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Kentucky Medication Aide

Posted: 11/06/2022

Job Type
Full-time
Shift & Schedule
Weekend availability
Evenings as needed
Holidays


 

Full Job Description

BENEFITS:

$5,000.00 SIGN ON BONUS!

NEW NON-BENEFIT WAGES!

Must be a Certified Medication Technician in the state of Kentucky.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Kentucky Medication Aide (KMA) will administer medications with safety techniques and sound judgment under the supervision of a licensed nurse. The person holding this position is delegated the responsibility for carrying out the assigned duties and responsibilities in accordance with current existing federal and state regulations and established company policies and procedures.

JOB DUTIES:

QMAs will administer the following medications

  • Oral medications, including scheduled medications
  • PRN medications, only after authorization of nurse, then nurse will assess and document effectiveness
  • Inhalers
  • Nebulizer treatments, only if nurse completes lung assessment before and after and documents findings
  • Topical and rectal ointments
  • Nasal sprays and drops
  • Eye ointments and drops
  • Ear ointments and drops
  • Non-invasive treatments
  • Observes residents for drug reactions and reports any concerns to the nurse immediately
  • Monitors residents vital signs
  • Calculates medication dosages and stocks the medication cart
  • Documents what medications were given for the day on the medication administrator record (MAR) chart
  • Reports to the nurse on duty general and specific information pertaining to the response of the residents to their medications or treatments and any other pertinent or appropriate information
  • Reports to the nurse on duty for instructions before administering any PRN medication
  • Audits documentation to assure accurate, complete, and timely recording of medications and treatments
  • Safely lifts, moves, and transfers residents as required
  • Attends all mandatory meetings and in-services
  • Participates in a med pass audit at any time
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Nursing or Nurse on duty

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS& ABILITIES:

  • Adheres to and interprets resident rights and personnel policies
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations
  • Understands special needs and limitations of elderly
  • Recognizes and identifies problems and refer to others if necessary
  • Ability to communicate with the resident, family, staff, and community
  • Maintains the confidentiality of resident information and honor his/her personal and property rights
  • Responds to the needs of the facility, residents, and families in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents
  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level in which they are currently functioning
  • Addresses resident and family satisfaction issues immediately by reporting them to the Supervisor in a professional manner
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and/or holidays

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Must have high school diploma or equivalent. Must have current, unencumbered state license and must be able to provide all necessary documentation.

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, our company complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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