Certified Medicine Aide

BayWoods of Annapolis   Annapolis, MD   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on March 24, 2021

Certified Medicine Aide

General Summary:

Located directly on the shores of the picturesque Chesapeake Bay and minutes from the charm and history of our state’s capital city, BayWoods of Annapolis is Maryland’s premiere waterfront Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Established in 2003, our community offers a variety of amenities that are uniquely ours, including walking trails, waterfront boardwalk, deck with panoramic views, and a pier.

BayWoods is a close-knit community with a small skilled nursing and assisted living facility. We offer superior care to our residents due to our excellent resident to caregiver ratios. Because of the dedication and passion of our staff, BayWoods has earned the distinction of being the Best Retirement Community in Annapolis from 2017-20 by What’s Up Magazine. When you work at BayWoods of Annapolis, you’ll work in a supportive environment that appreciates their employees and inspires you to make a difference with our seniors.

Job Details:

$800 sign-on bonus for full-time!!! $600 sign-on bonus for part-time!!!  We have full-time and part-time shifts available:

---1 PT 7a-7p (2 days/wk)

---1 FT 7a-7p (3 days/wk)

Full-time benefits include medical, dental, vision insurance; company matched 401k; paid-time off; company paid life insurance; tuition reimbursement; and eight holidays. Part-time benefits include company matched 401k, paid time off, and an employee assistance program.  Pay rate is $16.50-18.50/hr based on experience.

Essential Job Duties:

  1. Safely prepares, administers, and charts oral, topical, and suppository drugs. The medication aide who prepares the medicine administers same.
  2. Checks and prepares each dose immediately preceding administration.
  3. Follows administration protocol.
  4. Records administration of the medication on resident’s medication administration record. Discards medication refused or otherwise not given and records on medication administration record.
  5. Reports medication errors or reactions to medications immediately to the charge nurse, who, in turn, reports to the resident’s attending physician and completes the necessary documentation.
  6. Performs accurate pulse and blood pressure and recognizes their significance in drug therapy.
  7. Signs and has access to the controlled schedule drug cabinet.
  8. Administers medication only upon a written physician’s orders.
  9. Assists with the administration of medications under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.
  10. Checks and prepares each dose immediately preceding administration.
  11. Follows administration protocol.
  12. Can be a team leader and supervise GNA staff.
  13. Attends in-service training and education sessions, as assigned.
  14. Familiarity with emergency procedures and may be required to assist with evacuations.

Other Duties:

  1. Maintains safe and sanitary work stations and equipment.
  2. Encourages independence, attendance at activities, restorative programs and rehabilitation.
  3. Operate as a member of a team both within the department and across departments.
  4. Performs other work duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  1. Ability to understand and follow instructions in English, communicate effectively, and perform simple arithmetic. Ability to understand measurements and conversions.
  2. Prior geriatric medicine aide experience preferred.
  3. Registration with State registry required.
  4. Successful completion of State approved Medicine Aide Course, and when applicable, the continuing education course.

Physical Requirements/Working conditions:

Frequent standing, stooping, bending, stretching, squatting; may be exposed to blood and body fluids which may contain HIV and/or HBV; must be able to transport residents via wheelchair, gerichair or shower chair, pushing up to 150 lbs. unassisted. Must be able to transfer, lift, turn and position a resident weighing up to 125 lbs. unassisted, or with the assistance of one for a resident weighing over 125 lbs.. Must be able to stoop, bend, stretch, squat, stand, and walk for up to 90% of the work day. May be subjected to offensive odors and combative behavior. Must be able to reach up to a level of six feet; must be able to push a dietary cart up to 40 lbs. unassisted. Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. frequently and 50 lbs. occasionally. Requires slip resistant shoes to be worn.