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Trained Medication Assistant (TMA)

Employer
Ecumen
Location
Park Rapids, MN
Closing date
Sep 24, 2023

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Category
Healthcare
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time
Heritage Senior Living
Overview

Full Time Days, Evenings, or Overnights!

Heritage Senior Living is hiring a Trained Medication Assistant. Heritage Living Center consists of 27 assisted living rental apartment homes, as well as 64 nursing home beds, 18 additional residences for seniors requiring memory care services and is located in Park Rapids, Minnesota. Heritage Senior Living is managed by Ecumen.

Ecumen Overview

Ecumen is an industry leader dedicated to advocating for older adults by providing housing choices, compassionate healthcare, and innovative services. For 160 years Ecumen has cared for those in need. Now, as Minnesota's 8th largest senior living provider, we continue to advocate for those we serve.

Join a team where you can make a difference in advancing our mission to serve our older adults, while we commit to creating a place where everyone belongs.

Responsibilities

The Trained Medication Assistant (TMA) is responsible for providing direct care and medication administration to residents consistent with the individual plan of care and under the direction of licensed staff. The TMA is a Certified Nursing Assistant with additional training in the area of medication administration.



Essential job responsibilities include:
  • Administers medications to patients/residents under the direction of a licensed nurse.
  • Documents all medications provided, including correct medication, correct dosage and correct time given to correct residents.
  • Immediately notifies nurse of any medication errors or refusals by resident to take medication.
  • Maintains and controls all medications, keeping medications secure and safe at all times. Follows all state and federal guidelines as it relates to administering, dispensing, storage and disposal of all medications
  • Responds to resident call lights and requests, and notifies nurse of any resident care needs or changes in condition.
  • Observes and reports any unsafe conditions and/or equipment malfunction to management.
  • Performs all Certified Nursing Assistant functions as required (i.e. feeding, lift and transfer, ADL's, etc.).
  • Qualifications

    Trained Medication Assistant

    Minimum Required Qualifications:
    • Must be 18 years old or older.
    • Certified Nursing Assistant (currently on NAR Registry in good standing) and successful completion of Trained Medication Assistant course.
    • Minimum 1000 working hours as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats.
    • Ability to follow all safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the facility including but not limited to: Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy, HIPAA, Resident's Bill of Rights, Universal Precaution, AWAIR, OSHA, Right to know, SDS, ADA, HUD Policy and Procedures, Fair Housing laws and regulations.
    • Basic mathematical skills for counting, distributing, and documenting medications provided.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Demonstrated customer service and leadership skills while working in a Skilled Nursing Facility (Care Center)
    • Previous experience working with seniors.
    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Ecumen is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We participate in E-Verify.

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