Certified Medication Aide-1
Five Star Quality Care, Inc.
 Columbia, SC

Key Responsibilities

At this time, we are seeking a Medication Aide to join our team!

Responsibilities

  • This is the job of the Medication Aide to administer oral and external medications to residents under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical/vocational nurse.
  • Follows current standards of hygiene, safety and infection control when handling, storing and disposing of medications.
  • Administers medications within 60 minutes of scheduled time.
  • Takes and records vital signs upon administration of medications when required.
  • Recognizes the resident's right to refuse medication.
  • Notifies the appropriate RN/LPN when making the decision not to administer medication or treatment.
  • Clarifies any order or treatment regimen believed to be inaccurate, ineffective or contraindicated by consulting with the appropriate licensed nurse (RN/LPN).
  • Monitors residents who self-administer medications and report deviation from the plan of care to the licensed or registered nurse.
  • Secures medication cart.
  • Removes discontinued, outdated or deteriorated drugs from inventory.
  • Recognizes and reports unsafe conditions for medication provision.
  • Accurately documents medication provision.
  • Recognizes and reports general reactions to medications.
  • Recognizes the limitations of the Medication Aide role.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Graduate of a state approved nursing assistant training program and passed a state approved competency examination.
  • Successful completion of a state approved Medication Aide course and is approved to administer oral and external medication.
  • Ability to perform medication administration in accordance with state regulations.
  • Strong communication skills.