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Certified Medication Aide (CMA)

Company: Orchard at Brookhaven
Location: Athens
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION: Certified Medication Aide (CMA)TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Health and Wellbeing Director (HWD)DEPARTMENT: Resident CareSTATUS: Non-Exempt / HourlySUMMARYThis position administers prescribed medications and treatments under the direct supervision of the Health and Wellbeing Director. In addition, this position will provide personal care service to the residents and perform related tasks at the community in accordance with the plan of care assigned by the Health and Wellbeing Director. QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSHigh school diploma or GEDSuccessful completion of a state approved nursing assistant training program and a state approved trained medication assistant programGood standing on the Georgia Certified Medication Aide Registry and have no record of being terminated for cause relating to the performance of medication aide tasks (Rule 111-8-63-.20 5a)Current certification in medication administration. Must be able to submit written competency test and skills check-off list prior to assuming position Must successfully clear a background check, TB skin test or x-ray, and health screeningCurrent CPR certificationCurrent certificate of training for successful completion of the five (5) hour initial fire safety training provided by the Rules and Regulations of the Georgia Safety Fire Commissioner PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESAdminister physician ordered medication to resident's and maintain related medical records under the supervision of the Health and Wellbeing DirectorVerify identity of residents receiving medication and record name of drug, dosage, route, and time of administration on specified forms of recordsPresents medication to resident and observes ingestion or other application, or administers medication, using specified proceduresTakes vital signs or observes residents to detect respond to specified types of medication and prepares report or notifies designed personnel of unexpected reactionsDocuments reasons prescribed drugs are not administeredAdheres to medication administration policyMay receive supply of ordered medications and apportion, mix, or assemble drugs for administration to residentMay record and restock medication inventoryMaintains Georgia state CMA requirements for assisted living communities (Rule 111-8-63-.20 5):5a. Good standing on Georgia CMA Registry5b. Participates in an annual CMA skills competency check which meets the requirements contained in the standardized clinical skills competency checklist used to certify medication aides.5c. Successful demonstration of CMA skills during quarterly observations conducted by a licensed registered professional nurse or a pharmacist5d. Follow state CMA protocols in order for the community to maintain compliance and successful completion of quarterly drug regimen reviews conducted by a licensed pharmacist5f. Successfully completes an annual comprehensive clinical skills competency review. The skills competency checklist is administered by a Georgia-licensed registered nurse, pharmacist or physician. Testing includes observation and verbal testing scenariosUnder the direction of the HWD, the CMA may perform the following tasks related to the administration of medications utilizing only unit or multidose packaging of medications (Rule 111-8-63-.20 5e): o Administer physician ordered oral, ophthalmic, topical, otic, nasal, vaginal and rectal medicationso Administer insulin, epinephrine, and B12 pursuant to physical direction and protocolo Administer medications via a metered dose inhalero Conduct finger stick blood glucose testing following established protocolo Administer a commercially prepared disposable enema ordered by a physiciano Assist residents in the supervisor of self-administration of medicationsProvides bed bath, shower or tub bath as appropriateProvides appropriate care of skin, hair, nails, mouth and feetProvides good body alignment, positioning, and range of motion exercises for non-ambulatory residentsAssists resident in and out of bed and with ambulationAssists resident with use of bedpan, urinal, commode and bathroomAssists with feeding and dressing residentMonitors and records temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure, as directed by the HWD. Significant changes in the residents' condition will be reported to the HWD immediatelyChanges simple dressings and ostomy bagsChange Colostomy bagsAssist with catheter caresReminds and assists resident in taking pre-measured medicationsMaintains an accurate and complete record of care provided and documents observations appropriatelyPerforms various housekeeping duties related to resident care Responsible for maintenance of electronic medical records, assuring accuracy, completeness and compliance with regulations, certification standards, legal and ethical standardsSupports, instructs and educates the resident, family, and caregiverProvides personal care to the resident in a compassionate and understanding manner consistent with the Orchard philosophyMaintains the dignity of the residentProvides person-centered care across treatment settings to improve the quality of lifeConsults and collaborates with the interdisciplinary team and others involved in the resident's careProvides leadership oversight of team members and accountability to policies and procedures such as uniform, shift start times, absenteeism and professional interactions Assists residents during activity programs, memory enhancement programs and performance improvement exerciseso Performs various laundry and meal service dutiesFocuses on solving conflict and not blaming Listens to others without interrupting and keeps emotions under control- Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things COMPETENCIESPractices infection control and special precautions in all resident care dutiesWorks with integrity; upholds organizational valuesMust be able to work semi-independently and have strong written and verbal communication skillsAbility to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating procedures, policies and employee manualsAbility to write reports and correspondenceAbility to speak effectively in front of othersAbility to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situationsHigh level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and documentation, and interaction with residents' families and families experiencing lossAttention to detail to ensure accuracyMust be proficient in English and able to read, write and follow instructions in English (Rule 111-8-63-.20 2b):Demonstrates and knowledgeable of the Six (6) Rights of Medication Pass ("Right" resident, medication, dosage, time, route, right to refuse) ORCHARD EXPECTATIONS:Adheres to all Orchard policies and procedures Maintains absolute confidentiality of all information pertaining to residents, families, and staff and adhere to all HIPAA rulesDisplays a positive and professional image and attitude in all relationships with residents, families, peers and in the community- Outlined in detail in the employee handbookMaintains positive communication and team collaborationServes as an ambassador for Orchard at all timesDemonstrates ongoing responsibility for self-educationMaintains resident and personal safety regarding occupational health and safetyAttends regularly scheduled department meetingsResponsible for maintaining all continuing education and training requirements for position Attends and participates in onsite training and continuing education as requiredParticipates in safety program, as requestedCooperates to investigate employee injuriesPromotes and support safety awareness and implement safety operationsParticipates in orientation of new employeesParticipates in volunteer orientations, training and education as requestedRemains updated on all state regulations related to positionEnsures compliance with all state and federal regulations (i.e. OSHA) Participates in the risk management programs Demonstrates the ability to be innovative and creative and have patience, high energy and resourcefulness in problem solvingAbility to work evenings, weekends and flexible hours when necessary to meet the needs of our residentsFollows Professional Dress Code policies as outlined in the employee handbook for community and department specific standardsAdheres to Orchard's No Cell Phone policy as outlined in the employee handbook at all timesPerform other related duties as assigned. ORCHARD STANDARDSAll employees are expected to uphold the Orchard F-A-M-I-L-Y mission and vision. Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Gentleness, and Self-ControlThese are the fruits of the spirit you can expect from the Orchard F-A-M-I-L-Y values and best practices.F-A-M-I-L-YFirst ImpressionsAll are welcomed with an authentic and inviting experience into the beautiful, well organized, and relaxing home we share. Accountability and IntegrityWe value the ability of our team to be reliable, personally responsible, and to honor their commitment to residents, families, leadership and one another. Accountability involves a process of seeing the need, owning the next step, and staying solution focused. Meaningful MomentsWhen it comes to creating a life worth living, each person has unique and individual needs. We are dedicated to creating purpose and wellbeing through connection with our team, local affiliates and organizations, and previous community relationships whenever possible. Information and CommunicationWe believe knowledge is power and communication is the lifeline to effective collaboration. Learning and LeadingCuriosity, willingness, and personal action create the professional path to achieving the orchard FAMILY of excellence. Yes "we can" AttitudeWith a can-do character we are committed to creative solution focused problem solving. ADA Requirements (essential functions)Physical RequirementsLiftingMore than 25 lbs, routinely More than 50 lbs, occasionally Transfer150 lb. or greater resident weight Sitting1 - 3 hours/day Standing4 - 5 hour/day Walking2 - 4 hours/day Bend, stoop, squat, and/or twistRepeatedly throughout day Climbing stairsRepeatedly throughout day Reaching3 4 hours/day arms shoulder level Use of telephone1 - 2 hours/day Working under pressure3 4 hours/day Working rapidly for long periods2 - 3 hours/day Use of keyboard/computer, printer, fax, copier1 - 2 hours/day Position requires close work; finger dexterity; adequate hearing and vision (with or without correction).May occasionally work longer than 8 hours/day. Cognitive or Mental RequirementsThe following cognitive or mental requirements are necessary on a daily basis:Critical thinkingReadingWritingMathematicsDrawing conclusions from written or computer-generated materialsAnalyzing data or report informationImplementing recommendations by coordinating persons and/or other resourcesClear verbal articulation of the English languageWorking EnvironmentIndoorsPossible exposure to communicable diseasesSkin contact with solvents or other chemicals such as alcohol, acetone, detergents, bleach, and latex glovesExposure to medical equipment with the risk of lacerations or puncturesThis job description is only a summary and is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the employee. This document is subject to change at any time.0

Keywords: Orchard at Brookhaven, Athens , Certified Medication Aide (CMA), Other , Athens, Georgia

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