This position is casual, part-time. Hours may vary. Must be available on holidays and weekends.
Overall Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
The CMT role is providing daily medications, either prescription or non-prescription, to patients whose condition and drug regimen are stable. Will have a list of patients and medications each day, and must administer medications in the indicated dosage at the correct time. Must ensure that patients actually swallow medications, which can be an issue when working in corrections. Must be able to enforce and abide by all medication pass rules and regulations that are set within the correctional institution. Needs to be able to accurately and efficiently observe changes in any inmate’s behaviors, vital signs, and medication compliance or medication adverse side effects and be able to report these to the nurse on duty in a timely manner. Needs to be able to accurately gather information from newly arriving inmates and efficiently report this information to nurse on duty in a timely manner. Must be able to use common inner office equipment such as: computer, fax machine, copier, scanner and have good telephone/communication skills.
JOB SKILLS: Must have a strong grasp on basic patient care. Have the ability to accurately obtain vital signs and be observant to report any change in patient condition to nurse on duty. They must clearly understand the legal and ethical limits of their position. Must have a clear understanding of medical and pharmacological terminology, and be able to manage medications for a large number of patients without making dosing errors or providing medications to the wrong patient. Must be able to perform regular office duties as instructed by nurse on duty such as faxing, making copies, filing, answering telephone calls, preparing paperwork for transfers and gathering information from new inmates upon intake. Needs to be detail oriented with the ability to prioritize job duties as changes occur.
EDUCATION/TRAINING: High School Diploma or GED equivalent, CNA/ NCA/HCA/PCA with Certified Medication Technician Certificate, CPR Certification, Insulin Administration Training with Certificate, Active Driver’s License and the ability to pass physical exam, criminal background check and drug screen
WORK EXPERIENCE: 1 year of experience is preferred but willing to train.
Armstrong County considers qualified applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, service animals, familiar status, veteran status, gender, non-job related disability, or any other legally protected status.
For questions concerning this or any other position, please contact the Employment Coordinator at (724)548-3205.
The County of Armstrong is an equal opportunity employer. In recognition of its responsibility to its staff and the community it serves, we reaffirm our policy to assure fair and equal treatment in all of our employment practices, for all persons. We will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age or national origin, nor against any qualified individual with a disability, disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam War.