Certified Medication Aide
Company: Oaks Senior Living, LLC
Posted on: June 13, 2021
Oaks Senior Living
is currently recruiting kind hearted, experienced Certified
Medication Aides who have a passion for working with
seniors. Our culture centers around a Person Centered
Lifestyle with great core values and a dedication to enrich the
lives of those we serve
. Oaks Senior Living inspires team members to excel, rewards for
excellence and creates a work environment where all are trusted and
empowered with a sense of ownership. Extremely rewarding
opportunity with growth
Medication Aide (CMA) provides hands-on supervision of caregiver
staff during their shift, ensure provision of quality resident
care, and uphold residence philosophy and resident well-being. The
CMA will properly administer scheduled medications to residents in
accordance with state regulations and Oaks Senior Living policy.
The CMA will provide personalized care and services to residents,
uphold the Oaks Senior Living policies and procedures, respond
effectively to emergency situations, and ensure the residents'
rights to safe, prompt, and confidential treatment.
- A minimum of one
year of experience working with residents in a Senior Living
experience in a healthcare or service industry
Required to have a
Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate.
Required to have a
Georgia Certified Medication Aide Certificate.
in good standing with the Georgia CNA/CMA Registry.
to speak, read, and write English.
disposition. Desire to work with older adults.
21 years of age. Must have a
satisfactory criminal history check.
have physical exam by a licensed physician. Must have a negative
able to react in an emergency situation.
- Carry out all
duties properly and effectively as assigned by the Wellness
Director and/or the Executive Director. Supervise the caregiver
staff on duty in providing quality care and meeting the needs of
residents in accordance with the Oaks Senior Living philosophy and
to each resident's Negotiated Service Plan and notify the Wellness
Director, MOD, and/or the Executive Director of any changes in
and respond immediately to resident calls.
assistance and advice from the Executive Director or the Wellness
Director immediately if you have any doubts or questions when
assisting with medications or treatments before you
perform the assigned task.
with serving meals and supervise caregiver staff in the dining
room. Ensure that dining room is cleaned after each meal
the spread of infection by following standard precautions. Dispose
of infectious and potentially infectious waste according to
residence policy and procedures.
maintain a good relationship with residents and their
to resident emergencies following the proper
in developing and maintaining a schedule for the caregiver staff
that sufficiently meets the needs of residents and ensures proper
to on-the-job injuries in accordance with the Oaks Senior Living
policies and procedures.
Complete 16 hours
of continuing education units (CEU) biennially specific to CMA's as
outlined by the Alliant GMCF Registry. In addition 16 hours of
CEU's must be completed annually.
example, encourage teamwork, and promote the Oaks Senior Living
an "open door" to employees, addressing any concerns or grievances
they may have.
Maintain CPR &
First Aid certification.
- Follow the six
'rights" of medication assistance (right resident, right drug,
right dosage, right time, right route, right record/documentation)
each and every time assistance with a medication occurs. Check each
of the six "rights" of medication assistance three different times:
when the medication is taken out of the medication cart,
immediately before assisting with the medication, and immediately
after assisting with the medication
medications to residents according to their Medication Observation
Record (MOR) and protect resident privacy. Provide residents with
any treatments required as part of their Resident Care Plan as
designated. Document clearly and accurately on the Medication
Observation Record (MOR) after a medication is taken/given,
refused, held, discontinued, changed, disposed of, returned,
following the Oaks Senior Livening policy.
the residents' right to refuse medication/treatment. Protect the
residents' safety with medications. Explain to the resident what
medication is being given and why, prior to assisting with
the resident for any adverse reaction to a medication and report it
to the Wellness Director and/or the Executive Director immediately.
Report all medication errors honestly and immediately.
- Attend all regular
staff meetings and required in-service training
communicate residents' needs with caregiver staff at change of
shift according to the Oaks Senior Living policies and procedures.
Effectively communicate to the Wellness Director and/or the
Executive Director any changes noted in a resident's condition or
behavior, adverse reaction to a medication, any resident or family
member concerns, complaints, refusal of a medication, any errors
noted on the Medication Observation Record (MOR).
required paperwork for providing resident care is completed and
to: Wellness Director,
Executive Director, and Manager-on-Duty
fulfill job requirements, employee must be able to perform key
physical task for extended periods of time. Employees must adhere
to proper body mechanics and safety measures when supporting or
transferring residents. In a typical eight- hour day, employee
- Stand/walk up to
eight hours a day. Sit up to two hours a day.
up to 70 pounds. Occasionally lift/carry up to 15
bend, and reach. Secure proper assistance for transferring of
residents as needed.
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