Certified Medication Technician (CMT) - MOPH Expansion

St. Louis, MO 63119

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Position Description

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, one of South County’s largest independent, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation nonprofit senior living communities, seeks compassionate and experienced Certified Medication Technician to join our growing team.

At Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, our mission is simple: we create communities that promote the dignity of human life and reflect the spirit of Jesus Christ. We proudly provide the best possible physical, social, and spiritual care for our older adult residents...but we need your help.

Functions as a Certified Medication Technician (CMT) for CRSS Assisted Living Facilities. Administers and documents medications by all routes except for intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, with the exception of insulin. Assist residents who are functionally, physically, and or socially impaired and need 24 hour protective oversight and assist residents with activities of daily living, housekeeping and cleaning duties. All responsibilities will be conducted in a manner that is consistent with the philosophy of Cardinal Ritter Senior Services.

Available Shifts: 

  • Full Time Days/Every other Weekend
  • Part Time Days
  • Full Time Evenings/Every other Weekend
  • Part Time Evenings
  • Full Time Nights/Every other Weekend
  • Part Time Nights

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepares, administers and documents medications by all routes, except for intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, with the exception of insulin, in compliance with all State and Federal regulations.
  • Responsible for performing blood sugar testing and administering insulin as ordered.
  • Maintains glucometer calibration checks and documents.
  • Observes, reports and records response of the resident to medications.
  • Observes and reports changes in residents’ physical condition, skin conditions and cognitive/ emotional status to Resident Care Coordinator.
  • Maintains an accurate account of controlled substances.
  • Orders and monitors appropriate use of needed supplies including reordering of medications.
  • Administers specified treatments and records.
  • Administer oxygen by nasal cannula as needed.
  • Maintains oxygen systems for residents on a daily bases.
  • Assists residents with bathing and personal hygiene (shaving, oral hygiene, nail care, hair care, foot care(except for diabetics); mobility devices (canes, walker, wheelchairs, crutches, including monitoring safe self-transfer and ambulation techniques and care of all activities of daily living devices (eyeglasses, contact lenses, hearing aids).
  • Does monthly pathway to safety checks with residents and documents.
  • Assists residents with housekeeping tasks such as vacuuming, room cleaning emptying trash, bed making, and bed/linen changes.
  • Assists residents with personal laundry as needed.
  • Records incidents, errors, and/or accidents.
  • Conducts room checks and makes resident rounds.
  • Records resident and resident-related events
  • Ensures resident’s participation in meal times.
  • Pours coffee and provides beverage service at lunch and dinner.
  • Participates in and supports the resident-centered activity programs.
  • Responds to and acts appropriately in emergency or disaster situation.
  • Demonstrates an appreciation of the heritage, values and wisdom of the residents and an understanding of the aging process.
  • Assists with quality assurance programs.
  • Assists in training of new CMT/ML1 staff.
  • Provides and promotes customer service for residents, employees, and visitors
  • Maintain safe and clean environment for residents, visitors and staff.
  • Attends all staff meetings and required in-services yearly before evaluation is due.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

Knowledge & Experience Requirements

  • Must be a Certified Nursing Assistant and in good standing in the state of Missouri.
  • Must have successfully completed the Certified Medication Technician training program for the state of Missouri and be in good standing.
  • Must have successfully completed or be willing to complete the Insulin Administration Training Program within three months of hire.
  • Must have current CPR certification or be willing to become CPR certified.
  • Maintains all certification required for employment qualifications
  • Able to perform duties with minimal direction from the Resident Care Coordinator.
  • Electronic Health Record literate.

Skills & Attitudes Required for Success in Job

  • Able to think, act and intervene independently in both routine and emergency situations.
  • Must be self-motivated, function as an “in charge person” and use good judgment.
  • Able to relate to residents and staff in a courteous and diplomatic manner under all circumstances.
  • Able to work flexible hours and participate in holiday activities.
  • Utilizes tactful, diplomatic communication techniques in potentially sensitive or emotionally charged situations.
  • Able to perform physical/mental/functional requirements of the position.

Pre-Employment Screening

All candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening. The screenings will include criminal background check and other background checks (as needed), drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, and Covid-19 vaccination. Various positions will require physical examination, Tuberculosis screening and Hepatitis A. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs and activities

CRSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.