Certified Medication Assistant in Hamilton, MT at The Goodman Group

Date Posted: 2/1/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Hamilton, MT
  • Job Type:
    Health Care
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    2/1/2018
  • Job ID:
    12829

Job Description

The primary purpose of this position is to provide each of your assigned residents with routine daily nursing care and services accordance with the resident's assessment and care plan, and as may be directed by your supervisors.

Essential Job Functions Duties and Responsibilities

Personal Nursing Functions

1.     Provide direct resident care and assist residents with in activities of daily living including dressing, eating, grooming, communicating, ambulation, toileting, and personal hygiene.

2.     Answer resident call lights and bells, determine and address their request.

3.     Assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting residents into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc.

4.     Prepare and administer medications according to health care provider instructions and within the scope of the license.

5.     Responsible for the resident’s environment so that it is comfortable and safe.

6.     Maintain, label, and store personal care items (toothbrush, hairbrush, shampoo, etc.)

7.     Assist residents in preparing and transporting for medical tests (e.g. lab work, x‑ray, therapy, dental, etc.) and activity programs.

8.     Perform restorative and rehabilitative procedures as instructed.

9.     Weigh and measure residents.  Measure and record vitals, I/O, consumption, pain and other required information.

10.  Check each resident as required and/or routinely to determine that personal care needs are being met according to the plan of care and the resident’s preference.

11.  Inform the nurse of any changes in the resident's condition (e.g. vitals, reports of pain, etc.) so that appropriate information can be acted upon.

12.  Complete pertinent clinical documentation according to policy.

13.  Assist with the care of the dying resident.  Provide post‑mortem care as instructed.

14.  Attend and participate in in-service training programs to meet state, federal, and company requirements.

Safety and Sanitation

1.     Follow established safety precautions in the performance of all duties.

2.     Clean, disinfect, and return all resident care equipment to its designated storage area after each use.

3.     Perform routine housekeeping duties (i.e., clean bed rails, over bed table, night stand, etc., that relate to nursing care procedures).

4.     Before leaving work area for breaks or the end of the work day, store all tools, equipment, and supplies.

Job Requirements

Must possess the ability to make independent decisions, follow instructions, and accept constructive criticism. Must be able to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public. Must be able to work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and potentially hostile people within the facility. Must be able to speak, write and understand English in a manner that is sufficient for effective communication with supervisors, employees, residents, and families.

Must be a licensed Certified Nursing Assistant and a licensed Medication Assistant in accordance with laws of this state.

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