Job Title: Medication Aide
Job Code: 102024
DEPARTMENT FUNCTION/JOB OVERVIEW
Responsible for coordinating and providing quality care to an assigned team of patients. Delivers direct patient care, provides prescribed medication and treatments within scope of practice and under the direction of a licensed nurse. Responsible for understanding and implementing the patient plan of care to deliver quality care within the clinical service systems and according to Madonna's philosophy and mission. Responsible for reporting adverse patient condition changes to supervisor. Work will be performed in an ethical and legal manner following organizational policies, processes, protocols and procedures. Responsible for quality service delivery and internal/external customer relations for Madonna as a whole, including upholding the mission and values for the department and facility.
Medical devices used in work, include but are not limited to:
Stethoscope/sphygmomanometer Transfer devices
Tympanic thermometer Humidifier
Suction machine Trauma tub
Oxygen cylinder or tank Bladder Volume Instrument
In-wall oxygen Bed scale
Oxygen flow meter Digital wheelchair scale
Medication inhalers Beds, wheelchairs, stretchers
Nebulizers Paging system
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Medium work with frequent lifting. Manual patient transfer or reposition which does not exceed the equivalent of 35 pounds of force to lift, push or pull. Requires sufficient strength to produce 50 pounds of force to push a wheelchair with a 300-pound individual on level surfaces. Constant walking with maximum duration of up 30 minutes sustained walking on tile, carpet and other surfaces. Must tolerate frequent standing with sustained periods of up to 1 hour on tile, carpet, and shower surfaces. Must tolerate frequent sitting with sustained periods of up to 1 hour. Frequent reaching with both arms at low, waist, and high levels. Frequent grasping of both hands for transfers and repositioning requiring normal grip strength based on national averages. Frequent stooping, bending, and twisting are required for patient care. Constant near visual acuity to evaluate and monitor patients. Ordinary hearing and speaking skills. May be exposed to biohazardous materials.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education/training and/or Experience)
State required age qualification of at least 18 years old. Is listed on the State Registry as a Nurse Aide. Current Madonna Nurse Aide with demonstrated skills/ability on patient care unit, six months working experience as a Nurse Aide at Madonna preferred. Successful completion of the state approved Medication Aide training program which includes a 40-hour classroom course and a State administered test. State renewal of Medication Aide every 2 years. State renewal includes proof of annual competency skills completed during the six month preceding the expiration date and completion of the State renewal application. Is listed on the State medication aide registry.
Background checking is conducted on applicants for this position with the agencies as required by Nebraska State regulations in addition to any other agencies as determined by Madonna. Applicants must sign authorization forms (when required by the agency) to release information to Madonna.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: Madonna is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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