Certified Medication Aide Duties and Responsibilities:
*Administer Medication to patients per doctors’ prescriptions, observing correct times to dispense these medications. This includes dispensing oral, topical, and other types of medication
* Supervise residents as they administer their own medication, ensuring that all prescriptions are taken properly and that dosage instructions are followed.
*Observe patients, noting any changes to their appearance or behavior, and answer questions about medications from patients and family members.
*Take Vital Signs and record patient vital signs.
*Flag Problem Prescriptions
*Alert Charge Nurse of potential medication interactions and signs that patients are having a poor reaction to certain medications.
*Maintain Records, accurately recording when medications have been dispensed and adding other care notes as necessary.
*Follow Safe Handling Procedures
* Properly store medication. This includes refrigerating certain medications and keeping narcotics and potentially dangerous medications in safe storage so they are not accessible to patients.
*Assist Nursing nursing staff with patient care as requested. This includes helping to lift and transport patients and assisting with the operation of various medical equipment.