Stooping - Never
Bending/Climbing – Rarely
Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist - Occasionally
Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds - Occasionally
Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds - Rarely
Typing/Filing - Never
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.