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Full-time Certified Medication Assistant (CMA) - Regional Jail

at Frederick County in Winchester, VA

Frederick County Local Government’s Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center is seeking (2) two Certified Medication Assistant’s to work under the supervision of faculty RN/LPN’s to provide routine daily medications, either prescription or non-prescription to patients.

Applicants must currently hold both CMA (Certified Medication Aide/Medication Assistant, only) and CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant, only) certifications.

The successful applicant will:
• Administer prescribed medications to inmates in accordance with the Medical Director’s orders and within the Code of Virginia;
• Verify identity of patient receiving medication;
• Ensure proper ingestion/application of medications;
• Maintain accurate and necessary documentation via electronic inmate medical record software under supervision of RN/LPN;
• Obtain vital signs, diabetic readings and other basic medical evaluation(s);
• Perform observation(s) of inmates to detect response to specified types of medications and notifies nurse of unexpected reactions;
• Maintain inventory in medication/treatment rooms at established PAR Levels, reorder and stock supplies as needed;
• Ensure that medication inventories are maintained, ordered, and returned to contracted pharmaceutical provider in accordance with facility policy and established protocols;
• Work involves some risk to personal safety, and may involve increased exposure to communicable diseases.

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