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The Certified Medication Aide works under the supervision of the RN/LPN to provide routine daily medications, either prescription or non-prescription to patients.
Examples of Duties
The requirements for this position include, but are not limited to, those outlined below. All job qualifications and physical requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. It is the employer’s discretion to add or change the duties or requirements of this position at any time.
•Administer prescribed medications to inmates in accordance with the Medical Director’s orders and within the Code of Virginia;
• Verify identity of patient receiving medication;
• Ensure proper ingestion/application of medications;
• Maintain accurate and necessary documentation via electronic inmate medical record software under supervision of RN/LPN;
• Obtain vital signs, diabetic readings and other basic medical evaluation(s);
• Perform observation(s) of inmates to detect response to specified types of medications and notifies nurse of unexpected reactions;
• Maintain inventory in medication/treatment rooms at established PAR Levels, reorder and stock supplies as needed;
• Ensure that medication inventories are maintained, ordered, and returned to contracted pharmaceutical provider in accordance with facility policy and established protocols;
• Work involves some risk to personal safety, and may involve increased exposure to communicable diseases.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• General and intermediate knowledge of both the common and more complicated medical practices, procedures and techniques;
• Ability to administer medications, first aid, and emergency procedures as prescribed or as necessary;
• Ability to follow technical oral and written instructions in exact detail. Ability to maintain and document accurate, concise, and clear records and reports;
• Ability to understand and strictly adhere to security guidelines and Code of Ethics required in this facility;
• Familiarity/Knowledge of safe handling of the following equipment: Oxygen tank, current drug system, blood pressure equipment, syringe, blood glucose testing equipment, pulse ox meter, nebulizer, peak flow meters, AED, EKG, thermometer, stethoscope;
• Familiarity/Knowledge of use of the following office equipment: Copy machine, fax, printer, computer, and telephone System;
• Familiarity/Knowledge of safe handling of the following safety equipment: Fire extinguishers, personal protection equipment, intercom and radio.
• Successful completion of training as a Certified Nurse’s Aide & Certified Medication Aide and maintains certifications for each (CNA & CMA);
• Two (2) years of CMA/CNA experience in a clinic environment desired.
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