The medication aide is in charge of delivering daily medication to patients in a medical facility. This can be either prescription or non-prescription medications. He/She works with various nurses to help with patient care and medications. He/She monitors patients as they are using their medication to ensure it is taken properly and that dosage instructions are followed. Similarly, he/she observes patients for any changes in their appearance or behavior. Also, he/she attends to patient emergency call signals to identify their needs.
Employers seek a minimum of a high school diploma or a relevant qualification. Candidates must be certified with at least two years of experience in a similar role. You must be prepared to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. You must possess interpersonal, problem-solving, and communication skills. You must also be conversant with medical and pharmacological terminology. Medication aides earn about $31,381 in a year. Their salary falls between $24,000 and $41,000.