Commonwealth Senior Living

Registered Medication Associate (R.M.A.)

US-VA-Portsmouth | US-VA-Portsmouth
Job ID
2017-2254
Type
Regular Part-Time
# of Openings
4
Category
Resident Care
Commonwealth Senior Living at Churchland House

Overview

The purpose of the Registered Medication Associate role is to provide high quality care and services to meet the overall needs of residents in a caring, consistent, and efficient manner though a personal, one-on-one approach.  He or she ensures that residents receive comprehensive care and services by assisting them in the administration of medications, in accordance with current licensing regulations.

Qualifications

  • This employee must have successfully completed course work and examinations to obtain certification as Direct Care.
  • The RMA must obtain continuing education credits as required by the state to maintain certification as a RMA and must provide evidence of continued certification to the community in a timely and accurate manner.
  • The RMA must possess knowledge of safe medication administration technique and demonstrate this knowledge with a medication error rate of 5% or below.
  • The RMA must recognize complications, adverse actions or side effects of medications and obtain input from the Resident Care Director as indicated to ensure the optimum health and safety of the resident.
  • The RMA must understand and practice resident confidentiality.

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