CERTIFIED MEDICATION AIDE/HOME HEALTH AIDE FT 7-3

Job ID: 189622 Posted: 2019/05/09 Position Type: Full-time, Part-time
Category: Nursing City: Jersey City, NJ Location: Alaris Health at The Atrium


Job Information:
  • Alaris Health at The Atrium, a 100 bed -skilled nursing center in Jersey city, New Jersey seeks a Certified Medicine Aide. Responsibilities include:
  • Administering routine oral, topical and suppository medications as prescribed by the physician
  • reporting any observations concerning resident condition, emergency situations or difficulties with medications to the supervising nurse should they occur
  • maintaining up-to-date knowledge regarding medications being administered and thoroughly researching unknown medications before administering
  • checking all first doses against the physician order sheet
  • Processes physicians’s orders to ensure proper administration
  • ordering medications, cleaning medication treatment carts and stocking and cleaning the medicine room
  • participating in resident treatment and noting and reporting any unusual conditions, emergency situations or difficulties with medication to the on -staff licensed nurse
  • and above all, ensuring that residents and families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere which recognizes the individuals’ needs and rights
Job Requirements:

• Certified Medicine Aide (CMA) with qualifications of a Home Health Aide (HHA) with minimum of one year of experience in nursing

• Completed a New Jersey State approved medicine course with a passing grade and have a valid New Jersey CMA and HHA license

• Knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering simple treatments and providing related bedside resident care services

• Familiar with location of various departments and regulations of the Center

• Good understanding of basic medical asepsis, sterile techniques and universal precautions to avoid infection of residents and self-contamination of equipment and supplies

• Full command of the English language (written, oral and verbal)

• Provide annual verification of a negative TB skin test

• Work rotating shifts and in different units as needed

• Ability to positively interact with everyone from residents to government agencies and the general public

About Alaris: Founded on a tradition of health care excellence, Alaris’ Member Health Centers are leading providers of short-term post hospital rehabilitation, long term and specialty care, with Member Health Centers throughout the state of New Jersey. From 5 Star Quality ratings to a dedicated and caring staff, resident care and satisfaction is always on the top of our Member Health Centers’ priority list!

Today, Alaris Member Health Centers are setting new standards in quality, service and innovation. Using their innovative focus, Alaris Member Health Centers will continue to lead the way in an evolving health care environment. Our Member Health Centers always make sure their residents are being treated with the most advanced care and are provided with an ever-increasing range of services and care options.