Location:
Arlington, TX, US
REQ #:
00701631
Posted at:
2019-12-20 11:00:02
Certified Medication Aide Description

Summary

Administers oral and external medications to residents under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical / vocational nurse.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepares and administers medications to residents following established procedures.
  • Verifies identity of resident receiving medication and records name of drug, dosage, and time of administration on specified forms or records.
  • Clarifies any order or treatment regimen believed to be inaccurate, ineffective or contraindicated by consulting with appropriate licensed practitioner. Notifies supervisor when making the decision not to administer.
  • Takes and records vital signs upon administration of medications when required.
  • Orders and re-orders medications and returns all discharge medications for credit in compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Maintains neat, clean, and orderly medication room and cart. Takes appropriate precautions to make sure residents / patient do not have access to medications other than those prescribed.
  • Completes required forms and documents in accordance with company policy and state and/or federal regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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