Certified Medication Aide

Certified Medication Aide Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Certified Medication Aide to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with different nurses to assist with patient care and medications;
  • Uphold all health and safety standards;
  • Other duties as required;
  • Follow written or verbal instructions on how to manage medications;
  • Submit incident/accident reports to supervisor or Administrator within twenty-four (24) hours after their Occurrence;
  • Deliver routine daily medications, either prescription or non-prescription, to patients;
  • Ensure equipment is routinely inspected and cleaned;
  • Record medication dosages and times;
  • Communicate with medical staff, nursing service and other department supervisors;
  • Observe patients and document changes in their condition;
  • Respond to patient emergency call signals, bells, or intercom systems to identify patient needs;
  • Gather samples for analysis;
  • Assisting residents with dressing, bathing, toileting and mobility;
  • In addition to personal care and services, you will perform other duties such as personal laundry and cleaning of equipment;
  • Helping in the dining room during meals and encouraging their participation in meaningful activities.

Requirements:

  • Ability to perform medication administration in accordance with state regulations;
  • 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;
  • State approved medication administration certification (where required);
  • Complete familiarity with duties of a certified nursing assistant;
  • Functional literacy in English is required;
  • Must be willing to submit to a drug test and criminal background check;
  • High school diploma or relevant qualification;
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a medication aide;
  • Must be a certified medication aide;
  • Ability to speak, write, read, and understand English;
  • Registered in good standing with registry board;
  • Knowledge of safety regulations;
  • Minimum of 6 months experience in a long term care setting preferred;
  • Current state certification as medication aide.