HDG Centralized Recruiting Trained Medication Aide - Full-Time ($14.00-$16.11/hour) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Evenings: 3 pm - 9:30 pm

This position is responsible for providing assigned residents with routine daily nursing cares in accordance with established facility nursing care procedures as trained and directed by the Director of Nursing (DON), Registered Nurse (RN), Unit Manager and/or other licensed nurse. The Medication Aide provides personal care services, medication passing and treatment to residents.

  • Administers, prepares, orders, stores, controls, and charts medications according to established policies and procedures and following infection control standards of practice. Medication types include: oral, rectal, topical, eye and eardrops

  • Performs resident treatments in accordance with policies and training received

  • Documents all medication administered on the medication record accurately and in accordance with standards of practice

  • Ensures medication rooms and carts are locked at all times

  • Assures stock of medications, supplies and equipment are maintained; records of all supplies used for resident treatments, as indicated

  • Follows resident care/treatment plans, documents noted changes in a resident’s physical, psychosocial, mental, or emotional conditions according to community policy and procedure.

  • Understands residents’ charts, doctor’s orders and residents’ plan of care.

  • Complies with long-term care federal and state laws, rules, and regulations.

  • Follow standard precautions and works within OSHA guidelines.

  • Ensure that residents and families receive the highest quality of service in a caring, compassionate and dignified manner which recognizes the individual’s needs and rights.

  • Remains aware and takes special precautions to ensure a clean, safe environment for residents and staff.

  • Assist residents with activities of daily living (ADL) in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort, under the direction of a licensed nurse.

  • Follows all shift routines, policy and procedures regarding accurate performance of vital signs, weights, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, using speech, language, or other functional communication system etc.

  • Answers resident call lights promptly for assigned residents and willingly supports team in answering call lights for unassigned residents.

  • Turns, lifts, positions and transports residents into and out of bed, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, according to care plan.

  • Assist resident in transferring using a transfer belt, device or appropriate lift whiling maintaining resident safety at all times. Willingly supports team in use of two person lifts, etc.

  • Ensure the residents are clean, neatly dressed, and well-groomed.

  • Neatly makes and changes bed linen.

  • Assists the resident with the restorative nursing program including but not limited to, passive and active range of motion and ambulation as appropriate.

  • Reports proactively and promptly to the nurse any illnesses, rashes, bruises, changes in the resident’s overall physical, psychosocial, mental, or emotional conditions / status.

  • Recognizes the potential for or actual skin problems and repots to the nurse as required.

  • Reports to nurse all incidents/accidents that occur involving residents, co-workers and visitors.

  • Delivers meals and assists residents with eating. Records accurate food and fluid intake.

  • Report any chewing or swallowing difficulty to the nurse on duty.

  • Reports any equipment malfunction to designated employee.

  • Attend and participate in scheduled nursing meetings.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Successful completion of a state approved medication administration course and maintained certification.

  • Previous experience as Trained/Certified Medication Aide in long-term care preferred.

  • Must have and maintain an active CNA Certification and registration in good standing on the state registry.

  • Must have and maintain an active Trained/Certified Medication Aide certification.

  • CPR certification preferred.

  • Flexible work schedule (mornings, afternoons, nights, weekends, holidays, etc.) which may include hours beyond eight hours in a day, or 40 hours in a week.

  • Follows all attendance policies and procedures, including punctuality and proper timeclock usage.

  • Compliance with infectious disease policies and procedures related to, but not limited to tuberculosis screening of health-care workers.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.