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Good Samaritan Society Lead Medication Assistant - FT Days in Pipestone, Minnesota

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Join our not-for-profit organization that has provided over 100 years of housing and services to seniors with a commitment to quality care and service in a Christian environment.

Facility: GSS MN Pipestone Com
Location: Pipestone, MN
Address: 1311 N Hiawatha Ave, Pipestone, MN 56164, USA
Shift: Day
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
Salary Range: $19.50 - $29.50
Pay Info: $2500 Additional Sign On Bonus!

Department Details

Begin a new career in caregiving! At our Pipestone facility, we will train you in the skills you need to grow and succeed.

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Sign on Bonus Available

  • Generous Shift Differentials

  • Nursing scholarships

  • Direct access to your earnings daily

  • Fun, Family Oriented Work Environment

  • Company Matched 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Salary Increases

  • Referral Bonuses

  • Advancement Opportunities

  • Paid Time Off

  • Compassionate Leave

  • Education Assistance

Job Summary

The Lead Medication Assistant organizes and assigns the resident assistants to ensure that residents’ plans of care are carried out and documented as directed. Knowledge of and delivers appropriate age-related care related to the physical and psychological needs of adult and geriatric residents per plans of care. An essential communication link with resident assistants. Provides hands on care to residents and works with additional resources to plan and deliver care for all residents in their household. Plays a key role in the resident admission process, orientation of new staff and students, and data collection on performance indicators. Performs tasks delegated by the supervising nurse as well as other managers in the blended household. Provides assistance with basic health care needs including daily living activities that may include, but are not limited to, bathing, toileting, grooming, dressing/undressing, obtaining and recording vital signs, and providing psychosocial support and other personal care to assigned resident.

Responsible for maintenance of the household environment during his/her scheduled shift. Assists the resident in transferring, re-positioning, and walking using correct and appropriate transfer techniques and equipment and provides range of motion and passive exercises. Assists residents with meals and snacks, provides water and supplements as appropriate. Administers prescribed medications as delegated by a licensed nurse and within their scope of practice as defined by state regulations. Documents the outcomes related to resident care, medication administration, behavior, activity, and dietary. Communicates changing condition, medication follow-up and care related concerns/responses to the charge nurse. Provides assistance and documentation with wellness and recreational programs and encourages residents to participate. Aids providers and nursing staff members with procedures, if needed. Collects non-invasive body fluid specimens and gathers vital signs. Utilizes cost effective measures while delivering quality care. May participate in departmental/organization committees and task forces as needed.


High school graduate or general equivalency diploma (GED) preferred, but not required.

Minimum age of 18 preferred. Six months experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Prior clinical or nursing assistant experience in long-term care preferred.

Satisfactorily completes yearly department specific competency testing and maintains a record of continuing education credits for each year. A minimum of 12 hours continuing education are required annually based on state requirements. Maintains all department specific required certifications. When applicable, may need a valid driver's license and auto insurance.

North Dakota and Iowa: Require Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification with the State Board of Nursing. CNA certification must be maintained with the State Board of Nursing. Successful completion of a state-approved Certified Medication Aide/Assistant course once CNA certification is obtained.

Minnesota: Must have nursing assistant certification, have completed the 75-hour course and be registered with the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry. Successful completion of a state-approved Trained Medication Assistant course.

South Dakota: Must successfully complete the state approved Certified Medication Aide (CMA) course. CMA certification must be maintained with the State Board of Nursing.

For all Good Samaritan Society Locations: Must have the state required certified/trained medication aide certification (CMA or TMA). It is assumed that one must have their certified nursing assistant (CNA) certification prior to attaining their TMA/CMA.


The Good Samaritan Society offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit .

The Good Samaritan Society is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

The Good Samaritan Society has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-0126205
Job Function: Nursing
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