Medication Aide | Sturgis Long Term Care | Full Time – 40 Hours

Sturgis, SD USA Full time 23_4419


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Primary Location

Sturgis, SD USA


MHSC-ST Long Term Care-Skilled Nursing

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Starting Pay Rate Range

$17.84 - $20.50

(Determined by the knowledge, skills, and experience of the applicant.)

Job Summary

It starts with heart. That is what you will do each day. As a Medication Aide at Monument Health, you will be valued as an essential team member providing compassionate resident focused care. You will discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and— most importantly— a life-changing career. You will make a difference. Every day.

As a Medication Aide, you will assist the nursing staff in providing excellent, effective, and safe resident care, be responsible for supervised tasks related to administering medications, providing personal care, and activities for residents. You will help promote the health and comfort to meet their individualized plan of care. On the job training and continual support will help build knowledge and skills needed to provide best in class care and demonstrate cohesive teamwork!

Our vision at Monument Health is to be one team, to listen, to be inclusive, and to show we care. To do the right thing. Every time. If you share this philosophy, we hope you’ll join us.

Monument Health offers competitive wages and benefits on qualifying positions. Some of those benefits can include:

*Supportive work culture

*Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage

*Retirement Plans, Health Savings Account, and Flexible Spending Account

*Instant pay is available for qualifying positions

*Paid Time Off Accrual Bank

*Opportunities for growth and advancement

*Tuition assistance/reimbursement

*Excellent pay differentials on qualifying positions (extra pay for working evening, nights or weekends)

*Flexible scheduling

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Assists and supervises residents with administration of medications per Physician Orders and follows proper protocols for administering medication.
  • Assists residents with personal cares in accordance with the resident plan of care and as delegated by the RN/LPN/RCM/DRS. Including, bathing, oral cares, feeding, toileting and repositioning/transferring as well as other duties as needed.
  • Collects specimens, vital signs, assesses level of functioning, and reports/documents accordingly, as well as reporting to the nurse in charge in a timely fashion Records the administration of medications in the MAR.
  • Performs a variety of cleaning duties to ensure a set standard of cleanliness in the facility, as evidenced by good appearance of area upon check ups, positive feedback from staff using the areas cleaned, and minimal negative feedback.
  • Prepares and serves food according to daily needs with minimal waste.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements


Positions at MH Assisted Living Require:

Education - High School Diploma/GED Equivalent

Certification - Certified Medication Aide (CMA) - South Dakota Board of Nursing

Work Experience - 1+ years of Related Experience

Positions at MH Long Term/Senior Care Require:

Education - High School Diploma/GED Equivalent

Certification - Certified Medication Aide (CMA) - South Dakota Board of Nursing and Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) - South Dakota Board of Nursing;

Work Experience - 1+ years of Related Experience


Education - High School Diploma/GED Equivalent in General Studies

Physical Requirements: Very Heavy work - exerting over 25 pounds of force constantly (67-100% of the time), and/or more than 50 pounds frequently (34-66% of the time), and/or more than 100 pounds of force occassionally (up to 33% of the time), and/or more than 100 pounds of force seldomly to move objects. Possible exposure to radiation and frequent exposure to contaminated needles and infectious body substances. Requires the ability to work designated shift lengths (including 8 and 12 hours), which may include night shifts or occasional irregular hours.

Job Category


Job Family

Nursing Support


Employee Type


64 Monument Health Sturgis Hospital

Make a differenceEvery day.

Monument Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.