Medication Aide Job Openings - 7 Jobs

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    RMA - Registered Medication Aide - Evening Shift
    Erickson Living

    Ashburn, VA

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    Certified Nursing CNA
    Interim Healthcare Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

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    Medication Aide
    Brookdale Senior Living

    Sterling, VA

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    Qualified Medication Aide
    HCR Manorcare

    Potomac, MD

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    Medication Aide
    Novant Health System

    Manassas, VA

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    Qualified Medication Aide
    HCR Manorcare

    Annandale, VA

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    Registered Medication Aide
    English Meadows

    Warrenton, VA

Medication Aide Jobs



  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

What does a Medication Aide do at Blue Harbor Senior Living

* Provide responsible assistance of medication to residents according to physician direction in the Community
* Document medications given onto Medication Administration Record as they are administered
* Know and adhere to five rights of safe medication administration
* Ensure Prescription label and storage procedures meet state standard
* Count narcotics and other controlled drugs at the end of each shift
* Order medications in a timely manner to ensure adequate supply
* Present a professional demeanor that communicates a corporate philosophy of service, goodwill, and genuine interest in each resident’s needs
* Familiarize yourself with residents of the Community
* Observe residents’ ability to perform daily ADL’s and social skills, communicate potential difficulties or opportunities to the appropriate team member
* Participate in all training offered by employer

What does a Medication Aide do at Morningside Ministries

* 1. Prepare, administers and documents regularly prescribed oral, rectal, eye, nasal, ear and topical medications to residents; 2.
* Observes and reports drugs reactions and side effects of drugs commonly given in the facility; 3.
* Takes and records vital signs before administering certain drugs; 4.
* Assures that all notification and correction procedures regarding medication errors are executed; 5.
* Assures that medication room is locked when unattended; and 6.
* Uses judgment to discern tasks which only a Licensed Nurse may complete: a.
* Medication Aides must not give initial doses of medication; b.
* Medication Aides must not give inject able medications; and c.
* Medication Aides must not receive telephone or verbal Doctors orders

What does a Medication Aide do at UPMC

* Administers medications and assists residents in the taking of medications.
* Responsible for documenting medications and medication related treatments per the physician's orders and accurate records all care provided in the Medication Administration Record (MAR) and
* Treatment Administration Record (TAR).
* At shift change counts all narcotics, signs for count, gives reports and exchanges keys.
* Receives and documents medication delivery from pharmacy and checks all drugs received.
* Receives and documents medication delivery from pharmacy and checks all drugs received

What does a Medication Aide do at South Place Nursing Center

* list specific job duties) A.
* Administers medication as ordered by a physician under the supervision of a licensed nurse, in accordance with any state and federal regulations and consistent with facility policy.
* B. Must demonstrate knowledge of five rights of medication administration.
* C. May take and record vital signs of residents as assigned or as may be required by certain medications.
* D. Records the administration of medications and/or treatments appropriately.
* E. Observes for and reports any reactions and/or side effects of medications to a licensed nurse on the appropriate shift.
* F. Administers PRN medications in accordance with state and federal regulations and consistent with facility policy.
* G. Must be able to push/pull medication cart for extended periods.
* JOB DESCRIPTION MEDICATION AIDE H. Must be able to perform moderate to heavy lifting.
* I. Documents reason for and response to PRN medications in a timely manner.
* J. May dispense narcotics and must account for them under the supervision of the licensed (or charge) nurse per facility policy.
* K. Properly secures medication carts/medication rooms per state/federal regulations and facility policy

What does a Medication Aide do at Lutheran Senior Services

* ADMINISTRATIVE Assess and manage the functions of the nursing staff in accordance with current rules, regulations and guidelines that govern the long-term facility.
* Participate in maintaining our written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Department.
* Ensure that the Nursing Procedures Manual is followed by nursing personnel, and that it reflects the day-to-day nursing care procedure used by the facility.
* Assist in developing methods for coordinating nursing services with other resident services to ensure the continuity of the resident s total regimen of care.
* Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., as necessary.
* Participate in the maintenance of the facilities quality assurance program for the Nursing Department.
* Participate in survey (inspection) made by authorized agencies.
* Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Director as required concerning the operation of the Nursing Department.
* Meet with your assigned nursing staff at beginning of each shift to give a resident report, and give nursing assistants and medical technicians their assignments.
* Be familiar with the department s policies and procedures.
* Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as required, with paperwork.
* Complete accident/incident reports as necessary.
* Write resident charge slips and forward to the Business Office.
* Ensure that the written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Department are followed by all nursing personnel.
* Ensure all nursing personnel are following their respective job description Recommend to the DON the equipment and supplies you need for the unit.
* CHARTING AND DOCUMENTATION Chart all accidents/incidents involving the resident or employee.
* Encourage attending physicians to review treatment plans, record and sign their orders, progress notes, etc., in accordance with established policies.
* Utilize care plan for documentation of nurse s notes.
* Chart nurses notes in an informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided to the residents as well as the residents response to the care.
* Complete and file required record keeping forms/charts upon the residents admission, transfer, and/or discharge.
* Receive telephone orders from physicians and record on the physicians order form.
* Record new/changed diet orders.
* Forward information to the Food Service Department.
* Transcribed physicians orders to resident charts, and MAR s treatment/care plans as required.
* Assure the appropriate documentation concerning unauthorized discharges is entered in the resident s medical records in accordance with established procedures.
* Report all discrepancies noted to the supervisors concerning physicians orders, diet changes, charting errors and fill out appropriate forms.
* Perform routine charting duties as required and in accordance with our established Charting and Documentation Policies and Procedures.
* DRUG ADMINISTRATION Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the physician and in accordance to our procedures.
* Order prescribed medications, supplies and equipment as necessary, and in accordance with our established policies.
* Ensure that an adequate supply of floor stock medications, supplies and equipment are on hand to meet the nursing needs of the residents.
* Reports needs to the Supervisor.
* Ensure that narcotic records are accurate for your shift.
* Review medications bubble cards for completeness of information, accuracy in transcription of the physicians orders and adherence to stop order policies.
* Notify Supervisor of all drug and narcotic discrepancies noted on your shift.
* NURSING CARE Inform nursing personnel of new admissions, their expected time of arrival, room assignment.
* Ensure that rooms are ready for new admissions.
* Make rounds with physicians as necessary.
* Nursing should cooperate with and coordinate their schedule with social and activity programs and assist in transporting resident in the same.
* Make independent decisions concerning nursing care.
* Notify the residents attending physician when the resident is involved in and accident or incident.
* Make periodic checks to assure that prescribed treatments are being properly administered by nursing assistants and to evaluate the residents physical emotional status.
* Administer professional services such as; cauterization, tube feedings, suction, applying and changing dressings/bandages, packs, colostomy and drainage bags, initiate and maintain IV therapy with doctor s orders.
* Participate in the orientations of new residents/family members to the facility.
* Provide teaching and counseling to residents as permitted within regulatory standards and as outlined in resident care plan.
* Requisition and arrange for diagnostic and therapeutic services as ordered by physician.
* Carry out restorative and rehabilitative programs.
* Inspect the Nursing Services Treatment areas daily to ensure that they are maintained in a clean and safe manner.
* Monitor seriously ill residents as necessary and document every shift.
* Meet with residents, and/ or family members as necessary.
* Report problem to the DON.
* Consult with the resident physician in planning resident care.
* Treatment, rehab, etc., as necessary.
* Notify the residents attending physician, responsible party and chaplain when there is change in the residents condition.
* Initiate the use of restraints when necessary and in accordance with our facilities emergency restraint policies and procedures.
* Obtain sputum, urine and other lab tests as ordered.
* Take TPRs blood pressure, weights etc., in accordance with our facilities policies and procedures.
* Follow facilities lift free program on all assessed resident transfers unless specific Doctors orders stated otherwise.
* Admit, transfer and discharge residents as necessary.
* STAFF DEVELOPMENT Participate in a effective orientation program that orients the new employee to your shift, its policies and procedures, and to his/her job duties.
* Attend and participate in continuing educational programs designed to keep you abreast of changes in your profession, as well as to maintain your license.
* SAFETY AND SANITATION Monitor your shifts personnel to assure that they are followed established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies.
* Ensure that your units residents care rooms, treatment areas, etc., are maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary manner.
* Ensure that your nursing employees follow established departmental policies and procedures, including dress codes.
* Ensure that your assigned personnel participate in and conduct all fire safety and disaster preparedness drills in a safe and professional manner.
* Participate in the maintenance of the infection control program for monitoring communicable and/or infectious diseases among the residents and personnel.
* Participate in the maintenance of the procedures for reporting hazardous conditions of equipment.
* Utilize body substance precautions and other infection control guidelines.
* Ensure that nursing service employees follow established hand washing techniques.
* CARE PLAN ASSESSMENT Inform supervisor and/or care plan nurse of any changes that need to be made to the care plan.
* Review resident care plans for appropriate resident goals, problems, approaches, and revisions based on nursing care needs during care plan meetings.
* Ensure that your assigned nursing assistants are aware of the resident care plans and that they are used in administering daily care to the resident

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how to become a Medication Aide

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program and must pass their state’s competency exam. Orderlies generally have at least a high school diploma.

Education and Training

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program in which they learn the basic principles of nursing and complete supervised clinical work. These programs are found in high schools, community colleges, vocational and technical schools, hospitals, and nursing homes.

In addition, nursing assistants typically complete a brief period of on-the-job training to learn about their specific employer’s policies and procedures.

Orderlies typically have at least a high school diploma and receive a short period of on-the-job training.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

After completing a state-approved education program, nursing assistants take a competency exam. Passing this exam allows them to use state-specific titles. In some states, a nursing assistant or aide is called a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), but titles vary from state to state.

Nursing assistants who have passed the competency exam are placed on a state registry. Nursing assistants must be on the state registry to work in a nursing home.

Some states have other requirements as well, such as continuing education and a criminal background check. Check with state boards of nursing or health for more information.

In some states, nursing assistants can earn additional credentials, such as becoming a Certified Medication Assistant (CMA). As a CMA, they can give medications.

Orderlies do not need a license, however, many jobs require a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, which shows they are trained to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Nursing assistants and orderlies must be able to communicate effectively to address patients’ or residents’ concerns. They also need to relay important information to other healthcare workers.

Compassion. Nursing assistants and orderlies assist and care for the sick, injured, and elderly. Doing so requires a compassionate and empathetic attitude.

Patience. The routine tasks of cleaning, feeding, and bathing patients or residents can be stressful. Nursing assistants and orderlies must have patience in order to complete these tasks.

Physical stamina. Nursing assistants and orderlies spend much of their time on their feet. They should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or moving patients.

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Top Skills for a Medication Aide

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Top Medication Aide Skills

Right now, these skills will help you look good when applying for medication aide jobs:
  1. Vital Signs
  2. Facility Policy
  3. ADL
Here are examples of how medication aides have used the most in demand skills on their resumes:
  • Measured and recorded vital signs while administering medication as directed.
  • Passed medications and gave treatments according to physician's orders and in accordance with facility policy.
  • Assist residents with ADL's according to their care plan.
  • Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff.
  • Care for residents by changing bed linens, washing and ironing laundry, cleaning, or assisting with their personal care.

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Top Medication Aide Employers

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Top 10 Medication Aide Employers

If you’re looking for a Medication Aide job, you should start with CNA Insurance which has hired heavily for the position.

Overall, 10 firms have active listings for Medication Aide.

CNA Insurance, Union City Board of Education, Good Samaritan Society, Corvallis Caring Place, Encor ENHS, Jennings McCall, Brookdale Senior Living, Arbor House Assisted Living, The Springs Living, Brian Center

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