Medication Aide – WhiteStone – A Masonic & Eastern Star Community – Greensboro, NC

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WhiteStone has been serving Seniors with service excellence for over 100 years! As the first CCRC established in the state of North Carolina in 1912, Whitestone has set the standard for Senior Living in our area developing a reputation for 5-star service to our residents ensuring high quality care.

Our employees have been the key to that success and we are so excited to share the news!! We are currently expanding and are continuing to build a magnificent team!

As an Employer of Choice, we are committed to an employee culture that embraces true employee engagement, allowing opportunities to share ideas and suggestions that impact how we serve our residents. At WhiteStone, you will not be just an employee, you will be a significant part of our community where involvement is key to our success.

Looking for something new and exciting? We may have an opportunity that is right for you!

Currently seeking compassionate, hospitality-minded Medication Aide to provide resident centered care to those we serve.

We have Part Time openings on 1st and 3rd shift available.

We would love to have you on our team!

Apply below to join our WhiteStone Family!

Medication Aide

The Certified Medication Aide assists with the administration of medications under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. Assists licensed nursing staff by performing routine nursing duties and activities of daily living.

Certified Nursing Assistant Duties:

  • Assists residents with dressing, grooming, eating, bathing, positioning, turning, toileting and exercising.
  • Gives treatments, perform tests, carry‑out procedures and collect specimens as instructed.
  • Reports and records observations and results of treatments, tests, procedures and specimens when indicated.
  • Transfers, transports and escorts residents as needed.
  • Answers signal lights promptly.
  • Changes bed linens, makes beds and keeps rooms clean and orderly.

Certified Medication Aide Duties:

  • Safely prepares, administers, and charts oral, topical, and suppository drugs. The medication aide who prepares the medicine administers same.
  • Checks and prepares each dose immediately preceding administration.
  • Follows administration protocol:
    • Checks medication with transcribed or original order.
    • Checks all information on label or package for accuracy and clarity.
    • Clearly identifies the resident with proper medication.
  • Considers the following when administering a medication.
    • General use of the medication
    • Therapeutic action
    • Usual dosage
    • Factors modifying dosage and effects
    • Precautions and contraindications
    • Antidote, if known
    • Route and frequency of administration
    • Signs of deterioration of the medication
  • Checks with the charge nurse if there are any questions regarding any medication.
  • Records administration of the medication on resident’s medication administration record. Discards medication refused or otherwise not given and records on medication administration record.
  • Reports medication errors or reactions to medications immediately to the charge nurse, who, in turn, reports to the resident’s attending physician and completes the necessary documentation.
  • Performs accurate pulse and blood pressure and recognizes their significance in drug therapy.
  • Administers PRN medication only under the following directives.
    • FOR NON-LEGEND (OTC) DRUGS
      • May be administered without prior permission
    • FOR LEGEND PRN DRUGS
      • CMA informs the charge nurse who first makes a bedside assessment;
      • documents that assessment on the clinical record; giving permission of the CMA to administer medication; or charge nurse administers same. The CMA charts PRN medication on the medication administration record and in the nursing notes.
  • Signs and has access to the controlled schedule drug cabinet.
  • Administers medication only upon a written physician’s order.

Limitations:

  • Transcribing physician’s original orders to medicine charts or kardexes;
  • Administering any parental medications;
  • Administering any substances by nasogastric or gastrostomy tubes;

Other Duties:

  • Maintains safe and sanitary workstations and equipment.
  • Encourages independence, attendance at activities, restorative programs and rehabilitation.
  • Attends in-service training and education session, as assigned.
  • Performs specific work duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
WELLNESS FOCUS
WhiteStone employees are expected to promote a healthy community culture for all residents and employees. This is a whole-person approach to health and wellness, which includes eight dimensions of wellness: Emotional, Environmental, Health Services, Intellectual, Physical, Social, Spiritual and Vocational. Through these efforts, we can ensure and exceed residents’ wellness needs relating to their mind, body and soul, which may also have a positive effect on the employees, as a result.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Successful completion from a State approved geriatric nursing assistant training program. Prior geriatric nursing aide experience is preferred. Registration with State registry required.
  • Successful completion of State approved Medicine Aide Course, and when applicable, the continuing education course.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions in English, communicate effectively, and perform simple arithmetic. Ability to document care given.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS
Frequent standing, stooping, bending, stretching, squatting; may be exposed to blood and body fluids which may contain HIV and/or HBV; must be able to transport residents via wheelchair, Geri chair or shower chair, pushing up to 50 lbs. unassisted. Must be able to transfer, lift, turn and position a resident weighing up to 125 lbs. assisted. Must be able to stoop, bend, stretch, squat, stand, and walk for up to 90% of the work day. May be subjected to offensive odors and combative behavior. Must be able to reach up to a level of six feet; must be able to push a dietary cart up to 40 lbs. unassisted. Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. frequently, and 50 lbs. occasionally.

Criminal background, drug screen, references required. EOE

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