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Certified Medication Assistant

Company: Hackensack University Medical Center
Location: Holmdel
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Overview How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system. The Certified Mediciaion Assistant administers medication to residents as delegated by the Registered Nurse in accordance to facility policy. Provides direct resident care to ensure resident's plan of care is followed. Completes all required documentation as per state/federal guidelines. Follows all facility policies and procedures. Responsibilities A day in the life of a Certified Medication Assistant at Hackensack Meridian Health's Nursing and Rehab facilities include: Delivery of Care: Demonstrates ability to provide appropriate resident care. Provides resident care as per Resident Care Plan. Includes the following tasks: ROM exercises, Ambulation, Transfer, ADLS, Assisting with meals and feeding, Bed making, Personal Hygiene, Skin Checks, AM and HS care, Vital signs, Answer pendants promptly, Postmortem care, Assist with room changes, and Participate in reports. Administer medication to residents as delegated by the RN / DON in accordance to facility policy. Documents administration of medications on the Medication Administration Record. Reports any issues to nurse in charge. Reports any refusal of medication or observes side effects or adverse effects to the medication to RN / DON. Ensures that all assigned residents are clean, neatly dressed and groomed, safe, and fed during assigned shift hours. Reports any unusual changes in resident condition to Charge Nurse. Communicates pertinent information and actual or potential problems to charge nurse throughout the shift. Completes all required documentation accurately and timely as per facility/state/federal policies. Monitor meal / room service, Vitals signs recorded as assigned. Ensures residents are wearing/using adaptive equipment as ordered. Participates in resident conferences and contributes to Service Care Plan of a resident as requested. Encourages residents to socialize and participate in activities. Additional duties as assigned Qualifications Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Computer skills, including Microsoft Office High school diploma or equivalent Standing, walking and/or continuously moving around Kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling or working in other unusual physical positions Climbing (including ladders, stepping stools, and/or stairs) or balancing Stretching and/or reaching to retrieve/replace objects Pushing, pulling, lifting and/or carrying heavy objects (20 lbs. or more) without aid of physical devices Dexterity and eye-hand coordination to perform activities which involve holding, positioning, manipulating, typing (keyboarding or data entry), etc. Visual ability to monitor instruments and computers, distinguish characters (letters, numbers, etc.) recognizes colors, observe physical characteristics, etc. Hearing ability to recognize sounds, sound patterns and/or other auditory stimuli Physical ability to react/respond quickly in emergencies, including life threatening Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: Interpersonal and customer service skills Time-management skills Multitasking and organizational skills Previous nursing experience preferred Licenses and Certifications Required: CNA or CHHA and CMA Our Network Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) is a Mandatory COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccination Facility As a courtesy to assist you in your job search, we would like to send your resume to other areas of our Hackensack Meridian Health network who may have current openings that fit your skills and experience.

Keywords: Hackensack University Medical Center, Brick , Certified Medication Assistant, Other , Holmdel, New Jersey

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