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Medication Aide


Serve as a member of the nursing department and assist the facility Registered Nurse to promote the physical and mental health of residents. Facilitate medication administration according to physician orders and agency procedures. Assist agency nurse with monitoring residents for concerns with medication regime, possible side effects, or potential drug interactions. The Medication Aide ensures the confidentiality of both residents and employees at all times. Provide support and back-up to agency nurse and Child Care staff as needed/requested.


Essential Job Functions:


? ? Successfully complete the Level 1 Medication Administration Certification class.


? ? Dispense medication as prescribed by physician and according to agency procedures.


? ? Maintain accurate medication records, including but not limited to counting controlled medications.


? ? Monitor for medication refills or stock OTC medications and order medications as needed.


? ? Be familiar with all resident medications and physician orders.


? ? Maintain medication carts and medication rooms in a clean and organized manner.


? ? Monitor and stock first aid bags in all living areas on campus and all agency vehicles.


? ? Keep possession of assigned keys at all times. Be aware of and report any circumstances which might compromise the safety/security of any resident.


?? Assist with risk management and quality improvement activities as requested.


?? As requested, assist with initial assessment of resident illness/injury and report to agency nurse?


Supervisory Responsibilities:


Residents only.


Working Conditions:


Works in a ?home-like? cottage/house setting or an intensive service residential treatment unit.


Education: ?Minimum of High School Diploma or GED; human service college courses, Associates Degree or Bachelor?s Degree preferred. Upon employment, must pursue continuing education and/or in-service training required for this position.


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Experience: Must be at least age 21; prior child care experience preferred.


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Skills.?Ability to develop and maintain therapeutic relationships with children displaying behavioral and emotional problems; an ability to maintain an appropriate balance between being authoritative and supportive; an ability to not take children?s negative comments or behaviors personally; and must be able to make sound decisions in crisis situations and under pressure. Personal maturity is an extremely important attribute. Must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.




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