Part-time Afternoon Certified Med Aide (CMA)

The primary functions and responsibilities of this position are as follows: Additional duties may be added as necessary to meet the needs of the facility.  You will be evaluated on your ability to perform these functions competently with minimal supervision and/or reminders.

1)Analytical – Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
2) Design – Generates creative solutions; Uses feedback to modify designs; Demonstrates attention to detail.
3) Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
4) Technical Skills – Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continually build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
5) Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promplty to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commintments and maintains confidentiality.
6) Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
7) Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions.
8) Written Communcation – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammer; Able to read and interpret written information.
9) Teamwork – Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
10) Change Management – Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
11) Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; Accepts feedback from others; Displays passion and optimism.
12) Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
13) Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability.
14)Cost Consciousness – Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.
15) Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEOC policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
16) Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
17) Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization’s goals and values.
18) Strategic Thinking – Understands organization’s strengths and weaknesses; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
19) Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
20) Motivation – Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
21) Planning/Organizing – Uses time efficiently.
22) Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration, regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
23) Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
24) Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment.
25) Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments.
26) Initiative – Asks for and offers help when needed.
1) Follow established standards of nursing practices to implement facility policies and procedures related to medication administration. 
2) Interpret existing policies and procedures related to medication administration to nursing assistants, restorative nursing assistants, residents, families and physicians.
3) Obtain report from nurse being relieved and record sufficient information related to medication administration to implement accurate changes to medication orders.
4) Administer medications to residents in an accurate, timely manner.
5) Monitor residents and report effectiveness of drug therapy and occurrence of adverse effects to a Licensed Nurse.
6) Document resident care related to medication administration, related monitoring, and effectiveness of drug therapy and occurrence of adverse effects.
7) Document effectiveness of drug therapy and occurrence of adverse effects.
8) Notify physician, when necessary, of changes in residents’ conditions, weight, medication errors, medication not available, abnormal laboratory/X-ray results and any other unusual observations.
9) Document physician  notification and follow up action(s) according to rules/regulations and facility policy.
10) Complete all documentation related to the resident’s medication administration.
11) Complete and document comprehensive assessments of residents needs related to medication administration as assigned.
12) Follow comprehensive care plans related to medication administration based on each residents’ needs and his/her comprehensive assessment as assigned.
13) Identify safety hazards and initiate corrective action immediately.
14) Identify resident problems and emergency situations and initiate emergency care and “life-saving” measures in the absence of a physician.
15) Perform comprehensive assessment of residents as assigned.
16) Promptly report changes in residents’ conditions to the charge nurse, Director of Nursing and responsible party, and take follow-up action as necessary.
17) Document resident progress notes as required.
18) Order, receive, and store medications accurately and appropriately according to regulations/rules and facility policy.
19) Verify accuracy of narcotic count, check emergency kit and exchange keys in accordance with regulations/rules and facility policy. 
20) Competently perform basic nursing skills.
21) Respond to residents’ call for assistance promptly.
22) Follow facility discharge/transfer procedures related to medication transfer providers.
23) To assure resident safety 
16) Recognize your role as part of the QAPI efforts of your organization
17) Attend trainings to build understanding and capacity to undertake QAPI work
18) Carry out QAPI roles and responsibilities as assigned
19) Follow established policies and procedures in support of QAPI efforts
20) Look for and share with leadership ideas for improvement in the organization
21) Communicate to leadership upon witnessing a positive outcome of a QAPI project or detecting barriers preventing project success
22) Support QAPI efforts both verbally and non-verbally (i.e., via actions and attitude), including adjusting performance and practice in accordance with QAPI initatives and findings. 

1) Be responsible for assisting residents to and from activities of their choice and to modify schedules, meal times, therapies, etc. to maximize involvement in activities. 
2) Observe and abide by all HIPAA rules and regulations to ensure that personal health information is protected during its collection, use, disclosure, storage and destruction within Care Initiatives; and to ensure only the minimum necessary information is known to function in this position.
3) Follow facility Residents’ Rights policies and procedures.
4) Participate in facility education programs.
5) Attend staff meetings, interdisciplinary team meetings, rehabiliation meetings, in-service classes and committee meetings as assigned.
6) Assume responsibility for compliance with federal, State and local regulations within the assigned unit.
7) Consistently work cooperatively with residents, nursing staff, physicians, families, consultant personnel community agencies and ancillary service providers.
8) Obtain continuing education required to maintain licensure.
9) Observe all faciltiy safety policies and procedures.
10) Come to work in a clean, neat uniform and consistently present an appropriate professional appearance.
11) Come to work as scheduled and consistently demonstrate dependability and punctuality.
12) Assume accountability for data contained in the employees’ handbook.
13) Observe infection control procedures.
14) Follow Residents’ Rights policies at all times.
15) Be responsible for the safety of residents under his/her supervision.
16) Observe all facility policies and procedures.
17) Participate in implementation of programs to improve resident care related to Quality Indicators.
18) Assume Quality Assurance duties as assigned.
19) Perform all duties assigned in an effective, cooperative, timely and professional manner.
20) Perform other related duties as directed by his/her supervisor.

Company Info

Company Name
Prairie View Campus

Company URL

Contact Name
Wendy Nelson




610 N. Eastern St.
Sanborn, IA 51248