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Certified Medication Aide/CMA

Company: Avamere
Location: Salem
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Job Description:

Overview

Come work for one of Oregon's 2018 Most Admired Companies!

Certified Medication Aide/CMA

Full-Time, Combination Day & Evening Shifts

Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside 4515 Sunnyside Rd. SE Salem, OR 97302 (503) 370-8284

(https://www.avamere.com/covid-19-response/)

The primary responsibility of this position is to assist in the administering of medication to residents.

As a certified medication aide (CMA) with Avamere, you join a team with a culture and mission to enhance the life of every person we serve. This is more than a job - it's a place where our team members build lasting relationships with patients and residents, their families, and fellow team members.

Find your calling at Avamere where we support you in your career path.

Responsibilities/Qualifications/Skillset

Responsibilities

* Administer medications to residents as ordered and under the direction of the attending physician * Administer medications in accordance with established nursing standards, policies, local procedures and practices, and requirements of the state * Accurately and safely prepare, administer, and document the oral and/or topical medications ordered for a resident * Complete necessary forms, charts, and reports in a timely matter * Ensure all medications administered are properly labeled, returned, and reordered * Create and uphold an atmosphere of warmth, patience, enthusiasm, and foster a calm and cheerful environment * Participate in facility surveys by authorized government agencies * Maintain confidentiality of all resident care information in accordance with HIPAA guidelines * Effectively communicate necessary resident information to charge nurses, director of nursing and/or administrator

Qualifications

* High school diploma or equivalent * Must be a licensed certified medication aide in this state * Knowledge of the meaning and usage of common medical abbreviations, symbols, and terms for medication administration * Ability to accurately measure, record, and report vital signs

Perks

* Tuition assistance * Mentorship opportunities * Free nursing assistant classes * Sign-on bonus for nursing assistants (NA) and certified nursing assistants (CNA) * Employee assistance program featuring discounts on gym memberships, financial coaching, counseling services, and more * Generous employee referral program * Paid time off * 401K retirement plan * Flexible spending accounts * Comprehensive benefits package with medical coverage, voluntary dental, vision, and life insurance, short-term disability, and AD&D coverage

Facility Information

Avamere Transitional Care at Sunnyside is a 95-bed skilled nursing and rehab facility providing short-term therapeutic rehabilitation, outpatient therapy and respite care, as well as, long-term care. We pride ourselves in our strong community programs for our residents. Thanks to our smaller community, staff and residents really get to know one another, and we can integrate services more seamlessly. Join our team as we are currently seeking top notch talent!

This position is subject to a collective bargaining agreement with the SEIU 503

The Avamere Family of Companies takes a holistic approach to post-acute care. We have designed a service that combines all of healthcare companies and healthcare professionals tied by the common goal of providing seamless care and support for all of our patients.

Founded in 1995 and based in Wilsonville, Oregon, the Avamere Family of Companies provides assisted living, independent living, memory care, rehabilitation, home care, transitional care, and more. Today Avamere's diverse companies operate in over 250 locations across 19 states with over 8,800 employees. Avamere's mission is to enhance the life of every person they serve. Avamere is proud to be considered one of Oregon's most admired companies as they continue to serve their valued patients and residents. For more community and employee stories, please visit avamere.com/blog (http://avamere.com/blog) .

Keywords: Avamere, Salem , Certified Medication Aide/CMA, Other , Salem, Oregon

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