Qualified Medication Aide
Reports to: Charge Nurse
Responsible to set up and administer medications and treatments under the direction and supervision of a licensed nurse (LPN or RN) and to function as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
Must be certified as a QMA (Qualified Medication Aide) by the State of Indiana and must also be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in good standing with the State.
Must have successfully passed a State approved examination and received training that includes expanded areas of practice by January 2005.
Must have ability to read, write and follow oral and written directions at a level necessary to complete the job.
Must be able to relate positively and favorably to residents and families and to work cooperatively with other associates.
Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance.
Must meet all federal, state and local health regulations, pass post-offer drug test, pass post-offer background checks, and pass post-employment physical exam if required.
Must be capable of performing the essential job functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS (WITH OR WITHOUT THE AID OF MECHANICAL DEVICES)
Walking, reaching, and bending. Grasping, pushing, pulling, and lifting a minimum of 50 pounds. Fine hand-motor coordination. Ability to stand for a long period of time. Ability to distinguish odors, tastes, and temperatures. Ability to hear and respond to resident requests. Ability to communicate with residents, families, co-workers and supervisors. Ability to identify potentially hazardous conditions by sight. Ability to read and write in English. Ability to remain calm under stress. Ability to think clearly and make decisions. Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Ability to understand and apply training and in-service education.