KINDRED NURSING CENTERS WEST LLC Medication Aide - Full-Time - Day Shift in GREAT FALLS, Montana

Medication Aide - Full-Time - Day Shift - 12 Hour Shift - Kindred Park Place (Great Falls, MT) (311259-0416 ) IT'S SIMPLE. You want to work in a healthcare setting where you are valued and appreciated - where you receive respect from your superiors and co-workers as well as the patients/residents you treat. You want to be challenged by your job without being overwhelmed by it. You want to play an instrumental role in helping a patient recover, sometimes against strong odds, and go home. What you want is Kindred Healthcare. Our mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve. Join us! Summary: Under supervision, administers prescribed medications to residents and performs other nursing assistant responsibilities in accordance with established nursing standards, policies and procedures of the facility, and the requirements of the state. Essential Functions: Verifies identity of resident receiving medication and records name of drug, dosage, and time of administration on specified forms or records. Presents medication to resident and observes ingestion or other application, or administers medication, using specified procedures. Takes vital signs or observes resident to detect response to specified types of medications and prepares report or notifies designated personnel or unexpected reactions. Documents reasons prescribed drugs are not administered. Gives direct patient care, such as bathing, dressing and feeding residents, and assisting in examinations and treatments. Takes and records temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates, and food and fluid intake and output, as directed. Maintains order and cleanliness of assigned work area. Washes and sterilizes medical supplies and equipment. Answers signal lights, bells or intercom system to determine resident needs. Performs other tasks as assigned. Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the Companys Code of Business Conduct, its policies and procedures, the Corporate Compliance Agreement, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable professional standards. #MON-NCD Qualifications Education: High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Licenses/Certification: Valid certification as a CMA in the state of employment. Valid certification as a CNA in the state of employment. Experience: One year of nursing assistant experience, including administering medications in a long term care environment preferred.. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Ability to react decisively and quickly in emergency situations. Ability to communicate effectively with residents and their family members, and facility staff. Knowledge of medications, side effects and adverse reactions related to medication and techniques of administering medications and treatments. Ability to administer medications. Ability to maintain accurate records for medical charts and reports. *Kindred Healthcare proudly supports Affirmative Action. Drug-free work environment. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Drug Free Workplace