Working in conjunction with the Administrative Director of Nursing, Director of Nursing, RN and LPN, the Medication Assistant-Certified (MA-C), performs a variety of skills/tasks for stable residents with limited risk of complications and change. The MA-C may not be delegated MA-C skills for acutely ill residents. The MA-C works under the direction of a licensed nurse who must follow the principles of delegation. MA-C work is reflective of CCH mission, vision and values. The MA-C will integrate departmental goals for improvement across the care continuum. The MA-C practices within the framework of the Wyoming Nurse Practice Act, Wyoming Department of Health and CMS guidelines.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
CNA II skills may include but are not limited to the following:
Wound care (Simple)
Tracheostomy care for residents with well established tracheostomy
Assisting with peripheral IV fluids (“Assisting with peripheral IVs refers to the set-up fo equipment and discontinuing IVs. It does not include venipuncture or hanging IVs”)
Urinary catheter care
Removes an urinary catheter
Obtains urine specimen from catheter port
Gastrostomy and percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy (P.E.G.) feeding tubes in a stable site
Demonstrates efficient time management and prioritization skills.
Assists with basic resident care and ADL’s according to plan of care.
Documents on residents according to policy.
Enhances resident safety by attending shift huddle.
Responds to mental health needs.
Observes residents and reports unusual conditions and/or responses to Nurse of respective unit.
Assists with admission, discharge and transfer of residents.
Practices fiscal responsibility and accountability.
Actively participates in facility committees, and Quality Improvement Program as requested.
Alerts staff when supplies, including equipment are needed and replenishes stock.
Fills Helios portable oxygen machines utilizing appropriate PPE.
Assists nutrition staff in passing meal trays and setup per care plan.
Follows five rights of medication administration in addition to scanning of medication
Completes van competency and transports residents as needed.
May be required to work on other units according to distribution of staff and residents.
Provides service excellence to all customers in accordance with AIDET, Excellence Every Day and Standards of behavior.
Complies with the hospital’s Corporate Compliance Program including, but not limited to, the Code of Conduct, laws and regulations, and hospital policies and procedures.
Must be free from governmental sanctions involving health care and/or financial practices.
Adheres to CCH policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Completion of MA-C class and licensure.
Licensure: Current Wyoming license as a CNA with Medication aide certification.
Must register with Wyoming Department of Health CNA abuse registry.
Certifications required: See Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification Policy and Certifications/Education Requirements Policy.
Experience: 1 year preferred in long term/skilled nursing care and/or medical/surgical nursing.
Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Hand/eye coordination, fine and gross motor skills, use of computer. Speaking clearly to communicate with residents, families, physicians and staff regarding residentcondition and care.
Interpersonal Skills: Good interpersonal skills needed to work with staff, physicians, residents and families. Able to communicate positively under stress.
Essential Physical Requirements: Ability to lift and/or maneuver objects weighing 40 pounds or less in the assessment and implementation of resident care. Requires standing or walking for long periods of time. Requires stooping, bending, pushing and pulling.
Essential Mental Abilities: Able to prioritize multiple details simultaneously; analytical, interpretive skills. Requires higher level of mental faculties accompanied by long and short-term memories.
Essential Sensory Requirements: Corrected vision, hearing to normal range. Able to read, write and understand English.
Exposure to Hazards: OSHA CATEGORY I. TASKS THAT INVOLVE EXPOSURE TO BLOOD, BODY FLUIDS, OR TISSUES. All procedures or other job-related tasks that involve an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or potential for spills or splashes of them, are Category I Tasks. Use of appropriate protective measures is required for every employee engaged in Category I Tasks. Employees working in healthcare facilities have the potential to be exposed to hazardous materials including: Hazardous Chemicals/Drugs, Waste Anesthetic Gases, Radiation, Latex, Biological Hazards, Respiratory Hazards and Ergonomic Hazards. See Hazardous Materials in the Workplace Policy.
Hours of Work: Primarily 12 hour shifts dependent on demands of unit. Rotating holidays and weekends. May be required to work up to 48 hours per week dependent on demands of unit. Call may be required.
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