Cambridge Place Certified Medication Aide - $3000 Sign-On Bonus in Lexington, Kentucky

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$3,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!!!!!:

CERTIFIED MEDICATION AIDE:

This position is responsible for providing daily care and services to assure each resident attains or maintains his/her highest practicable level of function under the supervision of a licensed nurse.

QUALIFICATIONS::

  • High school graduate or GED.
  • Current Nursing Assistant Certification.
  • Current state certification as medication aide.
  • Registered in good standing with registry board
  • Minimum of 6 months experience in a long term care setting preferred.
  • Ability to follow direction with minimal oversight.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of safety regulations.
  • Knowledge of supplies and equipment used by department and the care of this equipment.
  • Ability to read, speak, write and understand English.
  • Ability to tactfully deal with facility personnel, residents, family members, visitors, etc.
  • Meet all health requirements imposed by law.
  • Basic data entry skills and the ability to type. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares and administers oral, eye, ear, nasal, topical and suppository medications as prescribed by physician.

  • Prepares and administers PRN medications only after obtaining approval from Charge Nurse.
  • Prepares and administers controlled drugs as permitted by the state.
  • Documents administration of medications.
  • Count controlled drugs when coming on shift and going off duty.
  • Reorder unit dose medication per facility policy.
  • Apply ice bags and hot water bottles as directed by Charge Nurse.
  • Performs job duties as outlined in State Registered Nursing Assistant job description.
  • Maintains resident environment in clean, sanitary, comfortable manner that eliminates potential safety hazards.
  • Maintains resident’s privacy and dignity.
  • Monitor for changes in resident condition and notify Charge Nurse
  • Follow established safety and infection control procedures.
  • Participates in all required inservice training.
  • Maintains safe working conditions and follows dress code.
  • Reports to supervisor all complaints and grievances made by residents, families and visiting individuals.
  • Adheres to and promotes Code of Conduct.
  • All other duties as assigned.