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Certified Medication Aide (CMA) - Clemens Unit

Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Brazoria
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

The mission of Correctional Managed Care is to address the healthcare needs of underserved patient populations within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. JOB SUMMARY:
Performs technical duties in the field of patient care and participates in the general health care of patients by providing assistance -with cleanliness, grooming, rest, activity, nourishment, and distribution of medications. Assists the professional staff in maintaining a safe therapeutic environment.

  • Collects, reports and documents data: vital signs, height and weight, intake and output, pulse oximetry, and collect specimens.
  • Assists with patient activities and care as assigned by the charge nurse/designee as indicated by the patient's plan of care.
  • Provides for patient's personal hygiene; assists with chronic wound care; assists with feeding; and ambulates, positions, and turns patients with altered mobility.
  • Assists in the maintenance of a safe, comfortable environment; obtains, stores and maintains pharmacy and nursing medications and supplies.
  • Distributes and documents patient's medications, both in general population and administrative segregation, from filled prescriptions, abiding by Title 40, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 95, "Licensing Standards for Medical Aides Handbook".
  • Ensures drug room security, replaced facility working drug stocks, and maintains the upkeep of facility drug room and pharmaceutical equipment.
  • Enters medication compliance into the pharmacy computer system.
  • Participates in in-service orientation and continuing education classes. Obtains 40 hours of continuing education/in-service hours on an annual basis to meet ACA standards.
  • Adheres to internal controls and reporting structures.
  • Performs related duties as required. EQUIPMENT:
    Standard patient care -supplies, equipment and mechanical devices.
    Work environment is located within the confines of a prison, jail or juvenile detention center. Security clearance is required; pre-employment drug testing is also required.

Keywords: University of Texas Medical Branch, Missouri City , Certified Medication Aide (CMA) - Clemens Unit, Other , Brazoria, Texas

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