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Medication Administration Assistant

at Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

Posted: 9/21/2019
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Job Description

Requisition Number
18-0138

Post Date
8/9/2019

Title
Medication Administration Assistant

City
Madison-East

State
WI

Organization
Prairie Ridge Health and Rehab Center

Location
Prairie Ridge (Madison East)

Description
Oakwood Village has an exciting opportunity for qualified candidates to join our Prairie Ridge (East Side of Madison) senior living community facility team as aMedication Administration Assistant. Our Medication Administration Assistant under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse, prepares, administers and records medications as directed. The MAA may also have other duties assigned, such as taking vital signs and/or performing CNA duties as directed.

The Medication Administration Assistant (MAA) position has multiple shifts available:

- Part Time on the AM/PM shift from 6:00am to 10:00am & 3:00pm-9:00pm 32 hours every two weeks with every other weekend off.
- Part Time on the PM shift, 30 hours every two weeks from 3:00pm-9:00pm with every other weekend off!

Why Work at Oakwood?
-Great pay starting at $16.00 plus an additional $0.75 for hours worked on 2nd Shift and weekends (We also pay for experience as well)
-Great Benefits
-403B Retirement Plan
-Paid Time Off for staff working 37.5 or more hours every two weeks
-Medical, Dental, Vision, Life insurance offered for staff working 37.5 or more hours every two weeks
-Continuing Education/Tuition Reimbursement Program

Job Responsibilities of an M.A.A. (Not intended to be an all-inclusive list)
- Administers scheduled medications prescribed for routine administration according to training provided through Medication Administration Assistant Certification course and any further facility specific training provided (such as nebulizer glucometer checks).
-Performs all necessary related functions, such as blood pressure checks and pulses in conjunction with the medication pass as needed.
-Follows all state and federal guidelines, as well as in-house processes and policies.

-Attends training sessions, staff meetings and in-services to stay abreast of current drug therapies and in-house processes.

-Performs other duties as directed by supervisors.

-Communicates with residents and other staff in a positive, effective and generous manner.

-Communicates changes in the residents’ conditions to the nurse immediately and accurately.

Job Qualifications of an M.A.A. (Not intended to be an all-inclusive list)
- Ability to administer medications to the residents in a safe manner.
-Ability to understand and effectively carry out verbal and/or written instructions.
-Ability to accurately document medication administration.
-Ability to detect symptoms of change in resident's condition and communicate changes to Staff Nurse immediately.
-Ability to communicate effectively with residents and other staff.
-A positive outlook and willingness to learn
-Willingness to work as a member of a team and possess good organization and time management skills.

Job Experience/Training Required of an M.A.A. (Not intended to be an all-inclusive list)
- Minimum age of 18 years old is required.
-High school graduate or G.E.D. is required.
-Has successfully completed the State of Wisconsin approved Medication Administration Assistant training program, and is certified by the State of Wisconsin for medication administration. Has and maintains a valid MAA Certification.
-Has received training on medication actions, medication effects on body systems and the side effects, especially in relation to the geriatric population.
-Has successfully completed course work in measuring and recording blood pressure, apical pulse, and radial pulse.

-Must have valid CNA certification.