Great Lakes Management

  • Medication Assistant-Part Time evenings

    Job Locations US-MN-Blaine
    Posted Date 1 year ago(11/21/2017 10:41 AM)
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    Health Care
  • Overview

    We are searching for a caring and compassionate Medication Assistant to join our team. This is an Evening position and will include Resident Assistant duties.  This position would need to be available 4pm-10pm two days a week (Sunday/Friday in first week & Friday/Saturday in second week) with the opportunitiy to pick up other shifts as well.

    Ask about our Hiring bonus for qualified new hires!!





    Job Objective(s):

    This position is responsible for the administration of medication in a safe organized manner. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, administration of medications and documentation of medication administration.  The medication assistant completes required training, communicates with the case manager (nurse) and becomes knowledgeable in the state requirements for medication assistants.



    Job Responsibilities and Duties


    • Administer medications to residents using the Medication Administration Record (MAR) as a guide.
    • Prepare medication for each resident’s medication administration with the following:

                            Right Drug

                            Right time

                            Right route

                            Right resident

                            Right dosage

    • Ensure confidentiality of resident medication among other residents, staff and families.
    • Document legibly all resident concerns made while administering the medication.
    • Complete resident treatments as outlined in the Treatment Administration Record.
    • Maintain orderliness and cleanliness of medication cart.
    • Restock medication cart with cups and spoons after all medication passes are completed.
    • Be accountable for medication errors and report immediately.
    • Attend monthly staff meetings and other scheduled training sessions required by your supervisor.
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.



    • Registration as a Trained Medication Assistant (TMA) preferred.
    • Minimum six month experience in long term care or assisted living residence.
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Must be able to prioritize, and organize work effectively and efficiently.
    • Must be flexible and adaptable to changing situations.
    • Must work as a team member with other personnel.
    • Must demonstrate good interpersonal skills.
    • Must be punctual, with good attendance record.
    • Must remain calm in difficult or unusual circumstances.
    • Able to make responsible choices and decisions and act in the resident’s best interest.
    • Maintains confidentiality
    • Able to read, write, spell, do basic math, speak and understand English.

    Physical Requirements (based on essential responsibilities)

    Must be able to frequently perform tasks such as, but not limited to, those listed below:


    In an 8 hour workday, employee may stand / walk:            Employee will lift/carry

    Hours at one time: 0-1                                                                                  (Max.lbs.):         

    Total hours / day: 1-6     Frequently: 40 lbs.    Occasionally: 70 lbs.           Height of lift: 3 - 4 feet

    Distance of carry: 30 yards


    In an 8 hour workday, employee may sit:                                           

    Hours at one time: 0-1

    Total hours / day: 0-1

    Employee will use hands for repetitive:

                Simple grasping, pushing and pulling, manipulation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


    Employee will support / assist: (Maximum lbs.)                                        

    • Frequently: 100 lbs.            Bend: Frequently
    • Occasionally: 200 lbs.         Squat: Frequently              
    • Kneel: Frequently
    • Climb: Frequently
    • Reach: Frequently, 3 feet    



    The work environment consists of the entire facility including resident’s rooms. 

    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to minimal.
    • Inside work while assisting residents.
    • Minimal exposure to Blood borne Pathogens, Infectious Diseases.
    • Exposure to cleaning chemicals.


    Working Hours

    The work schedule and hours may vary from week to week.  The MA will be required to work weekends and holidays and may be required to work beyond the normal schedule.



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