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Certified Medication Aide (CMA)

Company: Peak Healthcare at Fox Chase
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Peak Healthcare at Fox Chase -
Position Title: Staff Certified Medication Aide (CMA)-Not CMT

SIGN ON BONUS $2,500.00 paid out over 18 months as described above (4) 625.00 installment payments

Summary: Peak Healthcare at Fox Chaseis seeking Certified Medication Aides to provide our residents with daily care related to bathing, grooming, medication administration, and other ongoing needs under the supervision of senior nursing staff. Our ideal candidate has completed CMA training, obtained appropriate licensure, and combined tact and good communication skills with a commitment to providing quality resident care.

Benefits:
401k, health, life, vision, and dental insurance, 20 total days PTO (paid time off), flexible schedule, overtime pay, DailyPay, premium holiday pay, disability insurance, wellness plans, sign-on bonus for full-time employees, discount programs, employee referral bonus, and stability in the strong leadership/management team who strives & achieves customer service excellence with dedicated staff qualifications.

Duties:
Accurately and safely prepare, administer, and document the oral and/or topical medications that are commonly used in this facility and that may be ordered for resident use.
Ensure that no medication is administered without a written, signed and dated order from an attending licensed physician.
Verify the identity of the resident before administering the medication/treatment.
Verify that prescribed medication for one resident is not administered to another.
Observe and verify that medication is ingested or applied, as directed.
Document any instance where prescribed medication is not administered, including reason(s) for refusal.
Assist with medication charting as directed by the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse, as directed.
Verify that adequate supply of floor stock medications, supplies, and equipment is on hand to meet the nursing needs of the residents. Report needs to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse.
Order prescribed medications, supplies, and equipment as necessary, and in accordance with established procedures.
Verify that narcotic records are accurate for your shift.
Follow facility policies and procedures regarding the destruction of medications.
Notify the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse of all drug and narcotic discrepancies noted on your shift.
Review medication cards for completeness of information, accuracy in the transcription of the physicians order and adherence to stop order policies.
Notify the Charge Nurse/Nursing Supervisor of automatic stop orders prior to the last dosage being administered.
Immediately notify the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse of any medication administration errors.
Assisting with resident food service during and between meals and feeding and positioning patients as needed
Providing basic nursing care as required, from checking vital signs to administering dressings, treatments, and taking tests.
Maintaining and adding to records of resident health and care and documenting actions via form, reports, records, and logs
Report observations to nursing supervisor and assist nursing staff with any other duties related to resident care as needed.
Identify and participate in process improvement initiatives that improve the customer experience, enhance workflow, and/or improve the work environment.
Keep resident patient information confidential, follow all policies and procedures, and adhere to federal, state, local requirements, and professional standards.
Maintaining licensure and taking ownership of professional development through educational opportunities.

Requirements:
High school diploma or GED
Completion of state-approved CNA/GNA training
Completed CMA training
Successful competition of the Maryland Competency Examination for the Geriatric Nursing Assistant
Certified Medication Aide licensure in Maryland (*unable to employ CMT/Certified Medication Tech's)
Strong communicator

Preferred Skills:Experience working with elderly residents, not required, but preferred.

Call to Action:If you're ready to join a vibrant team As a Geriatric Nursing Assistant with opportunities for growth, click the apply button to start your application.

Peak Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer that promotes a drug-free workplace.

*Per the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines, COVID-19 vaccines, or approved religious/medical exemptions, are mandatory and are a requirement to work in our community. Peak Healthcare does offer the COVID-19 vaccination to all employees at no cost.


Keywords: Peak Healthcare at Fox Chase, Silver Spring , Certified Medication Aide (CMA), Other , Silver Spring, Maryland

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