About the Role
As a Certified Medication Aide you will impact the lives of senior adults through providing exceptional care.
What You’ll Do
As a member of our team you will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:
- Assist with the implementation of the prescribed health care plan.
- Administer medications to residents according to prescribed schedule.
- Administer PRN medications if authorized by the charge nurse.
- Document all PRN’s according to state standards in all areas of the chart.
- Observe and report to supervisor any reactions and side affects of medication administered.
- Take and record vital signs of residents, as required, prior to administration of medications which could affect or change the vital signs.
- Administer and document regularly prescribed medications which the medication aide is permitted to administer after personally preparing (setting up) the medications.
- Administer oxygen per nasal canula or a non-sealing face mask in an emergency.
- Immediately after the emergency, notify the licensed nurse on duty or on call. Document the activity and notification.
- Count narcotics; give all routinely prescribed narcotics; document same on individual sheet and medication sheet at discretion of supervisor.
- Apply specifically ordered ophthalmic, otic and nasal medication, as instructed.
- See that the medication room, med cart and refrigerator are kept clean and orderly at all times.
- Complete incident reports on all medication errors, accidents, or any other unusual event, on residents, visitors or employees.
- Restock med cart with ample supplies; check expiration dates on all medication.
- Complete narcotic count at beginning and end of shift.
- Staff nursing station and answer phones as necessary.
- Perform duties usually assigned to Nurse Assistant positions, as required.
- Assist in dining room with meal serving and feeding, if needed.
What You’ll Bring to the Team
To be successful in this role and a great addition to our team we need you to come with the following:
- Completes and/or meets required training and certification requirements of Buckner and governing authorities; e.g. medication aide certificate, nursing aide certificate, CPR. Minimum of one year related experience preferred, or experience as Nursing Assistant, or appropriate formal education/training or Buckner training.
- Requires understanding and ability to use simple arithmetic and grammar with accuracy, equivalent to knowledge normally acquired through four years of high school (or G.E.D.). Ability to understand and carry out detailed oral and written instructions.
- Requires proficient ability to speak, read and write English.
- Requires ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Requires ability to comply with Patient rights, all regulatory requirements, and all company policies and procedures as stated now and in the future.
- A professional commitment to Christian principles so as to perform tasks and responsibilities in alignment with Buckner’s mission, vision, and values;
In addition to the amazing qualifications and experiences listed above, if we had our say, we would also look for:
- Requires ability to read, write and understand business documents which are written in English.
- Requires ability to communicate verbally with residents, families, visitors and co-workers. Ability to make self clearly understood by others.
- Work deals mostly with areas such as preparing and reading data and figures, client records, medical orders, visual inspection involving small details, using measurement devices, dispensing medicines. Visual work is primarily close to observer. Depth perception and field of vision (peripheral) are not as critical as the ability to distinguish small details and markings very near to the observer. Color perception for some tasks (e.g., in dispensing meds) is important.
- Position requires bending, stooping, twisting, turning, reaching, lifting, carrying, pulling, pushing, climbing, kneeling, walking, and sanding over 75% of shift.
- Requires ability to work under close supervision with awareness that error may have serious consequences. Exercise patience, initiative, and judgment (following established guidelines) regularly and effectively.
At Buckner one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:
- Medical and Dental benefits for employees and their eligible dependents;
- Life insurance;
- Short Term and Long Term Disability benefits;
- Paid Time Off and Holidays;
- Retirement Savings Plan; and
- The 5Star Fun Benefit: encourages employees to spread good cheer to their co-workers and others, creating a happy, healthy environment for all!
The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Buckner is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Buckner.