Oakwood Care Center
  • Middle River, MD, USA
  • FT/PT

Summary/Objective In keeping with our organization's goal of improving the lives of the Residents we serve, the Certified Medication Aide (C.M.A.) plays a critical role in providing superior customer service and nursing care to all Residents. The C.M.A. assists in the administering of medication to residents as ordered by the attending physician, under the direction of the attending physician, the nurse supervisor or charge nurse, and the Director of Nursing.

Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Follows the policies and procedures of the facility governing the administering of medication to residents.
  2. Note and report errors in the administration of medication.
  3. Assist in developing and implementing procedures/programs of the facility that seek to determine what medication errors are taking place, when, where, and why they occur, and how they can be prevented.
  4. Perform administration requirements such as completing necessary forms, charts, reports, etc., and submit these as may be required.
  5. Provides quality nursing care to Residents in an environment that promotes their rights, dignity and freedom of choice.
  6. Provides individualized attention, which encourages each Resident's ability to maintain or attain the highest practical physical, mental and psychosocial well-being.
  7. Completes medical records documenting care provided and other information in accordance with nursing policies while maintaining strict confidentiality.
  8. Assure that established infection control and standard precaution practices are maintained when providing care. Follow established safety precautions when preforming tasks and using equipment and supplies.
  9. Assists with the training of new staff members.
  10. Reports all hazardous conditions, damaged equipment and supply issues to the supervisor.
  11. Maintains the comfort, privacy and dignity of Residents and interacts with them in a manner that displays warmth, respect and promotes a caring environment.
  12. Must answer and respond to call lights promptly and courteously.
  13. Assist with new admissions, re-admissions and assist with the transfer of Residents to different rooms within the facility.
  14. Communicates and interacts effectively and tactfully with Residents, visitors, families, peers and supervisors.
  15. Attend and participate in departmental meetings and in-services as directed.

Supervisory Responsibility This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment This job operates in a health care setting. This role requires regular walking to various locations around the facility while pulling or pushing carts. This position works mostly in the Resident care areas as well as in occasional outside weather conditions. This role may also come into contact with patients who may have contagious illnesses.

Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, and stooping on a regular basis. The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects and patients weighing over 35 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work This position is part of a health care facility that is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Rotating shifts as well as holiday and work during inclement weather will be required.

Travel No travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Registered with the state as a Certified Medication Aide.
  3. P.R. Certified

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. One year experience in a C.M.A. position.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of Department of Public Health regulations.
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