Patient Care Assistant III

Advance Medication Aide (Fully Advanced)

Recruitment #220421-Y10C-31

Introduction

Patient Care Assistant III - Advance Medication Aide (Fully Advanced)
Annual Salary
$37,977.10/ $0.87 shift diff for 3-11 & 11-7 Shifts. All shifts available

Basic Purpose:
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for providing direct and indirect non-professional nursing care or outreach services in a clinic, hospital, institution or home setting under nursing or medical supervision.  This includes performing duties such as taking vital signs, obtaining lab specimens, charting, escorting patients, assisting with activities of daily living, and ordering and receiving supplies.

Typical Functions:
•Performs direct nursing tasks including taking vital signs, assisting with activities of daily living and hygiene needs, and obtaining certain lab specimens.
•Charts observations and activities, reporting pertinent changes in the patient’s condition.
•Performs delegated or other specialized functions as educationally prepared.
•Escorts patients to and from various destinations.
•Assists in maintaining and providing a clean, safe environment.
•Orders, receives and stores supplies and performs basic clerical functions.
•Participates in follow-up activities and tracking clients, schedules appointments and performs other related tasks.
•Provides case finding and recruitment of at risk persons for comprehensive health services.

Level Descriptor:
This is the leadership level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibility for providing guidance, training, and assignment of work activities to other patient care assistant staff, and perform more advanced duties.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the English language in order to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; of public health services available to the community; of record keeping; of the techniques of interviewing, of basic nursing practices and techniques; of basic methods of sanitation and personal hygiene; of medical terminology; and of planning and organizing work assignments. Ability is required to record observations and activities, to follow oral and written directions; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to apply basic nursing techniques; to monitor and direct the work of others; and to judge a situation accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience required at this level consists of three years of experience in providing patient care.

Special Requirements:
Level III requires certification as a (CMA-A) Certified Medication Aide Advanced by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Some agencies may have determined positions in this job family to be safety sensitive as defined by 63 O.S. § 427.8.


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