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Qualified Medical Assistant (QMA)

Fort Wayne, Indiana

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Candidate should/must:

  • Have a High School diploma or equivalent
  • Complete State approved course as evidenced by current State certification as a Qualified Medical Assistant (QMA)
  • Have two or more years’ experience as a QMA in a long term care facility – preferred

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

Candidates should/must:

  • Be able to communicate effectively and work as a team member
  • Be able to take direction from the Charge Nurse and also take initiative to work independently and responsibly
  • Provide personal care for the residents
  • Maintain resident unit and nursing work areas in a clean, orderly, and safe manner
  • Assist residents with preventative, therapeutic, and restorative procedures – as assigned
  • Adhere to safety and infection control policies and procedures
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Promote positive public relations for the facility
  • Assist in lifting residents in areas of 75 pounds frequently and occasionally in excess of 100 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing 10 pounds or more
  • Walk or stand as an essential function with a significant degree of pushing and pulling of arms and/or legs
  • Use hands for repetitive grasping, pushing, and pulling
  • Be able to bend frequently, kneel occasionally, twist frequently, and reach/lift frequently
  • Be able to wear protective clothing such as a gown, mask, eye shield, and gloves
  • Practice frequent washing of hands
  • Attend mandatory in-services
  • Prepare and administer topical medications (except for Stage II, III, and IV decubs)
  • Be able to use procedure manual to verify correct techniques
  • Perform medicated shampoo and bath treatments
  • Function as a nursing assistant when not assigned to pass medications
  • Assist other nursing assistants with work area needs when not involved in passing medications
  • Perform resident care measures as directed by the Charge Nurse
  • Monitor residents for expected and outward effects from medications
  • Take vital signs as needed before administration of certain medications
  • Check with Charge Nurse before administering medications when there is a question
  • Observe, record, and report to Charge Nurse any change in condition and other pertinent information
  • Get Charge Nurse to co-sign and verify information documented
  • Document summaries, observations, and pertinent changes in the medical record
  • Perform other tasks, as required.