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Certified Medication Aide - Nexus Neurorecovery Center - Conroe, TX

Description

Under the supervision of the Staff Nurse, The Certified Medication Aide administers medications as prescribed by the resident’s physician and documents the administration, the medication effectiveness and any noted adverse actions or side effects of the medications in accordance with the established policies and procedures.

JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understands and agrees with Touchstone Neurorecovery Center’s philosophy and goal to maintain, improve and/or enhance each resident’s quality of care and quality of life.
  • Administers and accurately records the administration of medications for residents as prescribed by the physician in accordance with established policies and procedures and state/federal regulations
  • Observes, records and reports to the Staff Nurse symptoms and conditions of residents that could be related to medication interactions, adverse drug reactions or medication side effects
  • Determines and records effectiveness of medications in a timely and accurate manner as required by state and federal regulations
  • Provides and promotes resident’s rights during the administration of medications
  • Stores medications in safe and accurate manner in accordance with established policies and procedures and state/federal regulations
  • Monitors medications to ensure adequate accountability measures are taken when medications are ordered, received into the facility, administered and at change of shift as required by policies and procedures and applicable state/federal regulations
  • Routinely inspects, cleans and monitors equipment and supplies to ensure resident safety
  • Reports any equipment or supply issues to the Staff Nurse for correction or repair
  • Obtains, records and reports vital signs as indicated during the administration of medications
  • Demonstrates awareness of proper infection control practice by using Universal Precautions and following policy and procedure
  • Communicates to residents, staff and others in accurate and factual manner and seeks or refers questions to Staff Nurse when indicated
  • Performs other duties as assigned

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

  • Minimum of high school degree or equivalent
  • Completion of one year certificate program at an accredited school
  • Bilingual preferred

EXPERIENCE:

  • 1 year experience in an Assisted Living facility preferred

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current Certificate for Medication Aide from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
  • Certified in CPR, First Aid and ABC 101
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