Certified Medication Aide - AL

Five Star Quality Care, Inc. Richmond, VA
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* Removes discontinued, outdated or deteriorated drugs from inventory.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.