Certified Medication Technician (CMT)

Part-time, every other weekend!
Under the supervision and direction of a registered nurse or an LPN charge nurse, prepares, administers and records select oral, nasal, rectal, inhalant and ophthalmic scheduled medications to residents.
Special Features/Requirements (license, certificates, etc.):
Successful completion of the State of Wisconsin Approved Medication Administration Assistant Course. Must be a certified Nursing Assistant. Has the ability to understand and effectively carry out verbal and/or written instructions. Ability to administer medications to elderly, confused and emotionally upset residents in a safe and competent manner and ability to accurately document this activity. Ability to recognize change in resident condition and ability to communicate and change to charge nurse. Has the ability to communicate effectively with residents and staff. Follow-adheres to organization, federal/state regulations and guidelines, including Resident/Client Rights; maintains neat, well-groomed appearance, adhering to dress code of the organization/program.
Essential Functions:
Administer all scheduled oral, inhalant, rectal and topical medications, for routine administration according to established facility medication administration polices and procedures
Administer prn medications with supervising nurse's approval
Administer topical treatment creams after they have been shown how to apply
Apply dressings/skin patches such Duoderm and Tegaderm as directed by supervising nurse
Chart administration of prn medication approved by the supervising nurse. Supervising nurse (RN or LPN) must do the follow-up to assess effectiveness
Other duties such as changing 02 tubing, cleaning concentrator filters, etc.
Complies with the Resident Bill of Rights.
Reports to charge nurse when coming on duty and going off duty
Obtains assignment and specific directions from the unit nurse
Reports to the unit nurse any physical and emotional change in resident status immediately
Takes and records blood pressure and pulse as indicated in conjunction with prescribed medication and reports readings obtained
Participates and/or attends as required, all in-service provided for employees as appropriate to the job classification.
Works effectively and cooperatively as a team member with nursing staff
Has access to confidential information/records and maintains confidentiality
Projects a positive image of the organization in dealing with residents/clients, co-workers, and the public
Accuchecks after being checked off skill-wise from licensed nurse
Physical Requirements (based on essential functions):
Frequently pushes/pulls medication carts weighing up to 300 pounds a distance of 400-600 feet; frequently twists, stoops, bends, squats; occasionally kneels, climbs stairs, occasionally reaches above shoulder height; frequently reaches at or below shoulder height; occasionally lifts and carries charts/books weighing under 10 pounds. 100% of workday is spent indoors, 45% of workday is spent standing, 50% walking and 5% sitting.
Additional Duties:
May be assigned Resident Care Technician duties as needed. Other duties as assigned.

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