CentraState Healthcare System

  • Certified Medication Aide

    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/4/2018 8:57 AM)
    ID
    2018-8701
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location
    Applewood
    Shift
    Day
    Work Schedule
    7A-3P
  • Overview

    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.

    Responsibilities

    • Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the Residents' individual needs.
    • Affirms the Resident's right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law.
    • Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the needs of the age of the Residents cared for.
    • Demonstrates an understanding of the range of care needed based on the age of the Residents cared for.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of growth, development and/or adult health throughout the life span as appropriate to the job performed.
    • Successfully completes life-span education as appropriate.
    • Provides Resident supervision and/or assistance during self-administration of medications and documents accurately.
    • Demonstrates the capability to understand the medication actions of each drug being administered including potentially significant drug interactions, side effects, and potential interactions.
    • Assists in personal Resident care and transfers as necessary.
    • Assists with Resident meal services and participates in the maintenance of the nutritional and hydration needs of the Resident.
    • Performs light housekeeping duties efficiently.
    • Notifies nurse immediately of Residents having pain/discomfort.
    • Verbalizes understanding that pain management is a priority to Resident and nurse.
    • Accurately reports concerns or a change in Resident status to the RN/LPN.

    Qualifications

    Education:

    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.

     

    Work Experience:

    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.

    Physical Demands

    Working Conditions:

    Works in resident care areas with exposure to infectious diseases, dirt, dust and odors.

     

    Exposure:

    Daily potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.

     

    Physical Demands:

    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.

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