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Certified Medication Aide


Certified Medication Aide Job Description:

Basic Function: The basic function of this position is to provide direct resident care and administer medications as prescribed by the physician under the supervision of a licensed nurse, as approved according to state regulations: maintain the quality of services that will full-fill the goals of the facility, State Standards, and Federal regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Clinical Services:

  • Receive and give report at the start and end of assigned shift to update and verify clinical changes.
  • Pass medications and perform approved procedures within facility policies, State and Federal regulations.
  • Prepare, administer and document medications and procedures within the facility policy and State and Federal regulations.
  • Administers the right medication and right dosage to the right resident at the right time, by the right route.
  • Complete and inventory of controlled drugs at the start and end of shift to ensure an accurate count, as indicated.
  • Give input to the licensed nurse regarding resident function for the MDS process.
  • Give input regarding programs and processes within nursing department to improve quality services.
  • Assist in direct care services as needed to promote quality services.
  • Observe and report to licensed nurse adverse reaction to medications and procedures.
  • Perform monitoring procedures such as vital signs, B/P’s, weights, etc. and reports abnormal results to the charge nurse, as indicated.
  • Practice infection control and safety standards according to facility policy, State and Federal regulations.

Administrative Services:

  • Document the response to the administration of medications and procedures performed.
  • Ensure use of medications and supplies in a cost-effective manner.
  • Report to supervisor any resident, family, inter and intra-department compliments/concerns.
  • Report any abuse, neglect, or exploitation immediately to charge nurse and/or supervisory staff.
  • Participate on assigned committees.
  • Attend continuing education and training as assigned.
  • Complete usual occurrence form as indicated.
  • Ensure medications are ordered within 72 hours of the last dose to be administered.

Customer Service:

  • Presents professional image to consumers through dress, behavior, speech, punctuality, and attendance.
  • Adheres to facility standards for resolving consumers concerns.
  • Ensure resident rights are respected.
  • Practice consistent treatment to nursing employees.
  • Enhance teamwork throughout the facility.


  • Knowledge of nursing procedures and pharmacy policies.
  • Knowledge of medication administration standards.
  • Ability to organize and utilize time management skills.
  • Ability to follow policies as set forth by facility, State and Federal guidelines.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information, exercise independent judgment and decision-making based on medication aide guidelines.
  • Ability to communicate needs of residents and families to supervisor.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Experience and/or Training:

    • Must be a certified nursing assistant and in good standing on the Nurse Aide Registry.
    • Must have current approved medication aide certification.
    • Minimum of 1-year experience as a C.N.A. in a long term care facility, desirable.



Ramsey Village is currently in search of skilled, dedicated, passionate, hard-working, and customer service oriented individuals in the Certified Nursing Assistant Profession. We have positions open for our 2p-10:30p.



  • Eligible on the CNA Registry in Iowa
  • Mandatory Reporting of Dependent Adult Abuse Certified - this can be done during orientation
  • Physical within the past year o TB Test Results (from within the last year) or Chest X-Ray Results (from within the last 5 years)
  • Must be 18 years or older Reliable Form of Transportation
  • Must Pass a Criminal Background Check

Further requirements, pay, and responsibilities will be discussed during your interview. Please visit our website and download our application to apply. You are also welcome to come in and apply in person, and send your resume through indeed.



Ramsey Village is looking for a full-time CMA for our 10p-6:30a shift and our 6a-2:30p. Also, PRN.

Wage 13.50/hour

Our Medication Aides are responsible for delivering medication services to residents and documenting resident services accordingly. In addition, our Medication Aides are required to: maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality with residents and family information; assist and/or administer medications as prescribed by physician to residents; notify LPN of any untoward medication response; assist/manage all medication refills; acts as a liaison between caregivers and nursing staff regarding medication; delivers services and monitors resident needs according to service plan; and ensures high quality resident care is consistently being delivered.


  • CNA or equivalent certification / Med Aide
  • CPR certified
  • Completion of course work/training in medications
  • Six months’ experience in related position
  • Complies with licensing requirements
  • Able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds<
  • Possesses a high degree of interpersonal relations skills
  • Capable of relating to a variety of people and personalities
  • Initiative, good-judgment and leadership skills required
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Maintains safe and secure working environment and practices safe working habits

Further Requirements: 

  • Criminal background clearance per state licensing requirements 
  • Pre-employment physical
  • Eligible on the Iowa Registry.
Job Type: Full-time