Certified Medication Aide - Crisis

GRAND Mental Health

GRAND Mental Health

Claremore, OK, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Job Details

Residential Care Facility - Claremore, OK
Full Time
$19.25 Hourly

Description

  • Administers prescribed medications to Treatment Clients, verifying each client’s identity, the name of each medication, the correct dosage of each medication, route of administration, and time of administration.
  • Observes ingestion of medication by each Client to ensure each Client is taking medications as prescribed to them or according to the designated Detoxification protocol.
  • Records each medication taken by each client on the proper Medication Sheet.
  • Monitors each client for side effects of medications administered.
  • Reports medication side effects to Nurse on Duty; gathers and documents any necessary information related to side effects (such as vital signs).
  • Receives report from outgoing Med Aide at end of shift, provides verbal report to oncoming staff.
  • Compiles and maintains accurate Client Medication Book: Receives Medication Sheets completed by the unit LPN for each medication administered to each client; files Medication Sheets in the Client Medication Book under the correct tab for each client.
  • Receives each prescribed medications for each patient; reconciles medications received with those in the Client Medication Book, ensuring the correct medication, correct Client, correct dosage, route, frequency and number of caplets or tablets.
  • Obtains and records vital signs of Clients upon the request from the Nurse on Duty, during shift.
  • Reorders each Client’s prescribed medications in a timely manner to maintain medication intake without interruption; reorders and restocks floor-stock medications in a timely manner to prevent interruption of medication intake.
  • Reorders supplies, reorders printing of Medication Log sheets and other forms as needed to maintain efficient medication administration throughout the Treatment area.
  • Performs daily and weekly duties as listed and posted in Medication Rooms.
  • Maintains confidentiality of Clients and Client records.
  • Adhere to safety policy and practices

  • Assist clinicians in working side by side members to maximize their participation and work toward recovery.

  • Understands and promotes our Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) concept by providing or supporting community-based mental and substance use disorder services; advancing integration of behavioral health with physical health care; assimilating and utilizing evidence-based practices on a more consistent basis; and promoting improved access to high quality care.

  • Performs other reasonable related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or other management as requested.

  • Participate in staff meetings.

  • Must be willing and able to perform all job-related travel normally associated with this position.

  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential job requirement.

  • Must meet “satisfactory” expectations at any scheduled job performance evaluation.

  • Quality of work will be evaluated through training, skill, or special purpose. Must be competent and adequate.

  • Must perform the specific job duties as listed above to meet position expectations.

  • In addition, must possess skill in working cooperatively and effectively with clients, staff, management and other professional groups: in exercising mature judgement in dealing with people; in presenting ideas clearly and accurately; in reading and comprehending the English language; and in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.

Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED equivalent. MAT or CMA Certification required. Prefer one-year experience in a mental health setting. .

An expectation of core competencies in relation to individuals with co-occurring disorders.