Genesis Healthcare Certified Medicine Aide in Waterville, Maine

POSITION SUMMARY: To provide the administration of medicines based on current state regulations.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Receives report at the beginning of shift with nurses. Reports any observations concerning customer condition, emergency situations or difficulties with medications to the supervising nurse throughout shift should they occur;

  2. Administers routine oral, topical and suppository medications as prescribed by the physician. Document same on MAR;

  3. Administers prn medications as prescribed by the physician, as directed by the licensed nurse. Documents same on MAR;

  4. Maintains medication supply, assists with ordering of new medications, reorders existing medications and restocks medicine carts as needed;

  5. Recognizes the significance and is able to perform accurate vital sign monitoring when indicated by drug therapy;

  6. Maintains current knowledge base regarding any medication he/she administers. Investigates/looks up unknown medications before administration;

  7. Checks all first doses against physician order sheet; does not administer medication based on verbal order of nurse;

  8. Prepares, administers and charts oral, topical and suppository medication as prescribed by physician;

  9. Processes physician's orders to ensure proper administration;

  10. Orders medications, as indicated by doctor's orders;

  11. Participates in the completion of treatments of customers as directed by a Licensed Nurse;

  12. Notes and reports any unusual conditions, emergency situations, or difficulties with medication to the Licensed Nurse;

  13. Cleans medication treatment carts and medicine room;

  14. Stocks medicine room;

  15. Performs Certified Nursing Assistant duties as needed;

  16. Puts Customer Service First: Ensures that customers and families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere which recognizes the individuals' needs and rights;

  17. Performs other duties as requested.

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SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: A Certified Medicine Aide (C.M.A.) has the qualifications of a Certified Nursing Assistant with one year of experience in nursing and has completed a state-approved medicine course with a passing grade.

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