Duluth, MN
Full-time


Job Description

Aftenro is seeking TMAs. We have a total of 11 days available between days and evening shifts. As we do block scheduling, employees are able to build their schedules to meet work/life balance needs. Shifts are either 6:30am-3pm,6:30am-10:30am, and 2:30pm-11pm. Eligible candidates must be active on the nursing assistant registry and have one of the following:

a) trained medication aide certificate

b) Clinical Foundations of Nursing and Foundations of Nursing completed in nursing program

c) CMA certificate

I. Purpose

Under the supervision and direction of a licensed nurse, prepares, administers and records select oral, nasal, topical ointments, transdermal, rectal, inhalant, and ophthalmic medications to residents. Trained to measure and record blood pressure and radial and apical pulse. Can also perform simple dressing changes.

II. Qualifications

Education: Current licensure in the State of Minnesota as a Nursing Assistant Registered.

Current certification in the State of Minnesota as a Trained Medication Assistant

experience: Previous long- term care experience

Other Skills and abilities Required:

Critical thinking with ability to make independent judgements utilizing initiative, discretion and the nursing process as needed
Demonstrates leadership ability
Ability to prioritize duties
Effective communicator with co-workers, residents, families, and customers interdisciplinary team, supervisory and management team
Customer service oriented with knowledge of successful customer service techniques
Must be a team player
Must be flexible to meet the resident and staffing needs of Aftenro Home
III. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Listen to shift report and keep open lines of communication with supervisor, co-workers and on-coming shift
Attend continuing education and team meetings as scheduled and/or assigned.
Report occupational exposures to needle-sticks, blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with facility policy and procedures governing accidents and incidents
Develop and maintain a good working relationships with inter-departmental personnel.
Attend nurses meetings as appropriate
Maintain a clean, safe and efficient work environment
Maintains continuing education requirements
A. Resident Care Functions

Maintains competence in all required skills within the facility
Treats and ensures that residents are treated with respect and dignity
Immediately reports any suspected abuse or neglect per Aftenro policy
Consults with licensed nurse prior to administering prn medications
Uses and documents accordingly appropriate pain scale, and non-medication interventions prior to administering prn medication
Administers prescribed medications, scheduled controlled medication, and simple treatments per MD orders, under the supervision of a licensed nurse
Is knowledgeable of medication, dosage, route of administration, and reports side effects, interactions, and potential allergic reactions
Reports level of pain, resident response, side effects, and problems or potential problems to a licensed nurse
Documents in an accurate and timely manner according to policies and procedures of the facility
Follows all shift routines and policies and procedures
Has knowledge of, and complies with all safety and emergency protocols
Follows all DNR/DNI/CPR/Comfort Care protocols and orders
Other duties assigned as directed by supervisor
Documentation and Reporting:

Documents as appropriate, and reports all incidents, accidents that occur involving residents, visitors, and staff
Documents signature, and initials on medication/treatment administration record that exhibits an informative and descriptive manner reflecting the care provided and resident response
Completes medication error document and reports errors to licensed nurse
Monitor need for and orders from the pharmacy, resident’s medication supplies and stock supply. Contacts pharmacy for refills per policy. Stocks medication cart
Per policy files and signs medication supply, delivery, and associated records, within parameters of TMA practice
Participate in the MDS/RAI process as determined by facility policy
B. Physical Requirements

Ability to endure prolonged walking, sitting, standing, use of pulling, bending, and stooping movement
Ability to adapt to changes in daily work hours and schedule
Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
Must be in good general health
Job Functions

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar related or is an essential function of this position.

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