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Med Aide

 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.

Job Category: Med Aide
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Sylvan Shores

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