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Certified Medication Aide- Sorrento

Company: Cantex Continuing Care Network
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details

Job Location
Sorrento - San Antonio, TX

Position Type
Full Time

Job Shift
Any

Description

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are at the heart of Cantex. We are committed to a culture that respects our differences and values the contributions of all people.

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Job Summary:

The overall purpose of the Certified Medication Aide position is to administer oral and topical medications to patients/residents. This individual must perform these tasks as ordered by a physician, under the supervision of a licensed nurse, and in accordance with state and federal rules and regulations. Also, must perform routine daily tasks required in maintaining the health, comfort and well-being of the patients/residents.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • State certification as a Nursing Assistant mandatory.
  • State approved medication administration certification (where required).
  • Ability to read, write, and speak the English language.

    Essential Functions:
    • Administers medications 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.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of "five rights" of medication administration.
    • May take and record vital signs of patients/residents/residents as assigned or as may be required by certain medications.
    • Records the administration of medications and/or treatments appropriately.
    • Observes for and reports any reactions and/or side effects of medications to a licensed nurse or the appropriate shift.
    • Administers PRN medications in accordance with state and federal regulations and consistent with facility policy.
    • Documents reason for and response to PRN medications in a timely manner.
    • May dispense narcotics and must account for them under the supervision of the licensed (or charge) nurse per facility policy.
    • Properly secures medication carts/medication rooms per state and federal regulations and facility policy.
    • Attends facility education in-services.

      Essential Functions (continued):
      • May make observation rounds under the supervision of the licensed nurse (or charge nurse) on the shift.
      • May supervise nursing assistants/orderlies as assigned by the charge nurse (or charge nurse) on the shift.
      • Ensures that medication room, med carts and medication refrigerators are kept clean and well organized.
      • Ensures that any expired medications are removed for destruction per facility policy and procedures.
      • Attends Quality Assurance meetings per request.
      • Ability to function as a Team Leader/Role Model.
      • Has reviewed Cantex Continuing Care Networks Clinical Policies and Procedures for Abuse Prevention and knows the employee's responsibility to enforce it.
      • Responsible for assuring patient/resident safety.
      • Performs other duties as assigned.

        We are an Equal opportunity employer; We offer an excellent benefit plan to include 401K with match, CEU reimbursement, vacation, sick, holidays, medical, dental, and supplemental insurance Plans as well as a Highly competitive compensation package.

Keywords: Cantex Continuing Care Network, San Antonio , Certified Medication Aide- Sorrento, Other , San Antonio, Texas

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