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Certified Medication Aide (CMA)

Company: The Westchester House
Location: Chesterfield
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

Position SummaryThe Certified Medication Aide delivers quality care to patients during the admission and readmission process in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.Education, Experience, and Licensure RequirementsHigh school diploma or equivalentGraduate of a State approved CNA programCurrently registered/licensed in applicable State. Must maintain an active license in good standing throughout employmentOne (1) year geriatric nursing experience preferredCPR certification upon hire or obtain during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employmentCompleted a State approved program and exam for Certified Medication AideSpecific Job RequirementsMake independent decisions when circumstances warrant such actionKnowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facilityImplement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the departmentPerform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitationMaintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etcMaintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential informationUnderstand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance proceduresDisplays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care's Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance trainingEssential FunctionsAccurately and safely prepare, administer, store, and document the oral and/or topical medications that are commonly used in the facility as well as those which may be ordered by the attending physicianAssist in developing and implementing procedures to assess potential medication errors; when, where, and why they occur; and how they can be preventedReport medication errors immediatelyEnsure that no medication is administered without a written, signed, and dated order from an attending physicianChart appropriately and in a timely mannerPerform CNA functions as directed by supervisorExhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patientsAssist in the evacuation of patientsDemonstrate dependable, regular attendanceConcentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgmentCommunicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary teamSit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hoursRead, write, speak, and understand the English languageAn Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: The Westchester House, Chesterfield , Certified Medication Aide (CMA), Other , Chesterfield, Missouri

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