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Certified Medication Aide (CMA) WE Dbls. - Nursing

companyPresbyterian Village North
locationDallas, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Position Description: Join our Team!http://Come Grow With Us!Presbyterian Village North is immediately hiring Certified Medication Aides for Weekend Doubles + $1,000.00 Sign-On Bonus in our Skilled Nursing Dept.*Shifts:7am-3pm (M-F)Weekend Doubles (7am-11pm)*Sat. & Sun. (11pm-7am)PRN*Check with Recruiter for exact shift availability.Be a dynamic part of our team who focus on distributing medication to our residents.Pay rates starting at $17.00/hour DOEWith a shared legacy in business and healthcare innovation, our family of care-oriented organizations blends values built on compassion and faith with high-quality senior care - long-term care, Alzheimer's and memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapies, hospice, and palliative care.These senior care services, along with the celebration of independent living at our senior lifestyle communities, combine to bring deeper meaning to every phase of life for people of all faiths, regardless of race, gender, color, religion, national origin or disability. We're the not-for-profit, faith-based parent of Presbyterian Village North, Faith Presbyterian Hospice, and the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:Models a service attitude towards others, takes ownership in solving problems and takes the initiative to make things better, is friendly and courteous to residents, patients and co-workersEnsure resident/patient, visitor, and co-worker safety by remaining aware of and reporting any new or existing safety hazardsMaintain good attendance recordPrepare, administer and promptly document routine medications per state regulationsAdminister the right medication to the right resident, at the right time, right dosage and right routeEnsures clinical observations are made prior to and after medication as indicated, i.e. obtain b/p, pulse, check edema as indicated and document results, monitor for adverse reactionsCommunicate change of condition to charge nurse that requires PRN medication prior to PRN administrationFollow proper infection control techniques during medication administration and other resident care proceduresEnsures an adequate amount of fluids is given with meds and supplemental feedings are given as orderedAssist with meal service and feeding residents as assigned or neededDocument meal % intake and offer substitutes to residents with less that 50% consumed if applicableUses equipment correctly and safely during the preparation of medications and resident care proceduresAdministers medication within the regulatory time framesKeep medication cart clean and locked when not being utilizedUtilize time between medication passes efficientlyCommunicate orders to prevent running out of medication to Clinical CoordinatorInventory drugs to ensure meds are re-ordered and received in a timely mannerAssist in ADL care of residents as neededMaintain security and count of narcoticsAssist in the monitoring of emergency and safety equipment on the assigned unitAssist in the monitoring of the CNA flow sheets to ensure proper documentation guidelines and report lapses to Unit ManagerAssist in the follow-up of quality improvement issues as indicatedGather D/C medications for destructions per policy and procedures, document on appropriate forms and give to Charge Nurse.Other duties as assignedMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:High school diploma or GEDValid Texas Medication Aide and CNA certificationAbility to organize work flow and document timely and accuratelyAbility to maintain a positive, stable disposition in performing work in association with staff and residents.Ability to maintain a high level of performance in an environment of frequent demands and changesAbility to read, write and effectively communicate in EnglishExcellent verbal and written communication skillsAbility to handle confidential information, use judgment and make decisionsAbility to work independent of close and constant supervisionAbility to perform Essential Duties Genuine caring for and interest in the care of mature adults, people with disabilities and hospice patientsAbility to perform work tasks within the Physical Demand Requirements Ability to comply with the Resident Bill of Rights and Employee ResponsibilitiesAbility to comply with organizational and departmental safety policies and procedures

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