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Job Description

Certified Medicine Aide

Job ID 4379768 Date posted 04/04/2017

Description

SUMMARY: Accurately administer and documents, medications ordered by Medical Staff.  Performs all tasks as indicated within Geriatric Nursing Assistant job description.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Effectively implements individualized resident care plans 
2. Responds in a timely fashion to all resident requests      
3. Provide timely, accurate and complete documentation on TAR’s and GNA Care Plans     
4. Accurate, complete skin assessments and any changes reported immediately        
5. Administers resident medications according to the institution’s policies and procedures without significant errors
6. Maintains accurate medication administration records as per established procedures; signs off medications as they are given                                                                        
7. Notifies nurse in a timely fashion, of a change in a resident’s condition    
8. Performs pulse and blood pressure measurements, and documents in MAR as needed prior to medication administration                                                                
9. Notifies nurse of a resident’s need for prn medication   
10. Competently completes assignments in a timely manner  
11. Administers medications to the assigned residents within the timeframe noted in the nursing care policies and procedures                                                                    
12. Weekly and PRN update of resident’s ability to take medications to the charge nurse, i.e., the need for crushing or extra fluids                                                                   
13. Administers prescribed routine oral, topical, suppositorial and optic medications as ordered by the Primary Care Provider                                                                        
14. Participates actively in the care of the residents when assigned    
15. Displays courtesy and respect                                      
16. Manages difficult or emotional customer situations      
17. Maintains resident confidentiality                                 
18. Respond to all resident requests (verbally or call-light) for assistance      
19. Resident privacy and dignity are maintained at all times   
20. Smiles and consistently exudes a pleasant persona       
21. Expresses genuine caring attitude to geriatric resident population 
22. Competent in required job skills and knowledge, as evidenced by annual skills checklist
23. Knowledgeable in doing transfers safely                        
24. Ability to provide range of motion, proper positioning, and assist with resident ambulation        
25. Proper use of Standard Precautions                              
26. Follows all Nursing Department Policies & Procedures
27. Administers medication with knowledge of action, route of administration, side effects and contraindications 
28. Obtains vital signs prior to administering specific medications and promptly reports any changes from normal  
29. Gives complete report to charge nurse as needed during the day and at the end of the shift on all residents on assignment                                                                    
30. Shares ideas to solve problems on the unit and looks for ways to improve unit   

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Current certification from the State Board of Nursing; active status on Geriatric Nursing Assistant registry; current proof of required CEU’s as a Certified Medicine Aide.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
None.
LANGUAGE SKILLS:
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:
Certified Geriatric Nursing Aide Certificate and placed on state registry.  Certificate from and approved Medicine Aide course in the state
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  The employee frequently is required to climb or balance.  The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.
OSHA OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE CATEGORY:
After careful analysis, it has been determined that this position falls into OSHA Occupational Exposure Category III and requires the following protective equipment be work by anyone filling this position.
GLOVES, GOWNS, MASKS, AND/OR GOGGLES
Training will be provided in how to properly and effectively use any necessary equipment, in addition to education regarding precautionary measures, epidemiology, modes of transmission and prevention of HIV/HBV.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:   
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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