POSITION SUMMARY: Qualified Medication Aide (QMA) provides medication management
and assistance with the activities of daily living for assigned residents under
the supervision of the Director of Nursing Services.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND
1. Represents the campus in a positive manner while
creating an environment that fosters respect and courtesy for residents and
employees alike. Works within the campus programs to promote safety and the
well-being of all residents and employees.
2. Upholds the Company’s Mission
3. Maintains HIPAA standards and regards all medical or healthcare
information pertaining to residents and employees as confidential.
Administers regularly prescribed medications at the appropriate times for
assigned unit during shift.
5. Document in the resident’s clinical record
all medications that were personally administered by the QMA.
administer, and document controlled substances.
7. Administer previously
ordered pro re nata (PRN) medication only if authorization is obtained by the
community’s licensed nurse on duty or on call. If authorization is obtained, the
QMA must do the following:
• Document in the resident record symptoms
indicating the need for the medication and the time the symptoms
• Document in the resident record that the community’s licensed
nurse was contacted, symptoms were described, and permission was granted to
administer medication, including time of contact.
• Obtain permission to
administer the medication each time the symptoms occur in the
• Ensure that the resident’s record is co-signed by the licensed
nurse who gave permission by the end of the nurse’s shift or, if the nurse was
on call, by the end of the nurse’s next tour of duty.
8. Measure and document
vital signs prior to administration of medication that could affect or change
the vital signs of the resident.
9. Transfers all new prescriptions to the
appropriate clinical record from the physician’s orders or admission orders.
Faxes all prescription orders to the pharmacy at the time of resident
10. Observes and reports and reactions and side effects exhibited
by a resident to the appropriate member of the nursing team.
12. Assists care
plan team with care plan assessments as needed.
13. Assists resident with the
activities of daily living which include but are not limited to personal
hygiene, social and wellness activities, dining, safety and evacuations,
bathing, dressing, and transporting.
14. Provides assistance to residents in
the dining room including serving, bussing, order taking, and the refilling of
15. Observes residents and notes in the proper chart any
changes, unusual occurrences or reactions to medications.
and follows the Resident Bill of Rights.
17. Changes bed linens for residents
and cleans resident rooms and bathrooms.
18. Assists with resident social
activities as needed.
19. Confirms doctor appointments for residents and
makes reservations for transportation.
20. Leads (when needed) and
participates in daily activity program with residents, resident families and
other staff members.