Certified Medication Aide

COME JOIN OUR TEAM! Friendsview is known as one of the most respected employers in Newberg. We offer flexible schedules that meet the needs of our residents and our team of dedicated staff. Are you a caring, friendly, dependable person who enjoys working on a team and has a desire to provide excellent care to seniors in residential and health care? Then this may be the place for you!

We offer competitive wages, benefits and an exceptional work environment. You must have either a current CMA certification in Oregon,a passion and appreciation for older adults and a willingness to learn. Duties include following physician orders, accurately pass medications and assist the charge nurse and CNAs as needed with light nursing care activities.

Essential Functions:
• Adheres to Friendsview’s policies and procedures; including those covering privacy and security in compliance with HIPAA regulations, and codes of conduct. . Maintains confidentiality and respects residents privacy at all times in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
• Gives medications and carries out treatments as ordered and in accordance with facility policies and procedures
• Enters data accurately into electronic medical record system
• Effectively communicates with residents, guests and staff using good interpersonal skills
• Carries out person-centered care that protects residents’ rights including their right to refuse
• Carries out infection control, standard and transmission-based precautions including utilization of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Observes and reports changes in residents
• Monitors resident areas for safety hazards and carries out emergency procedures using good principles of body mechanics
• Assists with other light nursing care activities as able and as assigned by charge nurse.

Other Duties & Responsibilities
• Demonstrates the values of Friendsview Retirement Community: Integrity, stewardship, compassion, community, excellence, dignity, service, Friends heritage
• Maintains confidentiality and respects residents privacy at all times
• Attends and participates in orientation, training, educational activities, staff meetings and in-services as required
• Follows all safety rules and requirements
• Reports to charge nurse any suspected abuse, neglect and/or mistreatment of residents
• Knows and follows Universal Precautions at all times
• Responds to and acts appropriately in emergency or disaster situations
• Monitors for environmental safety hazards
• Records incidents, errors, or accidents
• Assists with quality assurance programs when indicated
• Assists in training new staff
• Other duties as assigned

Attitude and Teamwork
• Demonstrates the ability and attitude to get along with residents, employees and supervisors
• Works cooperatively as a team member maintaining positive working relationships with staff in all departments
• Meets Friendsview attendance and call-in standards including working your fair share of weekends and holidays
• Meets Friendsview’s communication standards that support positive working relationships and demonstrate respect and courtesy at all times

Qualifications and Job Requirements:
• Job Education, Licenses/Certifications, Knowledge & Experience:
o Current license as CMA by Oregon State Board of Nursing.
o Prefer at least one year experience as CMA
o Mandatory continuing education provided at staff in-services to maintain licensure
o English writing skills and basic computer knowledge for accurate documentation
o Verbal English language skills adequate for job-related communication with residents and staff
• Supervising (direct reports and level of supervision): no supervision, may assist in training new staff
• Decision Making: General supervision and a set of broadly understood position expectations. Decision-making with limited discretion, latitude, or negotiation. Assistance or resources are readily available.
• Interpersonal Skills/Interactions: Communication and interpersonal skills are important, and must be well refined. Communicates regularly with employees, residents, family members, and medical professionals. At times, interactions with others are complex, and may be demanding or difficult.
Additional Skills & Abilities:
• Must demonstrate qualities of a strong servant leader and team player who helps those served grow as persons, become wiser, freer and more autonomous; and still provides a systematic, data-oriented perspective to business decisions.
• Must be supportive of the Friendsview Retirement Community Values and philosophy of care.
• English reading, writing skills and basic computer knowledge for accurate documentation
• Verbal English language skills adequate for effective communication with residents and staff.
• Must possess strong organizational skills.
• Must be able to work with and communicate with the elderly.
• Must be able to prioritize workload and adjust priorities on short notice.
• Must be capable of maintaining confidentiality of information at all times.

Additional Requirements/Preferences:
REQUIREMENTS:
• Must successfully pass the Department of Human Services (DHS) criminal background check and, if applicable, fingerprinting.
• Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.
• Must be able to pass the pre-employment reference checks.
• Must be able to provide a copy of his/her own social security card for W-4 documentation.
• Must be able to provide applicable documentation(s) for I-9 in order to establish identity and authorization to work in the US.

BSP Exposure: Category I: Your tasks involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues. In compliance with OSHA standards on blood borne pathogens, Friendsview Retirement community will offer Hepatitis B vaccine to all employees who are determined to be at risk of exposure to blood or other body fluids and follow up to all employees who have had an exposure incident. This vaccine will be provided at no cost to the employee.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
• See Certified Med Assistant Physical Requirements

Note: This job description is representative of the major position requirements and is not intended to be all-inclusive.

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Friendsview Human Resources
Attn: Colleen Aguilar
1301 Fulton Street
Newberg, Oregon 97132