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Certified Medication Aide (CMA ) / Qualified Medication Aide (QMA)

Certified Medication Aide (CMA ) / Qualified Medication Aide (QMA)

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Job Snapshot

Base Pay $11.00 - $13.00 /Hour
Other Pay Salary Based on Experience
Employment Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience At least 1 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified

Job Description

 

 

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

Cares for residents in the retirement and nursing community under direction of nursing and medical staff, by performing the following duties:

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

 

          Interviews patient to determine medical problem/condition and documents in chart for physician.

          Obtains and records patient's vital signs and weight.

          Administers and documents medications given by following specifically written physicians orders, including oral, topical, and suppository medications, as well as eye and ear drops

          Compliance - Participates in all in-service programs to expand and develop abilities. Maintains compliance to all personnel policies, established community policies and procedures, and Federal and State regulations and standards, including but not limited to HIPAA privacy and confidentiality laws. Understands and implements the Fire Safety and Disaster Preparedness Plan and evacuation procedures of the community during drills and actual emergencies.

          Performs various treatments not requiring license nurse (hot/cold applications, vital signs, weights, etc.) Uses procedure manual to verify correct techniques and practices standard precautions.

          Observes, records, and reports observations such as unexpected and untoward effects from medications.

          Takes vital signs as needed prior to administration of certain medications.

          Provides direct resident care (See CNA Job Description). Functions as a CNA when not assigned to administer medications.

          Develops and maintains courteous and professional relationships with residents, visitors, and co-workers.

          Performs other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

          May need to respond as appropriate to personal calls from the Independent Living Center. Duties in this setting may include but are not limited to providing First Aid, call emergency personnel (dial 911), and/or call family members at request of Independent Living residents.

          Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Educational Requirements and Experience:

QMA Certificate in good standing on file with the appropriate Department of Health and current CNA Certificate. One year experience in long-term care setting desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Language Ability:

o Ability to communicate effectively in writing and speaking the primary language of the residents.

o Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

o Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Mathematical Skills:

o Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Cognitive Demands:

o Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

o Basic computer skills required.

Competencies

o Must demonstrate an interest in working with a senior population.

o Ability to provide outstanding customer service.

o Ability to respond promptly to resident needs.

o Sets good example by appearance, conduct and interest in job.

ENVIRONMENTAL ADAPTABILITY

Works primarily indoors in a climate controlled setting

Team Members may be exposed to blood and/or body fluids with potential exposure to hazardous materials and infectious diseases.

Possible exposure to unpleasant odors

Possible exposure to chemicals as identified in the MSDS Manual

Continuous exposure to residents who are ill, confused, irritable and irrational

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds independently and up to 190 pounds with assistance of a second employee and/or mechanical devices. Must be able to push up to 350 lb. (wheelchair). The employee may occasionally be required to lift greater than 190 pounds with the assistance of additional staff and/or a mechanical lift. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
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