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CERTIFIED MEDICATION AIDE in Lawton, OK at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 6/26/2022

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Job Description

Facility: LAWTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Salary: $16.00

Bonus (if applicable): $1000.00

Shift:

Benefits: Full-time employees will enjoy a competitive benefits package for an energized workforce with options for you and your family including:

• Paid time off        • Paid holidays         • 401(k)
• 401(k) matching      • Health Insurance        • Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance       • Life Insurance          • Flexible spending account
• Health savings account    • Tuition Reimbursement     • Reduced tuition rates
• Employee discount     • Employee assistance program • Pet insurance
• Disability Insurance     • Paid training           • Other benefits available

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Are you looking for a career you can feel good about? We hire only those that strive to do their best. By joining our family, you'll receive the honor and recognition that comes with working for the industry's global leader in evidenced based rehabilitation. 

Who We Are: 

GEO provides complementary, turnkey solutions for numerous government partners worldwide across a spectrum of diversified correctional and community reentry services. From the development of state-of-the-art facilities and the provision of management services and evidence-based rehabilitation to the post-release reintegration and supervision of individuals in the community, GEO offers fully diversified, cost-effective services that deliver enhanced quality and improved outcomes. 

Why Work for GEO: 

At GEO, we believe that diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of a variety of views, perspectives, and backgrounds are integral parts of our company's success. 

We believe that work is more than a place you go every day. It is about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things. 

Employee benefits play an important role in making The GEO Group a great place to work. At GEO, we believe in the three pillars of employee wellbeing: physical, emotional, and financial. With comprehensive benefits and competitive wages, we trust that you will find all the resources you need here to be successful. 



 

Summary

Our Certified Medication Aide, under close supervision, assists in performing routine duties to include medications administration, inventory control and storage or pharmaceuticals items.

 



Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparing and administering prescribed medications to patients under the supervision of a licensed RN, and in compliance with all Facility policies and procedures and Pharmacy Board rules and regulations.
  • Adhering to all Facility policies and procedures and Pharmacy Board rules and regulations regarding the administration and documentation of narcotic medications.
  • Performing medication administration responsibilities while adhering to all safety principles.
  • Documenting administration of medication on the Medication Administration Record (MAR).
  • Documenting medications not administered on the MAR, and the reason for not being administered.
  • Distributes and administers medication abiding by the rules and regulations of the Health and Safety Code, Chapter 242, Subchapter F, “Licensing Standards for Medication Aides.”
  • Applies knowledge of drugs and therapeutics in dispensing medication.
  • Enters medication compliance into pharmacy computer system if applicable. Ensures that prescribed medications are administered as ordered, using the formulary.
  • Assists the physician with sick call and setting up for minor surgical procedures.
  • Observes and reports changes in patient’s condition; assists the physician or nurse with procedures under their direct supervision.
  • Assists in the maintenance of a safe, comfortable facility environment; obtains, stores and maintains nursing supplies; cleans and sterilizes instruments and equipment.
  • Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality of information and records at all times.
  • Practices basic cost containment and utilization management for patient care and facility operations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent certification required.
  • Current Certified Medication Aide Permit required in the state within services are provided. Must maintain a current copy of the permit on file in the facility at all times.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of full-time wage-earning experience as a Certified Medication Aide.
  • Must have current CPR Certification.

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