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Medication Aide *WEEKENDS ONLY*

Company: CARADAY MANAGEMENT LLC
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: The Medication Aide is responsible for accurately preparing, administering, and documenting medications as prescribed, observing residents for reactions or side effects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
---Accurately prepare, administer and document medications as prescribed; Immediately report any errors to Charge Nurse or Director of Nursing
---Accurately take and record vital signs
---Accurately count and sign medication administration record for controlled drugs
---Safely lift, move and transfer residents as required. This involves the ability to safely transfer residents who cannot bear their own weight. It also involves the ability to
safely perform movements such as pushing, pulling, lifting, bending, kneeling, reaching and lifting in excess of 150 pounds with or without reasonable
accommodations; manual dexterity required performing tasks in assisting residents with their personal needs
---Observe all residents and report anything unusual or abnormal to Charge Nurse; ability to safely care for residents in a patient and respectful manner despite some
resident's lack of cooperation and/or combativeness
---Follow safety guidelines; promptly remove and clean up urine or bowel excretions and other spills or safety hazards
---Safely utilize equipment; Report any equipment needing service or repair immediately
---Participate in emergency fire or disaster drills and other in-service training as scheduled; must be able to safely ascend and descend stairwells and assist in an
evacuation
---Follow Universal Safety Precautions in order to protect one self, residents and other staff members; must have the capability to withstand strong foul odors and the
ability to tolerate wearing necessary personal protective equipment; willingness and ability to wear, tolerate and use protective clothing and equipment needed in the
carrying out of duties, i.e. latex gloves
---Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance in accordance with facility absence policies
---Perform Nurse Aide duties, as directed; this requires the ability to perform the Essential Functions of a Certified Nurse Assistant with or without accommodation
---Promote positive public relations with patients, residents, family members, and guests
---Use tactful, appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations
---Use appropriate workplace behavior and adhere to dress code at all times
---Perform other duties as assigned by the Charge Nurse
---Observe for and immediately report to Charge Nurse or Shift Supervisor any noted reactions or side effects of medications
---Understand and adhere to the guidelines of "Residents Rights" and assure resident safety

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required
---High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
---Must have completed and passed a state approved Medication Aide course
---Current medication aide permit from Texas Department of Health
---Be in good standing on Nurse Aide Registry and Nurse Assistant Misconduct Registry
---Current Certified Nurse Assistant certification in Texas
---Ability to understand, remember and carry out oral and written instructions in English
---Ability to speak clearly and hear well enough to communicate with residents

Preferred
---CPR certified

Keywords: CARADAY MANAGEMENT LLC, San Antonio , Medication Aide *WEEKENDS ONLY*, Other , San Antonio, Texas

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