Diversicare Healthcare Services & Diversicare Therapy Services

Certified Medication Aide

Job ID
2020-35759
Type
PRN
Location Name
Sedgwick Nursing & Rehab Center
Shift
1st, 2nd
Address
712 North Monroe Ave
Location
US-KS-Sedgwick
Job Post Information* : External Company Name
Diversicare Therapy Services

Overview

 

Smile, You’ve Found Us!

 

Are you passionate about caregiving? Would you like to work with the best team in the world? If so, Diversicare invites you to apply for our CMT position.

We build on trust, respect, customer focus, compassion, diplomacy, appreciation and strong communication skills to shape the culture in our workplace. Diversicare team members play a critical role in fostering an environment of Service Excellence, which we extend to all those we are privileged to serve.

If you wish to make a difference in the lives of our patients and residents, APPLY NOW!

 

Diversicare provides post-acute care services to patients and residents at 62 skilled nursing and long-term care centers in nine states, primarily in the Southeast, Midwest and Southwest United StatesTogether, with our team of dedicated healthcare professionals, we leverage our diverse strengths to provide each patient and resident with healthcare serves that best meet their needs.

 

It is Diversicare’s Mission to “Improve every life we touch by providing exceptional healthcare and exceeding expectations.”

 

We are guided to excellence by five Core Values: Integrity, Excellence, Compassion, Teamwork and Stewardship, as well as 12 Service Standards.

 

We build on trust, respect, customer focus, compassion, diplomacy, appreciation and strong communication skills to shape the culture in our workplace. Diversicare team members play a critical role in fostering an environment of Service Excellence. Our Service Standards are in place to offer support. They lead us to what matters most to our company: creating a warm, caring, safe and professional environment for our customers and each other.

 

Our culture of impassioned service delivery is the Diversicare Difference.

 

 

 

Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

 

Work under the supervision of a licensed vocational nurse or a registered professional nurse to perform the following duties:

 

  • After authorization by the facility’s licensed nurse or the resident’s treating physician, administers PRN medications.
  • Organizes assigned medication duties to pour, pass, and document all routine prescribed medications and to give PRN medication only upon the instruction of the licensed nurse. 
  • Must document all PRN’s according to State Standards in all areas of the chart.
  • Observe and report to the facility’s charge licensed nurse reactions and side effects of medication commonly administered to nursing facility’s residents.
  • Take and record vital signs prior to administration of medications which could affect or change the vital signs.
  • Administer and document regularly prescribed medications which the medication aide is permitted to administer only after personally preparing (setting up) of those medications to be administered.  Document the medications given in the resident’s clinical record.
  • Administer oxygen per nasal channel or a non-sealing face mask only in an emergency.  Immediately after the emergency, the medication aide shall verbally notify the licensed nurse on duty or on call and appropriately  document the activity and notification.
  • At discretion of charge nurse, count narcotics, give all routine prescribed narcotics, and document same on individual sheet and medication sheet.

 

Qualifications

  • Must have successfully completed state approved school of medication administration.
  • Must carry current acknowledgment card or certification issued by state agency.
  • Must be willing to abide by restrictions placed on his/her job by state agency.
  • Must be a certified nursing assistant.

 

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