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Trinity Health Certified Medication Aide - Skilled Care Unit - Part Time - Nights in Sioux City, Iowa

Employment Type:

Part time


Night Shift


Employment Type: Part Time

Shift: Nights

Position Purpose: Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse/Designee, the Medication Aide will assist in the administering of medications to residents as ordered by the attending physician, under the direction of the attending physician, the nurse supervisor or the Director or Nursing. The administration of medications shall be in accordance with established nursing standards, the policies, procedures, and practices of this community and the requirement of the state of Iowa.

What you will Do:

  • Consistently demonstrate (leads by example) Values to Internal and external customers (residents, visitors, volunteers and associates.) Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, propagating a calm environment through the community.

  • Execute assignments in a culture that is shared and collaborative across the unit.

  • Accurately and safely prepare, administer and document for oral and/or topical medications that are commonly used in this community and that may be ordered for resident use by the attending physician or the Medical Director.

  • Participate in MDQI programs and any other community committee or program which affects the medication pass and seeks to improve the performance and accuracy of the medication pass.

  • Ensure that all medications administered and properly labeled. Follow the labeling policies and practices of the community.

  • Follow community policies and procedures regarding the destroying of medications; assist in carrying out these rules under the direction of the community pharmacist, Director of Nursing including the documentation requirements.

  • Observe and verify the medication has been ingested and/ or applied as directed. Document any instances where prescribed medication has not been administered, including reason(s) for refusal.

  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information. Ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy.

  • Supports the admission, transfer and discharge process for the resident.

  • Assist residents with daily living functions such as dental care, feeding, bathing, dressing/undressing nail care, hair care and shaving according to expressed preference.

  • Assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning and transporting residents into and out of beds, chairs, whirlpools, wheelchairs and lifts.

  • Answer call lights promptly.

  • Perform restorative and rehabilitative procedures; provide daily range of motion exercises and record data as instructed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a high school diploma/GED.

  • Must have successfully completed a 75-hour credit (or more) Nursing Assistant Program (Certified Nurse Assistant) from an accredited school, if no certificate, verification of employment as a CNA and state registered.

  • Successful completion of Qualified Medication Aide course.

  • Must be in an active status on the Iowa Direct Care Worker Registry.

  • Maintains certification in B.C.L.S.

  • Previous experience working in long-term care or with the geriatric population preferred.

  • Must possess superior customer service skills and professionalism.

  • Must possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

Position Highlights and Benefits

  • The tri-state region, referred to as Western Iowa or Siouxland, is highlighted by safe and friendly communities, excellent schools and a mix of peaceful rural areas and vibrant city atmosphere where Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota meet at the Missouri River.

  • Situated in the heart of downtown Sioux City, MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center is also well positioned for urban living in any of the newly renovated apartments, downtown lofts, or townhome living options. The downtown also features a historic district with excellent restaurants and social spots, and you'll just be steps away from the beautifully renovated Warrior Hotel for dinner and the gorgeous Orpheum Theatre for entertainment.

We care about your well-being, both physical and mental, which is why our benefit package includes:

  • Wellness programs

  • Education reimbursement

  • Personalized health insurance plans including dental and vision

  • Paid time off

  • Long- and short-term leave

  • Retirement planning

  • Life insurance coverage

Ministry/Facility Information

MercyOne Western Iowa serves the needs of individuals in a 33-county area including western Iowa, eastern Nebraska and southeastern South Dakota. MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center ( , a 238-bed regional facility, is home to the only Level II trauma center in the area – one of only four trauma care facilities in the state to receive verification from the American College of Surgeons – and MercyOne Air Med, a regional helicopter ambulance service. Along with owned and managed hospitals in Primghar ( and Hawarden, Iowa, and a partnership with Dunes Surgical Hospital ( in South Dakota, the region also operates a primary care network, specialty care clinics and home health care, providing an entire continuum of preventative, primary, acute and tertiary health care services to provide personalized, compassionate care for the communities we serve and beyond.

MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center and all its affiliates are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

EOE including disability/veteran