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QMA

Date Posted:  May 11, 2022
Requisition ID:  343461
Location: 

West Lafayette, IN, US, 47906

 

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

 

About the Indiana Veterans’ Home
The Indiana Veterans’ Home, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the only long-term care facility in Indiana dedicated to serving veterans and their spouses. We provide a beautiful, healthy, and home-like environment for veterans and their spouses to live. Residents enjoy a variety of onsite and offsite activities, excellent health care, and a rich history that only a facility such as IVH can provide.
 
Salary:
Salary for this position is commensurate with education and job experience
 

 

About the Job:

Incumbent works as a Qualified Medication Aide (QMA) in the Nursing Department of the Indiana Veterans' Home.  Performs all aspects of basic nursing care, within the scope of the Certified Nurse Aide training rules; and administers medications and treatments (within the scope of the QMA rules) with moderate supervision.  Reports to the unit manager, but also takes directives from the charge nurse (either RN or LPN) on the unit.

A Day in the Life:

  • Administers medications and treatments in accordance with all accepted standards for administration;
  • Destroys and documents same for discontinued medications;
  • Maintains correct count for controlled substances;
  • Provides safe, efficient personal care of residents as directed on aide assignment;
  • Care may include, but is not limited to: bathing, showering, positioning, feeding, transferring, toileting, nail care, hair care, range of motion;
  • Uses recommended safety devices and follow infection control standards;
  • Adheres to resident's rights at all times;
  • Documents medications and treatments administered, and care provided;
  • Assists with orientation of new employees on the unit;
  • Takes vital signs;
  • Participates in resident care planning and reports unusual behaviors, signs;
  • Assists with resident transportation to and from in-facility and out-of-facility appointments;
  • Puts residents' clean clothing away and updates inventory records;
  • Cleans assigned areas and resident equipment/supplies on the unit.

What You'll Need for Success:

Must be certified as a Nurse Aide and must be certified and maintain certification as a QMA; must maintain first aid and CPR certification.  Ability to understand and communicate with residents and understand and complete nursing forms; ability to follow verbal instructions; ability to provide basic nursing care practices;  ability to use medical equipment within the scope of certification; ability to provide safe, efficient resident care, following all applicable state and Veterans' Administration rules, IVH policies and procedures and all HIPAA rules; must attend and complete all required in-service training; ability to prioritize workload; ability to be flexible; ability to recognize basic changes in a resident condition and report to the nurse; ability to administer medications and treatments in a safe, efficient manner, recognizing medication side effects and reporting the same.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

 

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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