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Certified Medication Aide

Company: Interim HealthCare
Location: Wichita
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

General Purpose:The Certified Medication Aide is responsible for passing medications and the tasks of personal care and incidental activities of daily living for patients of all ages in inpatient facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes and other institutions. Performs care and delegated tasks as directed by the nursing plan of care and/or supervisor as permitted by policies and procedures of the facility and allowed under state law/regulation. Essential Functions:

  • Passes medications and give treatments according to physicians--- orders and in accordance with facility policy.
  • May be required to give shift report on status of residents.
  • May be required to document in the resident records.
  • Responsible for notifying charge nurse of medications needing to be refilled.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and organized medication car and medication room. --
  • Provides for patient---s personal hygiene, grooming, and comfort needs, i.e., toileting and elimination, baths, backrubs, shampoos, shaves, bed baths, tub baths or showers, skin and nail care, and oral hygiene.
  • Promotes a safe environment during care.
  • Utilizes infection control measures such as hand washing and use of personnel protective equipment.
  • Observes and reports the condition of patient/client to the appropriate supervisor.
  • Works in a team environment to effectively deliver the care and assistance to patients and staff.
  • Assists with ambulation, transfers and range of motion exercises.
  • Performs patient-related procedures such as but not limited to: measuring and documenting intake and output; blood glucose monitoring; urine specimen collections; measurements of vital signs; and weight.
  • Administers non-medicated enemas, non-sterile dressings, surgical preps, ice packs, heat treatments, sitz and therapeutic baths.
  • Transports patients and equipment within the facility as necessary.
    • Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.
      • May have access to personal health information (---PHI---) necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities.-- Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.

Keywords: Interim HealthCare, Wichita , Certified Medication Aide, Other , Wichita, Kansas

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