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Trained Medication Assistant

Trained Medication Assistant

ID 
2017-11681
Posted Date 
12/7/2017
Category 
Nursing
Days/Hours 
EVENINGS
Type 
Part-Time
Location  
US-MN-North Branch

More information about this job

Overview

Want to work for a company that cares? Put your passion for serving others to work as a Trained Medication Assistant (TMA) at Ecumen North Branch!

We’re hiring caring, compassionate people like you to provide personal care and health-related services to help make the lives of our residents more fulfilling and enjoyable. As a caregiver at Ecumen, you’ll put people at the heart of what you do and find new ways to exceed people’s expectations every day.

Ecumen is over 150-years-old and one of the nation’s top 25 non-profit providers of senior housing and aging services. This year, we’re happy to celebrate our 10th year as a “Best Place to Work.”

Responsibilities

The Trained Medication Assistant (TMA) is responsible for providing direct care and medication administration to residents consistent with the individual plan of care and under the direction of licensed staff. The TMA is a Certified Nursing Assistant with additional training in the area of medication administration.

 

Essential job responsibilities include:

 

  1. Administers medications to patients/residents under the direction of a licensed nurse.

  2. Documents all medications provided, including correct medication, correct dosage and correct time given to correct residents.

  3. Immediately notifies nurse of any medication errors or refusals by resident to take medication.

  4. Maintains and controls all medications, keeping medications secure and safe at all times. Follows all state and federal guidelines as it relates to administering, dispensing, storage and disposal of all medications

  5. Responds to resident call lights and requests, and notifies nurse of any resident care needs or changes in condition.

  6. Observes and reports any unsafe conditions and/or equipment malfunction to management.

  7. Performs all Certified Nursing Assistant functions as required (i.e. feeding, lift and transfer, ADL’s, etc.).

Qualifications

Trained Medication Assistant

Minimum Required Qualifications:

 

  • Must be 18 years old or older.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (currently on NAR Registry in good standing) and successful completion of Trained Medication Assistant course.
  • Minimum 1000 working hours as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
  • Current valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance (if applicable).
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats.
  • Ability to follow all safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the facility including but not limited to: Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy, HIPAA, Resident’s Bill of Rights, Universal Precaution, AWAIR, OSHA, Right to know, SDS, ADA, HUD Policy and Procedures, Fair Housing laws and regulations.
  • Basic mathematical skills for counting, distributing, and documenting medications provided.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Demonstrated customer service and leadership skills while working in a Skilled Nursing Facility (Care Center)
  • Previous experience working with seniors.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ecumen is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability or veteran status.

 

We participate in E-Verify and pre-employment drug testing.