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DATE ADDED: Sun 14/10/2018

Certified Medication Aide CMA

Andover, USA
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COMPANY: WATERCREST COMMUNITIES

Job Description

2nd Shift

 

Drug Administration Resident Care Functions
 Participate in resident care including assisting with ADL’s, light housekeeping, dietary service, and
laundry.
 Receive pertinent information for the Neighborhood Manager concerning residents and their
conditions.
 Administer oral, topical and drop medications.
 Perform simple procedures or simple treatments under the supervision of the Neighborhood
Manager/charge nurse.
 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
documentation requirements.
 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
immediately.
 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
licensed physician.
 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
"self-administered" medications.
 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.

Company Description
Management Company for Senior Living Communities in Wichita Kansas and surrounding area.


Role: Certified Medication Aide CMA
Job Type:
Location: Andover,

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