Certified Medication Aide
Location Information Somerford House & Place Frederick is a beautiful community in Frederick, MD, with more than 90 units offering assisted living and Alzheimer's care. Key Responsibilities At this time, we are seeking a Certified Medication Aide to join our team! Responsibilities It 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 Removes discontinued, outdated or deteriorated drugs from inventory.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. Shift/Hours Daytime Our Core Values We Put People First We Act With Integrity We Mind the Business We Listen, Then Act Decisively We Work to be Our Best About Five Star Five Star Senior Living Inc., a national healthcare and senior living provider headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, proudly offers the highest quality service and care with the warmth and hospitality of home. Founded in 2000, Five Star has two major operating division: Five Star Senior Living and AGEILITY Physical Therapy Solutions. The Five Star Senior Living division includes more than 280 Independent Living, Assisted Living, Alzheimer's/Memory Care, Healthcare Centers with Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Retirement Communities. With communities in over 30 states and more than 25,000 team members, Five Star is committed to maximizing our residents' independence and enhancing their lifestyles. 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