The primary purpose of the Resident Medication Assistant (RMA) position is to assist residents with the self administration of medications as ordered by the primary physician, under the direction and supervision of the Resident Care Coordinator, Memory Care Coordinator, Wellness Nurse, or Executive Director. The administration of medications shall be in accordance with established residential care standards, policies, procedures and practices of this community and required by RCFE rules and regulations.
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Eskaton offers excellent health benefits for Full Time employees. Our PPO health plan provides medical, dental, Rx, and vision coverage effective the first of the month, following 60 days of employment.
raining and Experience: Two years experience in a long term care or assisted living setting preferred. All staff that provide direct care to residents will have current first aid training. Knowledge and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of medications commonly prescribed to the elderly and ability to implement policies and procedures in assisting with medication dispensing. Working knowledge of RCFE regulations. Knowledge in performing personal care services in a residential environment. Ability to meet new and/or stressful situations with the appropriate responses. Ability to work effectively as part of a healthcare team, to share information freely, to use and seek supervision and consultation verbally and in writing, and be able to follow both verbal and written instructions. As of June 1st, 2014 - ESKATON'S TOBACCO/SMOKE FREE CAMPUS POLICY PROHIBITS EMPLOYEES FROM SMOKING ANYWHERE ON ESKATON'S PROPERTY.Education RequirementsEducation: High school graduate or G.E.D. preferred. 8 hours approved medication administration training and passing grade of 85% or better on exam. Satisfactory completion of 8 hours medication administration shadowing with an approved Trainer. 4 hours of continuing education on medication administration annually. Proficient ability to communicate orally and in writing in the English language.