Trained Medication Aide (TMA)

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Trained Medication Aide (TMA) works under the guidance of the Licensed Nurse to assist in the administration of medications. The TMA will serve as a team member to promote optimal resident care.

REPORTS TO: Charge Nurse and Supervisor.                               

SUPERVISES: None  

SHIFT: 11pm – 7am 

LOCATION: This position would work in both the skilled care facility and the assisted living facility. 

Full benefits, competitive wages with shift differential and experience pay.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Successful completion of a state approved nursing assistant long term care training program/testing with current listing in good standing on the Minnesota Department of Health Nursing Assistant Registry.
  • Successful completion of the state approved course entitled Medication Administration for Unlicensed Personnel.
  • Eligibility for employment after criminal background study, per guidelines of the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
  • Current CPR certification for health care professionals.

FUNDAMENTAL JOB DUTIES:

Care Delivery

  • Follow established standards of nursing practice and implement facility policies

and procedures.

  • Use the six rights at all times when administering medications including recording medications in the Medication Administration Record (MAR). The six rights are: right resident, right medication, right dose, right route, right time, and right record.
  • Complies with governmental regulations when administering medications.
  • Administers medication by mouth or directly to skin, eyes, ears, nose or rectum.
  • Uses common abbreviations and symbols when recording.
  • Uses standard medication references.
  • Reorders medication from pharmacies; picks up pharmacy deliveries for residents at Station 1, checking for accuracy before putting in the medication cart.
  • Oxygen administration and monitoring after orders and systems are set up by licensed nurse.
  • Follows safety precautions; identifies safety hazards and initiates corrective action immediately.
  • Uses therapeutic communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Respects rights of residents.
  • Reports significant information pertaining to administering medications to the licensed nurse providing direction.
  • Collects data pertaining to the need for a prn (as needed) medication and reports the data and administration to the licensed nurse providing direction, and administers these medications appropriately.
  • Observe infection control procedures.
  • Consistently work cooperatively with residents, residents’ representatives, facility staff, physicians, consultants and ancillary service providers.

Public Relations

  • Demonstrate positive working relationship with coworkers and other departments.
  • Promote positive image of St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center
  • Address resident/staff issues in private.
  • Abide by Nursing Department dress code. Wear nametag at all times.
  • To adhere to the Code of Conduct and Compliance policies as defined in the new employee orientation information.

Education

  • Attend in-service activities to improve knowledge and skills and maintain

competency.

  • Participate in St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center continuous quality improvement

efforts.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Nursing Stations.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to occasionally bend, stoop, squat, reach above shoulder level, crouch,

kneel, and push/pull.

  • Ability to carry up to 35 pounds.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to understand and use good body mechanics.

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