Drug Administration Resident Care Functions
Participate in resident care including assisting with ADL’s, light housekeeping, dietary service, and
Receive pertinent information for the Neighborhood Manager concerning residents and their
Administer oral, topical and drop medications.
Perform simple procedures or simple treatments under the supervision of the Neighborhood
Maintain accurate records that reflect residents’ condition, medication, and treatment/procedures.
Administer medication in a safe and accurate manner.
Accurately and safely prepare, administer, and document the oral and/or topical medications that are
commonly used in this facility and that may be ordered for resident use by the attending physician or
the Medical Director.
Verify that any medications brought into the facility by a newly admitted resident are examined and
identified by the attending physician or the facility pharmacy or pharmacist.
Follow the labeling policies and practices of the facility.
Ensure that all medications administered are properly labeled.
Assist with medication charting as directed by the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse.
Follow facility procedures in regard to charting of medications.
Follow facility policies and procedures regarding the destroying of medications; assist in carrying out
these rules under the direction of the facility pharmacist or Director of Nursing Services, including the
Assist in documenting and removing medications that are discontinued by the attending physician.
Follow facility procedures governing drug receipt errors, including notifying the delivery source and the
Director of Nursing Services.
Ensure that medication is returned and reordered except emergency drugs.
If medication is not available for distribution ensure that the Director of Nursing is notified
Ensure that documentation of the drug receipt error includes a written error report, signed by an observer/witness and you.
Follow facility procedures in holding medications for residents who are transferred from the facility or
when a medication is discontinued by the attending physician.
Accurately measure, record, and report the vital signs of residents.
Observe and verify that medication is ingested or applied as directed. Document any instance where
prescribed medication is not administered, including reason(s) for refusal.
Promptly notify the Director of Nursing Services of any errors or
reactions to medications by residents.
Follow the medication card practices of the facility.
Ensure that no medication is administered without a written, signed, dated order from an attending
Follow the facility procedure for recording the order in the resident's clinical record, including the type,
route, dosage, frequency and strength of each medication.
Verify the identity of the resident before administering the medication treatment.
Follow the facility's procedures allowing residents to self-administer their medications.
Assist the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse in monitoring and documenting all aspects of such selfadministering.
Promptly notify the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse of any failure of a resident to properly take any
Follow established guidelines concerning the storage of drugs and biologicals.
Be familiar with the meaning and usage of common medical abbreviations, symbols, and terms relative
to the administration of medications as used by the facility, pharmacists, and physicians.
Work as a team player. Communicate in a positive manner with all co-workers, supervisor, and
employees in other departments.
Follow the chain of command.
Management Company for Senior Living Communities in Wichita Kansas and surrounding area.
Role: Certified Medication Aide CMA
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