Querencia at Barton Creek Certified Medication Aide, CMA PRN in Austin, Texas

Querencia is Austin’s premier, resort style retirement community nestled in the scenic Texas Hill Country, in west Austin's Barton Creek neighborhood. Our life care community includes 167 Independent Living suites, 40 Assisted Living suites, 23 Assisted Living-Memory Support suites, and 42 Skilled Nursing/Long-term Care beds.

Our Vision and Mission:

Creating exceptional senior living experiences by enriching lives, providing compassionate care, and ensuring financial security for all we serve.

Querencia’s achievements:

  • A five-star quality rated community from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

  • A Masterpiece Living Certified Center for Successful Aging

  • A recipient of Gold in the Senior Living Division of the NuStep Pinnacle Award

  • A recipient of the 2018 American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living National Quality Silver Award

  • The Plaza at Querencia, was recently recognized as one of the best nursing homes in the country by U.S. News & World Report 2017-18

Team Member Benefits offered:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, and Short-term disability

  • Company Paid Life Insurance

  • PTO - Paid Time Off

  • 401K with company match

  • Holiday Pay

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Free buffet meals in our team member break room

  • Discounted Gold’s Gym Membership

If you're passionate about caring for people, please consider joining our amazing team. We are hiring for PRN CMAs in Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living.

Position Summary:

Cares for residents in the retirement and nursing community under direction of nursing and medical staff, by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Interviews patient to determine medical problem/condition and documents in chart for physician.

  • Obtains and records patient's vital signs and weight.

  • Administers and documents medications given by following specifically written physicians orders, including oral, topical, and suppository medications, as well as eye and ear drops

  • Compliance - Participates in all in-service programs to expand and develop abilities. Maintains compliance to all personnel policies, established community policies and procedures, and Federal and State regulations and standards, including but not limited to HIPAA privacy and confidentiality laws. Understands and implements the Fire Safety and Disaster Preparedness Plan and evacuation procedures of the community during drills and actual emergencies.

  • Performs various treatments not requiring license nurse (hot/cold applications, vital signs, weights, etc.) Uses procedure manual to verify correct techniques and practices standard precautions.

  • Observes, records, and reports observations such as unexpected and untoward effects from medications.

  • Takes vital signs as needed prior to administration of certain medications.

  • Provides direct resident care (See CNA Job Description). Functions as a CNA when not assigned to administer medications.

  • Develops and maintains courteous and professional relationships with residents, visitors, and co-workers.

  • Performs other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

  • May need to respond as appropriate to personal calls from the Independent Living Center. Duties in this setting may include but are not limited to providing First Aid, call emergency personnel (dial 911), and/or call family members at request of Independent Living residents.

Qualifications:

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, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Educational Requirements and Experience:

  • QMA Certificate in good standing on file with the appropriate Department of Health and current CNA Certificate. One year experience in long-term care setting desired.