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Certified Medication Aide - Tsali Care Center
Job Code:2020-04-006
Department:Tsali Care
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Minimum12.22
Salary Midpoint14.36
Position Closes:
Open Until Filled

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:

Primary Function:
Primarily to assist the nurses in the administration of routine medications to residents residing in the nursing facility. The medication administration shall be under the direction of the floor nurse and in accordance with the established nursing standards, policies, procedures and practices of this facility and the governing regulations of nursing facilities established by the federal and state governments. The medication aide will also be required to perform the duties in the facility's C.N.A. Job Description on a daily basis.

Education /Experience:
• Must have a high school diploma or GED;
• Must already be a Certified Nursing Assistant or have previous medical experience with the willingness to obtain CNA certification within 4 months after being hired to qualify for this position;
• Must have successfully completed the 24-hour training course through a state-approved program and be listed on the NC Medication Aide Registry with no substantiated findings of abuse, neglect or misappropriation of resident property;
• Must have NA-1 certification from an approved program and be listed on the NC NA-1 Registry with no substantiated findings of abuse, neglect or misappropriation of resident property;
• Must successfully complete a clinical skills validation for those medication administration tasks to be performed in the facility. This validation must be conducted by an RN;
• Must be under the immediate supervisor of a licensed nurse at all times;
• Must renew Medication Aide and NA-1 Certification every 2 years.
• Three to six months would be necessary to become proficient in most phases of this position.
• Experience providing care to ill or elderly would be helpful.
• Must possess sufficient and legible written and verbal skills in order to communicate with residents and health care providers.

Job Knowledge:
Must have thorough knowledge of the policies, procedures, and guidelines of the EBCI Health Delivery, standard CNA practices, applicable OSHA mandates, and related regulatory controls. Requires the ability to perform various CNA skills using assigned clinical equipment. Must have basic clerical skills, including the ability to maintain records, files, and logs. Must be able to collate data and prepare reports as required. Must maintain specified certifications and a North Carolina driver's license. Must have good communication skills, both written and verbal. Must have an understanding of the EBCI culture, life styles, and risk factors.