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Certified Medication Aide in Bel Aire, KS at Ascension Living

Date Posted: 3/6/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    6700 East 45th Street North
    Bel Aire, KS
  • Job Type:
    Health Care
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Responsible for distribution of medication per physician orders to residents and participants. Performs delegated activities; including activities of daily living and basic nursing care procedures for those we serve. Performs duties and presents oneself in a manner that would lead to high levels of satisfaction. Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team.

Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

• Deliver nursing care which includes administering medications and treatments as prescribed by a physician consistent with ministry policies and procedures.

• Order medications from pharmacy per ministry policy

• Provides support with Activities of Daily Living as assigned in a safe manner, consistent with the policies and procedures of the ministry.

• Documents tasks completed per ministry policy.

• Contributes to resident safety by identifying safety hazards and emergency situations and initiates corrective action as appropriate.

• Contributes to continuity of care by effectively communicating services provided and changes in the resident's condition or family interactions in a timely manner.

• Complies with ministry’s infection control policies and procedures.

• May perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Management Responsibilities:

This position has no management responsibilities.

Job Requirements


Education and/or Experience

• High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred

• A minimum of one year experience as a Certified Medication Aide is preferred

Behavioral Skills

• Possess a personal presence characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals and values of Via Christi Health.

• Creates and maintains a partnership between employees, the community, and those we serve that fosters an environment honoring individual preferences, choices and traditions.

• Exhibits well developed communication skills, and is able to professionally receive and follow oral instructions in English.

• Ability to cope with mental and emotional stress related to the position, function independently, having flexibility, consistency and professionalism.

• Develops and sustains safe, positive and productive work habits.

• Demonstrates compliance with all Via Christi policies and procedures.

Technical Skills

• Maintains knowledge of medication administration, duration and side effects.

• Demonstrates procedural competencies for assigned tasks.

• Working knowledge of basic computer systems in order to complete data entry required.

• Ability to navigate the internet and Via Christi intranet required

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

• Valid Certified Medication Administration (CMA) certification in the state which employed required.

• CPR certification preferred

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Frequently required to push and pull items, such as resident/patient beds, requiring a force of up to 75 pounds.

• Frequently required to carry or lift items weighing up to 25 pounds at waist height. Required to obtain assistance of another qualified employee when attempting to lift objects over 25 pounds.

• Frequently required to assist in maneuvering resident/patients weighing 100-400 pounds and occasionally required to assist in maneuvering resident/patients weighing over 400 pounds.

• Tolerate standing and walking for up to 8 hours at a time on hard and soft surfaces.

• Frequently perform activities that require stooping, bending and reaching, squatting, balancing, and trunk twisting throughout the day.

• Constantly able to effectively communicate.

• Occasionally required to sit in a stationary position for up to 30 minutes at one time.

• Frequently able to detect and discern both loud and soft sounds such as resident calls, verbal orders, monitors, and phone calls.

• Frequently able to use hands and fingers to perform simple and fine motor handling tasks, such as taking vital signs, writing, and using a keyboard.

• Frequently able to use different types of visual perceptions to perform activities such as moving medical equipment, evaluating resident/patients, reading monitors and charts, and reading computer screens.

• Occasionally required to detect unusual odors that could indicate infection or other problems with a resident, or environmental issues such as smoke.

Via Christi Villages / Ascension Senior Living is an EqualEmployment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Applicantsreceive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color,religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data,religion or other legally protected status.