Medication Aide Job Description

Medication Aide Job Description

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Medication aide provides leadership & oversight for the identification, development, implementation, & application of medication quality performance standards & patient safety assessment methodologies across all operational environments of Pharmacy nationally, including medication practices/processes, clinical care delivery, and medication technology.

Medication Aide Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Will conduct routine medication cart and associated documentation audits
Perform basic nursing tasks and provides accurate medication administration and quality care to the residents maintaining a safe environment under the direction and supervision of a licensed Nurse (RN or LPN)
This position provides care and services such as medication administration, healthcare services, activities of daily living assistance and other duties, as assigned, in a caring, safe and efficient manner and is responsible to perform the following according to location standards and procedures
Follows procedures for documentation, including narcotics sign out
Follows up with observation and documentation of resident response to medication received
Follows procedures for documentation and medical emergencies
General knowledge of medication administration
Completes duties delegated by RN on plan of care
Maintain a safe environment under the direction and supervision of a licensed nurse (RN or LPN)
Model expert practice and facilitate orientation to basic resident care for new nursing staff

Medication Aide Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Medication Aide

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, CMA, CNA

Education for Medication Aide

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the medication aide job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in General Education, Education, Graduate, Nursing, Medical, Communication, Aging, Health, Philosophy, Computers

Skills for Medication Aide

Desired skills for medication aide include:

Safe medication administration
Practices and procedures the laws
Regulations
Guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility
Distribution
Documentation
Identification of patient
Medication administration
Necessary records for drug supply and issuance and of controlled substances
Procedures and record requirements

Desired experience for medication aide includes:

Medication Aide Certification
Certified Nursing Assistant License in the state of Wisconsin
At least 1 year of CNA experience in Skilled Nursing
Medication Aide experience preferred
Documents reasons prescribed drugs are not administered and reports to nursing supervisor
Prepares equipment and aids physicians during treatments and examination of residents

Medication Aide Examples

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Medication Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of medication aide. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for medication aide
  • Obtains, records and reports patient vital signs as indicate during the administration of medications
  • Observes records and reports any symptoms and conditions of the patients' that could be related to medication reactions, adverse drug reactions or medication side effects
  • Seeks clarification on any medication orders that are unclear or incomplete
  • Stores medications in a safe and accurate manner in accordance with the policies and procedures of the
  • The Lead Medication Aide will assist the Resident Services Director in providing leadership for Community Medication Aides and Resident Assistants
  • Will conduct periodical training for all staff
  • Will be knowledgeable and able to perform all duties and responsibilities of Medication Aide and Resident Assistant positions
  • Will complete Medication Aide scheduling with the Nurse and/or their designee
  • Will assist with shift Medication Aide responsibilities when necessary
  • Will coordinate all communication between Medication Aide staff and physician offices including physician orders
Qualifications for medication aide
  • Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and determines
  • Must be currently registered/licensed in applicable State
  • Must have CPR certification upon hire or obtain during orientation
  • Preferred) State certification (CNA)
  • As this is a PRN position, must be able to work on a last minute notice
  • One (1) year of related experience in a medical environment preferred
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Medication Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a medication aide. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for medication aide
  • Medication distribution per primary physician orders via electronic MARS
  • Will assist with Medication Aide/Resident Assistant staff and resident family member communication as appropriate with the Resident Services Director
  • Will assist with DHEC readiness and surveys
  • Will assist with pharmacy inspections
  • After authorization by the center’s licensed nurse or the resident’s treating physician, administers PRN medications
  • Observe and report to the center’s charge licensed nurse reactions and side effects of medication commonly administered to nursing center’s residents
  • Bed bath, tub bath, or shower
  • Weighs patient
  • Reminds patient to take medication as specified by RN
  • Dental, hair, and nail care, shaving, dressing/undressing
Qualifications for medication aide
  • Preferred) Graduate of a state approved nursing assistant training program and passed a state approved competency examination
  • Preferred) Successful completion of a state approved Medication Aide course and is approved to administer oral and external medication
  • Successful completion of course work necessary to obtain certification as a Certified Medication Aide preferred
  • Valid Certified Medication Aide state certification or license if required
  • Medication Aide experience in the Assisted Living Community environment
  • Must be a certified nurse aide
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Medication Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a medication aide. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for medication aide
  • Ambulating, transferring, positioning by using assistive devices such as walker, wheelchair, and prescribed ROM when taught by health care professional of Ministry Home Care
  • Feeds patients, maintains, intake/output as requested
  • Assists residents with self-administration of medications
  • Provides the right medication to the right person at the right time in the right dose and by the right route ensuring all changes in medication are responded to in a timely manner
  • Stores medications correctly, cleans and locks med cart or other storage system
  • Follows location policy for missed medications, accidentally dropped or spit out by the resident, and medication errors
  • Provides care and services according to resident service plan
  • Obtain vital signs accurately and reports changes in resident health status
  • Assists residents with dressing and maintaining proper clothing
  • Assists residents in maintaining proper and clean appearance, to include bathing, oral hygiene, trimming nails, and shaving unwanted hair
Qualifications for medication aide
  • Assist with application and care of hearing aids, eyeglasses, and prostheses if appropriate and applicable
  • Promotes highest level of resident mobility
  • Assures residents have access to their assistive devices to support mobility
  • Assists as necessary with housekeeping, laundry and dining duties
  • Provides assistance recreational programs and encouraging residents to participate
  • Adheres to OSHA and CDC guidelines to minimize infections by following aseptic cleaning techniques, including those that apply to blood borne pathogens
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Medication Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of medication aide. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for medication aide
  • Adheres to and conveys philosophy of supporting dignity, privacy, independence
  • Ensure security of medication, replace stock, and maintain upkeep of medication room and pharmaceutical equipment
  • Monitoring and administering medication to residents in a timely manner
  • Properly document any changes to resident medical chart
  • Responding to resident call signals promptly
  • Delegating responsibilities and tasks to other resident care staff members
  • Presenting a professional and courteous attitude when dealing with residents, families, visitors, and other staff
  • Treating our residents with dignity and respect at all times
  • Other duties as assigned by the Wellness Director
  • Administer medications to residents
Qualifications for medication aide
  • Nursing Assistant Certification or Registration required or can also have Home Health Aide Certification
  • Certification as a Medicine Aide or Qualified Medication Aide required
  • One-year experience as a CMA/QMA (Certified Medicine Aide/Qualified Medicine Aide)
  • Flexible to work all shifts
  • Must also have CPR, Mental Health Specialty and Dementia Specialty training, Orientation and safety training, Nurse Delegation, Nurse delegation special focus on Diabetes and Food handlers card
  • Customer service – CMA’s work in a caregiving setting and answer questions from patients and family members, so we are seeking professionals who possess customer service skills and a good bedside manner
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Medication Aide Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of medication aide. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for medication aide
  • Maintain medication records
  • Administer medications to residents, this may include insulin
  • Assist residents with their Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • Administer medications to residents, this includes insulin
  • Presenting a professional and courteous attitude when interacting with residents, families, visitors, and other staff
  • Other duties as assigned by the Floor Manager or Wellness Director
  • Serves and protects the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and CSL standards
  • This is the job of the Medication Aide/Medication Technician to administer oral and external medications to residents under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical/vocational nurse
  • This is the job of the Medication Aide/Medication Tech to administer oral and external medications to residents under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical/vocational nurse
  • Recognizes the limitations of the Medication Aide/Medication Tech role
Qualifications for medication aide
  • Communication skills – CMA’s use verbal communication skills to instruct patients on how to take their medication
  • Interpersonal skills – CMA’s work in a collaborative environment, interacting with many patients and staff members, which requires good interpersonal skills
  • Physical fitness – CMA’s spend long hours standing and walking and must be able to lift, reach, and bend to perform their duties, which requires physical fitness and stamina
  • Attention to detail – CMA’s use excellent attention to detail to maintain a high level of awareness when observing patients and administering medication precisely to order
  • Nursing aide certification preferred but not required
  • Have at least 1 years' experience in senior living

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