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Certified Medication Aide

Company: Five Star Quality Care, Inc.
Location: Columbia
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities At this time, we are seeking a Medication Aide to join our team for the overnight shift, 6PM to 6AM. Responsibilities * This is the job of the Medication Aide to administer oral and external medications to residents under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical/vocational nurse.* Follows current standards of hygiene, safety and infection control when handling, storing and disposing of medications.* Administers medications within 60 minutes of scheduled time.* Takes and records vital signs upon administration of medications when required.* Recognizes the resident's right to refuse medication.* Notifies the appropriate RN/LPN when making the decision not to administer medication or treatment.* Clarifies any order or treatment regimen believed to be inaccurate, ineffective or contraindicated by consulting with the appropriate licensed nurse (RN/LPN).* Monitors residents who self-administer medications and report deviation from the plan of care to the licensed or registered nurse.* Secures medication cart.* Removes discontinued, outdated or deteriorated drugs from inventory.* Recognizes and reports unsafe conditions for medication provision.* Accurately documents medication provision.* Recognizes and reports general reactions to medications.* Recognizes the limitations of the Medication Aide role. Qualifications * High school diploma or equivalent.* Graduate of a state approved nursing assistant training program and passed a state approved competency examination.* Successful completion of a state approved Medication Aide course and is approved to administer oral and external medication.* Ability to perform medication administration in accordance with state regulations.* Strong communication skills.

Keywords: Five Star Quality Care, Inc., Columbia , Certified Medication Aide, Other , Columbia, South Carolina

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