Certified Medication Aide Job Description

Certified Medication Aide Job Description 420X320 20180828

Last updated August 28th, 2018

A Certified Medication Aide is a certified nursing assistant (CNA) responsible for administering daily medication to patients in a hospital or medical facility. Also referred to as Medical Aide Technicians, their duties include monitoring patients, reporting changes, and collecting samples.

Certified Medication Aide Job Description Template:

We are searching for a qualified and self-motivated Certified Medication Aide to join our medical facility. You will perform a variety of patient care duties including administering medication, reporting changes, collecting samples, and recording medication dosages.

The ideal medication aide will be extremely detail-oriented and possess in-depth knowledge of patient care procedures. Providing excellent patient care is a vital part of this job, which is why excellent communication and interpersonal skills are needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver routine daily medications, either prescription or non-prescription, to patients.
  • Coordinate with different nurses to assist with patient care and medications.
  • Follow written or verbal instructions on how to manage medications.
  • Record medication dosages and times.
  • Observe patients and document changes in their condition.
  • Gather samples for analysis.
  • Ensure equipment is routinely inspected and cleaned.
  • Uphold all health and safety standards.
  • Respond to patient emergency call signals, bells, or intercom systems to identify patient needs.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or relevant qualification.
  • Must be a certified medication aide.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a medication aide.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good understanding medical and pharmacological terminology.

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