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Five Star Quality Care, Inc. Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 2 weeks ago

Key Responsibilities

At this time, we are seeking a Medication Aide to join our team!

Responsibilities

  • This is the job of the Medication Aide to administer oral and external medications to residents under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical/vocational nurse.

  • Follows current standards of hygiene, safety and infection control when handling, storing and disposing of medications.

  • Administers medications within 60 minutes of scheduled time.

  • Takes and records vital signs upon administration of medications when required.

  • Recognizes the resident's right to refuse medication.

  • Notifies the appropriate RN/LPN when making the decision not to administer medication or treatment.

  • Clarifies any order or treatment regimen believed to be inaccurate, ineffective or contraindicated by consulting with the appropriate licensed nurse (RN/LPN).

  • Monitors residents who self-administer medications and report deviation from the plan of care to the licensed or registered nurse.

  • Secures medication cart.

  • Removes discontinued, outdated or deteriorated drugs from inventory.

  • Recognizes and reports unsafe conditions for medication provision.

  • Accurately documents medication provision.

  • Recognizes and reports general reactions to medications.

  • Recognizes the limitations of the Medication Aide role.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Graduate of a state approved nursing assistant training program and passed a state approved competency examination.

  • Successful completion of a state approved Medication Aide course and is approved to administer oral and external medication.

  • Ability to perform medication administration in accordance with state regulations.

  • Strong communication skills.

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