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Medication Aide Lead - Full Time - Days

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE

Why work for Nebraska Methodist Health System?
At Nebraska Methodist Health System, we focus on providing exceptional care to the communities we serve and people we employ. We call it The Meaning of Care – a culture that has and will continue to set us apart. It’s helping families grow by making each delivery special, conveying a difficult diagnosis with a compassionate touch, going above and beyond for a patient’s needs, or giving a high five when a patient beats a disease or conquers a personal health challenge. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a great work environment where all employees are valued! Most importantly, our employees are part of a team that makes a real difference in the communities we live and work in.

Job Summary:

Work Schedule: 5:45am to 6:15pm

Performs various direct and indirect resident care activities and functions under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse or Leadership to meet the needs of the unit and the facility.

Direct patient care functions include but are not limited to: Administration of medications and treatments, taking vital signs, charting, escorting and transporting residents and assisting with activities of daily living.

Indirect resident care activities and functions include but are not limited to: housekeeping and supply maintenances within a safe, protective environment.

Reports resident changes to nurse.


Essential Functions

Performs Medication Aide (MA) mentoring duties as required and in a competent and professional manner.

  • Performs orientation for MA's.
  • Educates new employees regarding facility policies, procedures and processes.
  • Functions as a teacher role model and supporter during orientation and beyond.
  • Completes orientation documentation requirements.

Trains and documents competency for MA's as assigned by staff development.

  • Completes competency documentation requirements.

Provides direct resident care under the supervision of licensed professional nursing team.

  • Consistently promotes a positive resident and employee experience.
  • Assists with or completes oral hygiene, bathing, dressing, shaving, nail care and hair care of the residents with complete accuracy according to plan of care.
  • Assists Staff Nurse with treatment procedures as directed, in an accurate and precise manner.
  • Prepares and transports or ambulates residents for meals, sets up each resident and resident's tray within 15 minutes of arrival; assists in feeding residents (if necessary) and distributes water and other nourishments according to resident's needs; regularly provides residents with fresh water.
  • Assists and accompanies resident in the admission, transfer, and discharge process while assuring comfort and safety; performs and documents resident admission data correctly.
  • In accordance with policies and legal limitations, administers specified medication, and provides accurate and complete documentation in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
  • Provides Indirect Resident Care by ensuring privacy for all residents by closing doors, utilizing curtains, shades down (at and during cares), keeping resident properly covered during cares, knocking on doors before entering and using low tone voice.
  • Demonstrates an awareness and understanding of residents' needs for comfort and safety; follows through accurately to provide residents with good nursing care. Keeps call light within resident's reach, answers call lights promptly and courteously and responds to requests.
  • Cleans work areas on own initiative; maintains assigned residents rooms in a clean and sanitary condition at all times; as in cleaning and organizing of the work area.
  • Assumes responsibility for residents' clothing and personal property (prosthetic devices,  hearing aids, glasses, etc.) by securing items in accordance with established procedures; accurately notes and always provides for safe care of residents' valuables.
  • Accurately marks all residents' valuables and clothing.

Participates in Lead MA educational and meeting requirements.


5:45am to 6:15pm

Job Description:

Job Requirements


  • Successful completion 75 hour Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course required.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent General Educational Development (G.E.D.) preferred. May include specialized or vocational courses.
  • Medical terminology education preferred.


  • 40 Hour Medication Aide Certification required.
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred to have at time of hire, required within 3 months of hire.


  • Two years CNA experience required.
    • Preferably in a Long Term Care/Skilled Care facility.
  • Two years Medication Aide experience required.
    • Preferably in a Long Term Care/Skilled Care facility.


  • Work is straight forward and requires a broad range of tasks.
  • Requires the ability to solve problems of a nature that are similar to past experiences/problems.
  • Requires interpretation of documents, rules, procedures, and instructions and will require some application of judgment.
  • Requires good observation skills and the ability to coordinate care within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Requires good oral and written skills in order to successfully communicate with team, and the ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

Physical Requirements


  • Continuous stand/walk or lift/handle/carry material or equipment of moderate weight (20 to 50 lbs.) Examples: Nurse, LPNs and physical therapists.


  • Located in an indoor area. Examples: patient care providers and laboratory technicians.


  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration  (OSHA) Category 1: Tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, tissues, and other potentially infectious materials.

About Methodist:

Nebraska Methodist Health System is made up of four hospitals in Nebraska and southwest Iowa, more than 30 clinic locations, a nursing and allied health college, and a medical supply distributorship and central laundry facility. From the day Methodist Hospital was chartered in 1891, service to our communities has been a top priority. Financial assistance, health education, outreach to our diverse communities and populations, and other community benefit activities have always been central to our mission.

Nebraska Methodist Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by Federal, state or local law.

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Date Posted May 9, 2023
Date Closes June 28, 2023
Requisition JR30907
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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