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Certified Medicine Adie / PRN

Description
At Charlestown retirement community located in Catonsville, MD we provide our staff with an engaging company culture, excellent work life balance, and a career where you can make a difference in peoples' lives every day. We offer a beautiful scenic campus, a community centered on values, and workplace that inspires you to do your best every day.
Accurately administer and documents, medications ordered by Medical Staff. Performs all tasks as indicated within Geriatric Nursing Assistant job description.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Effectively implements individualized resident care plans
2. Responds in a timely fashion to all resident requests
3. Provide timely, accurate and complete documentation on TAR's and GNA Care Plans
4. Accurate, complete skin assessments and any changes reported immediately
5. Administers resident medications according to the institution's policies and procedures without significant errors
6. Maintains accurate medication administration records as per established procedures; signs off medications as they are given
7. Notifies nurse in a timely fashion, of a change in a resident's condition
8. Performs pulse and blood pressure measurements, and documents in MAR as needed prior to medication administration
9. Notifies nurse of a resident's need for prn medication
10. Weekly and PRN update of resident's ability to take medications to the charge nurse, i.e., the need for crushing or extra fluids
11. Administers prescribed routine oral, topical, suppositorial and optic medications as ordered by the Primary Care Provider
12. Respond to all resident requests (verbally or call-light) for assistance
13. Competent in required job skills and knowledge, as evidenced by annual skills checklist
14. Ability to provide range of motion, proper positioning, and assist with resident ambulation
15. Follows all Nursing Department Policies & Procedures
16. Administers medication with knowledge of action, route of administration, side effects and contraindications
17. Obtains vital signs prior to administering specific medications and promptly reports any changes from normal
18. Gives complete report to charge nurse as needed during the day and at the end of the shift on all residents on assignment
19. Assists in Dining Room regularly as assigned
20. Maintains neat and organized medication cart
Qualifications
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Current certification from the State Board of Nursing; active status on Geriatric Nursing Assistant registry; current proof of required CEU's as a Certified Medicine Aide.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:
Certified Geriatric Nursing Aide Certificate and placed on state registry. Certificate from and approved Medicine Aide course in the state
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.
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