Medication Aide/Med Tech in Gallatin, Tennessee

Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing

Medication Aide-Certified

Job responsibilities

The role of the Medication Aide-Certified, (MA-C) under the direction of the Licensed Nurse, is providing routine daily medication, either prescription or non-prescription, to residents whose condition and drug regimen are stable. This individual must perform these tasks as ordered by a physician, under the supervision of a licensed nurse, and in accordance with state and federal rules and regulations. Also, may perform routine daily tasks required in maintaining the health, comfort and well-being of the residents.

Essential Functions

  • Performs resident care responsibilities in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort consistent with (insert facility name) Clinical Policies and Procedures as well as state/federal guidelines and regulations.

  • Respects residents rights

  • Administers medications as ordered by a physician under the supervision of a licensed nurse, in accordance with any state and federal regulations and consistent with facility policy.

  • Must demonstrate knowledge of “five rights” of medication administration. Administers and records all medication given to residents’ based upon their specific chart.

  • Observes that medication is ingested, does not leave medication at the bedside

  • Notifies appropriate licensed staff when a resident complains of pain.

  • May take and record vital signs of residents as assigned or as may be required by certain medications.

  • Records the administration of medications appropriately, utilizing the computer system to enter and reference resident information as needed.

  • Answers resident call lights, anticipates resident’s needs and makes rounds to assigned resident under the supervision of a licensed nurse or charge nurse on the shift.

  • Observes for and reports any reactions and/or side effects of medications to a licensed nurse on the appropriate shift.

  • Performs all aspects of resident care in an environment that optimizes resident safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

  • Administers PRN medications in accordance with state and federal regulations and consistent with facility policy.

  • Reports and when appropriate, records any changes observed in condition or behavior of residents and unusual incidents.

    Job Requirements

  • Certified Medication Aide (MA-C) Requirements:

  • MA-C Certification

  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

  • Additional languages preferred.

  • Basic computer knowledge.

    an Equal Opportunity Employer

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