Sanford Health Medication Assistant Certified Long Term Care - Sylvan Court in Canby, Minnesota
Job Title: Medication Assistant Certified Long Term Care | Sylvan Court | Canby
Department : Routine Nursing Home - Canby
Job Schedule: PRN
Hours Per Shift: 8 hr
The Medication Assistant (MA) serves as caregiver who provides resident-centered nursing care and daily living assistance to assigned residents under the supervision of a charge nurse. Knowledge of and delivers age-appropriate care related to the physical and psychological needs of the resident as per plan of care. Provides assistance with basic health care needs including daily living activities that may include, but are not limited to, bathing, toileting, grooming, dressing/undressing, obtaining and recording vital signs, and providing psychosocial support and other personal care to assigned resident. May assist the resident in transferring, repositioning, and walking using correct and appropriate transfer techniques and equipment and provides range of motion and passive exercises. Completes tasks related to food preparation and dining, while creating a positive dining experience for the resident. They may assist residents with meals and snacks; provide water and supplements as appropriate. If needed, may aid providers and nursing staff members with procedures. Administers prescribed medications as delegated by a licensed nurse and within their scope of practice as defined by state regulations. Documents the outcomes related to resident care, medication administration, behavior, activity, and dietary. Communicates changing condition, medication follow-up and care related concerns/responses to the charge nurse. Collects non-invasive body fluid specimens and gathers vital signs. Provides housekeeping and laundry services to assist residents with keeping living areas clean and operational. Provides assistance and documentation with wellness and recreational programs and encourages residents to participate. May participate in departmental/organization committees and task forces as needed.
Adheres to legal regulations and organizational policies when discussing patient health information. Responsible for promoting a safe environment for patients, families, staff, residents, and visitors and working collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary heath care team to provide the best outcome for patients. Performs routine cleaning and disinfecting tasks in certain areas of a healthcare organization. Operates and maintains medical equipment based on specific policies. Monitors patient progress and identifies issues and concerns regarding progress. Maintains a high standard in relation to infection control mechanisms for patient safety. Evaluates patient’s progress and communicates with multidisciplinary team members. Documents the critical elements within a patient chart to help others. Collects medical specimens with strict adherence to established procedures and test requisitions. Assists with daily living of numerous patients with a wide variety of health conditions. Administer medications prescribed by providers.
High school graduate or general equivalency diploma (GED) required.
Minimum age of 18 preferred. Prior clinical or nursing assistant experience in long-term care preferred.
Satisfactorily completes yearly department specific competency testing and maintains a record of continuing education credits for each year. A minimum of 12 hours continuing education are required annually based on state requirements. Maintains all department specific required certifications. When applicable, may need a valid Driver's License and auto insurance. North Dakota and Iowa: Require Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification with the State Board of Nursing. CNA certification must be maintained with the State Board of Nursing. Successful completion of a state-approved Certified Medication Aide/Assistant course once CNA certification is obtained. Minnesota: Must have nursing assistant certification, have completed the 75-hour course and be registered with the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry. Successful completion of a state-approved Trained Medication Assistant course. South Dakota: Must successfully complete the state approved Certified Medication Aide (CMA) course. CMA certification must be maintained with the State Board of Nursing.
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Job Function: Nursing
Job Schedule: PRN
Req Number: WD01746