Certified Medication Aide Salary
A Certified Medication Aide earns an average wage of $12.04 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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Job Description for Certified Medication Aide
A certified medication aide (CMA) is responsible for administering medication to patients in a medical setting. They work closely with health professionals and patients to administer and document medication intake, writing reports and documenting customer interactions. Often, CMAs must also assist patients in using the restroom and performing other personal hygiene tasks. In addition to physical support, a CMA must be willing to provide emotional support for patients and interact with the patient's family.Read More...
They typical job setting for a certified medication aide is indoors, generally in a hospital or assisted living center. Working hours vary and aren't necessarily typical daytime hours; patients need care around the clock, so there are generally three shifts available: a day shift, a night shift, and an overnight shift. In most instances, CMAs are supervised by a lead nurse or charge nurse.
In addition to a high school diploma, most employers require a medication aide certificate or a certified nursing assistant certificate. Some states also have state certificates which must be obtained by prospective CMAs. Skills with basic computer software (such as word processing programs) and database management are generally required. A certified medical aide must possess a strong desire to help others and have excellent communication skills. Customer service skills and excellent attention to detail are important job requirements. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Certified Medication Aide Tasks
- Assist nurses in providing care and medications.
- Follow written and/or oral instructions to administer medications and document dosages and times.
- Monitor patients and report changes in condition or vital signs.
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Pay by Experience for a Certified Medication Aide has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Medication Aide with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 382 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Medication Aide with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 201 salaries. An experienced Certified Medication Aide which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 166 salaries. A Certified Medication Aide with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 44 salaries.
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