Medication Assistant Certified - Hospice Cottage
Company: Sanford Health
Location: Sioux Falls
Posted on: May 19, 2019
Job Title: Medication Assistant Certified - Hospice Cottage - Sioux
Falls City: Sioux Falls Home Health State: SD Department : VNA -
Nursing Home & Community Based Services - Hospice General Admin -
Sioux Falls Job Schedule: Part Time Shift: Varies Hours Per Shift:
12 hr JOB SUMMARY The Medication Assistant (MA) serves as caregiver
who provides patient-centered nursing care and daily living
assistance to assigned patients under the supervision of a licensed
nurse. Knowledge of and delivers age-appropriate care related to
the physical and psychological needs of the patient 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, meal
preparation, obtaining and recording vital signs, and providing
psychosocial support and other personal care to assigned patient.
May assist the patient 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. May assist patients with
meals and snacks; provides water and supplements as appropriate.
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 patient care, medication
administration, behavior, activity, and dietary. Communicates
changing condition, medication follow-up and care related
concerns/responses to the Registered Nurse. Collects non-invasive
body fluid specimens and gathers vital signs. Provides housekeeping
and laundry services to assist patients with keeping areas clean
and operational. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES 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.;Assists with daily living of numerous patients with a
wide variety of health conditions.;Administer medications
prescribed by providers.;Adheres to legal regulations and
organizational policies when discussing patient health information;
DEPARTMENT DETAILS CNA and CMA are required prior to starting in
this position. QUALIFICATIONS High school graduate or general
equivalency diploma (GED) required. Minimum age of 18 preferred.
Prior clinical or nursing assistant experience 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. Maintains all department specific required
certifications. 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.
When applicable, may need a valid Driver's License and auto
insurance. Successful completion of a state-approved Certified
Medication Aide/Assistant 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. About Sanford Health: At Sanford Health, we
are dedicated to the work of health and healing. Every day, we show
that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the
communities we serve. We are leaders in health care and strive to
provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert
medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.
In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to
research, education and community growth. We engage in medical
research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but
also cures for common diseases. We continuously seek new ways to
achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your
community, across the region and around the world. The entire team
at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and
communities. We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach.
Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.
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. City: Sioux Falls State: SD Job Function: Nursing Job Schedule:
Part Time Shift: Varies Req Number: WD03678SDL2017
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