Job Summary: The overall purpose of the medication aide is to administer medications to residents in accordance to the rules and regulations governing the licensing and functioning of Level IV Residential Care Facilities, Certified Residential Medication Aides (C.R.M.A.)perform these tasks as ordered by physicians, under the supervision of a licensed nurse, in accordance with state and federal rules and regulations, and consistent with facility policies. C.R.M.A.s also perform routine daily tasks required in maintaining the health, comfort, and well being of the residents. Functions within the constraints of established policy and procedure consistent with accepted/allowed standards of practice and state and federal regulations. Working contacts include: residents, residents' families, medical professionals and other facility staff. Is assigned responsibility/authority for decisions specific to assigned functions under the direction of a licensed nurse, but may seek additional direction from the charge nurse, nurse supervisor, director of clinical services or administrator as may be appropriate. C.R.M.A.s are also assigned resident care when not being utilized as C.R.M.A.s.
Requirements: Current CNA certification in the state of Maine. Listing on the Maine State CNA Registry without annotation. Current Health Care Provider (HCP) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA). Must have a Residential Care Specialist 1, or Personal Support Specialist (PSS) Certificate. May be trained within 4 months of employment. Must have state approved 40 hour certificated medication administration certification. Must possess basic mathematical skills so as to be able to accurately administer proper medication dosage. Highly developed observation skills are desirable. Must be tolerant, patient, and treat residents with dignity and respect.
Skills: Basic computer knowledge.