QMAP Job Description
A QMAP is to conduct medication administration procedures according to regulatory requirements and company policies under the direction of the Clinical Wellness Manager and designated trainers and to assist with overall resident care.
- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- Medication Administration qualification.
- A commitment to the values of CCAL.
- Ability to speak, read, and write English fluently.
- Ability to relate to residents, families, and staff in a courteous and diplomatic manner under all circumstances.
- Ability to think, act and intervene independently in both routine and emergency situations.
- Must have the ability and the integrity to document consistently.
- Successfully complete
- Dementia training.
- Experience working with seniors.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Arrive on time for all shifts scheduled to ensure the staffing ratio required by state regulations.
- Read ALERTS & COMMUNICATIONS before beginning your shift.
- Administer medication to identified residents according to State Medical Administration regulations.
- Complete medication administration documentation as outlined in policies and procedures.
- Call to obtain faxed Doctors’ orders on medication changes if directed by the Clinical Wellness Manager.
- Order medications and supplies as needed.
- Report problems or errors to Clinical Wellness Manager.
- Accurately record and report incidents, errors, or accidents in appropriate documents on the eMAR system.
- Observe and report changes in the residents’ physical condition and cognitive/emotional status Clinical Wellness Manager as needed. Document changes in progress notes as outlined in procedures.
- Take resident vital signs as directed by Clinical Wellness Manager.
- Assist residents, as necessary, with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) as outlined in their Board and Care Plan (bathing, dressing, etc.)
- General housekeeping tasks such as vacuuming, emptying trash, cleaning bathrooms and kitchen, laundry, bed making, changes, etc.
- Assist with the care of resident devices such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, etc.
- Encourage residents’ wellness so far as their condition, abilities, needs, and desires allow.
- Encourage resident independence and well-being (regarding mobility and personal care, arts and crafts, reading and writing, hobbies and interests); assist in bringing residents to all activities.
- Initiate one-on-one visits with appropriate residents.
- Assist in a variety of tasks related to dining, including serving, clearing, resetting tables, etc.
- Prepare and serve snacks as needed.
- Lead activities for residents as assigned.
- Respond to and act appropriately in emergency or disaster situations.
- Plan and complete duties with minimal direction from the supervisor.
- Use tactful communication techniques in all situations with residents, families, and co-workers.
- Act as an ambassador and public relations representative to guests and other visitors.
- Give verbal and/or written report to oncoming QMAP at the end of your shift. Must stay at the facility until relieved by oncoming QMAP in order to comply with State regulations.
- Other duties as assigned.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
- Demonstrate an appreciation of CCAL’s Mission, Vision, and Values.
- Exhibit professional judgment in the performance of job duties.
- Schedule, prepare for, and participate in performance review meetings with Clinical Wellness Manager.
- Attend and participate in team meetings and trainings.
- Participate in projects and committees as assigned.
- Demonstrate that you are an enthusiastic team player.
- Ensure that facility equipment is appropriately utilized, maintained, contained, and secure.
- Assist with quality assurance programs when indicated.
- Other duties as assigned.
Materials and Equipment Directly Used:
Computer and corresponding appropriate programs, telephone, smartphone, copier, sound equipment, video viewing equipment, other electronic equipment as needed, medical equipment for blood pressure, temp, and other vitals, O2 equipment, wheelchairs & walkers; gait belt with training only
Physical and Environmental Demands:
- Exposure to body fluids, infections, odors, and various types of resident behavior.
- Exposure to chemical/cleaning solutions.
- Estimated 90% inside work, 10% outside work.
- Requires considerable walking, standing, and climbing.
- Considerable lifting up to 40 lbs, occasional pushing, and pulling up to 100 lbs.
- Requires frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and considerable reaching and handling.
- Requires alertness, creativity, imagination, initiative, patience, problem-solving and good judgment.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.