Job Title: Certified Medication Aide, LTC
Department: Nursing, LTC
Responsible to: Director of Nursing, LTC
Every effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position.
- Must have successfully completed the Certified Medication Aide training program for the state of Kansas and in good standing with the State of Kansas.
KNOWLEDGE AND CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE:
- Utilized tactful, diplomatic communication skills to interact in potentially sensitive or emotionally charged situations.
- Must be self-motivated and possess good judgment.
- Able to perform the physical/mental functions of this position.
- Must have good interpersonal communications skills.
- Must be able to maintain confidentiality, loyalty, integrity, and dignity and be tactful and patient.
- Must possess personal qualities that demonstrate the ability to care for others, i.e., sensitivity, patience, honesty, cheerfulness, willingness, reliability, positive attitude and observation skills.
- Must have initiative and use good judgment in recognizing symptoms indicative of a resident’s change in condition.
- Must be neat and clean in personal appearance and grooming.
- Must be of good physical and emotional health.
- Eye/Hand, Eye/Foot, Hand/Foot Coordination
- Normal eye sight, with or without corrective lenses.
- Normal hearing, with or without hearing aides.
- Motor coordination and manual dexterity.
- The ability to bend, stoop, crawl, and kneel.
- Level 3 Physical Capacity Profile Test Score.
- The ability to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly.
- Well-lit work area.
- Work with people under all conditions.
- Meet and talk with a wide variety of employees, visitors, and patients.
- Subject to frequent interruptions.
- Subject to stressful situations related to personnel related issues.
- Close visual work.
- Regularly works under deadlines.
- Occasionally exposed to patient elements.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Observes, reports, and records response of the resident to medications given.
2. Relates side effects, interactions, and nursing implications of medications to nurse.
3. Identifies responsibilities associated with control and storage of medications.
4. Directs the day-to-day functions of the nursing assistants in accordance with the current rules, regulations and guidelines that govern the long term care facility.
5. Safeguards medication preparation and storage area.
6. Responsible for requisition of medications.
7. Notifies Charge Nurse and physician when medications are not available.
8. Maintains an accurate account of controlled substances with nurse supervisor.
9. Accounts for controlled medications by counting and signing off with the incoming shift.
10. Receives medications from pharmacy when delivered, checking contents against receipt and signing for medications.
11. Administers services such as administering medications, oxygen, blood sugar tests, breathing treatments, applying/changing dressings, colostomy care, care of the dead/dying etc. as required.
12. Performs and records vital signs as ordered by the physician or as requested by the RN or LPN. Takes and records pulses and BP as ordered at the time medication is to be given. Will assist with monthly vital signs and weights and document all in the residents’ electronic medical record (EMR).
13. Reports observations to the RN or LPN to assist with the nursing plan, and documents such in the resident’s EMR.
14. Demonstrates knowledge of infection control policies at all times. Maintains safe, clean environment (including medication room, cart, and refrigerator) and careful use of supplies and equipment.
1. Attend staff meetings and inservices as assigned.
2. Is knowledgeable of fire and disaster procedures and functions as directed.
3. Assists the RN and LPN as requested.
4. Performs other duties as assigned.
5. Assists the Certified Nurses Aide with pertinent resident care as needed.
6. Charts progress notes in an informative and descriptive manner.
7. This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.
HOSPITAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:
- Attend facility and department meetings.
- Participate in fire and disaster drills.
- Follow the department dress code.
- Wear name badge so visible at all times while working.
- Be to work on time and when scheduled.
- Follow the time clock procedures (clock in and out properly).
- Follow facility safety policies.
- Follow infection control policies.
- Follow facility confidentiality policy.
- Follow facility HIPAA and Corporate Compliance policy.
- Through approved workshops and in-services, improve skills and job knowledge.
- Follow personnel policies as stated in the Employee Handbook.
- Be aware of and cooperate with the mission of Gove County Medical Center.
- Maintain good interpersonal relationships with personnel of other departments, public, physicians, patients/residents, and promote positive guest relations.
- Demonstrate the ability and willingness to provide support to Department Managers, Supervisors, and coworkers in a team oriented manner.
- Demonstrate a respectful and caring attitude through verbal and non-verbal behavior.
- Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to contribute an effort to cross department boundaries to ensure quality and efficient service.
Gove County Medical Center is committed to providing exceptional healthcare services delivered in a spirit of compassionate care.
Gove County Medical Center will be a prominent healthcare provider in northwest Kansas, offering services which encompass the complete life cycle of our patients, residents, and their loved ones.
THE 4 AGREEMENTS
- Be impeccable with your words.
- Don’t take anything personally.
- Don’t make assumptions.
- Always do your best.
- Demonstrate RESPECT for patients, residents, fellow employees, and teamwork.
- Exhibit COMPASSION to patients, residents, other departments, the public, physicians, and fellow employees to promote teamwork and positive community relations.
- Promote QUALITY HEALTHCARE for all who utilize Gove County Medical Center’s services.
- Support COMMUNITY pride and education through verbal and non-verbal behavior.
- Exhibit ACCOUNTABILITY for situations and financial issues resulting from one’s own actions.
Job duties and work hours may change at any time at the discretion of Gove County Medical Center