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Certified Medication Aide (CMA) Job Description

Department: Nursing Reports To: Unit Manager FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


Administers prescribed medications to residents and maintains related medical records under supervision of Charge Nurse and cares for residents in nursing home, under the direction of nursing and medical staff and in accordance of the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned.

  • Verifies identity of resident receiving medication and records name of drug, dosage, and time of administration on specified forms or records.
  • Presents medication to resident and observes ingestion or other application, or administers medication.
  • Takes vital signs or observes resident to detect response to specified types of medications and prepares report or notifies designated personnel of unexpected reactions.
  • Documents reasons prescribed drugs are not administered.
  • Gives direct resident care that falls within the CNA job description, and assists Charge Nurse in examinations and treatments as needed.
  • Receives supply of ordered medications and apportions, mixes, or assembles drugs for administration to resident.
  • Records and restocks medication inventories.
  • Assists residents to meet daily needs while providing a safe environment and ensuring the dignity and well being of residents.
  • Answers call lights, bells, or intercom system within 5 minutes to determine residents’ needs.
  • Reports pertinent residents’ information to charge nurse.
  • Must consistently display and model the EdenHill Spirit hospitality behavior models.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:



Problem Solving

Customer Service


Interpersonal Skills

Oral Communication



Organizational Support

Strategic Thinking









To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Completion of Certified Nurse Aide Course and passing of Texas State test, as well as the Medication Aide Certification test for Texas.

Language Skills:

Must have the ability to; recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers. Must also be able to read and write the English language, and communicate by speaking simple sentences.

Mathematical Skills:

Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Must obtain and maintain criteria established by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services regarding certification for both Certified Nurse Aide and Medication Aide.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and /or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and busy.


I have read this job description and fully understand the requirements set forth herein. I hereby accept the position of Certified Medication Aide (CMA), and will perform all said duties to the best of my ability and understand that as a result of my employment, I may be exposed to the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses. I understand that I may be held criminally liable for failure to report suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation.

I further understand that my employment is at-will, and thereby understand that my employment may be terminated at-will by the facility or myself with or without notice.

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