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Qualified Medication Aide (QMA)

Dedicated Nursing Associates, a medical staffing firm, has current openings for Qualified Medication Aides. If you are experienced in providing quality care to those who need assistance, we want you on our team! With DNA, you choose where you want to work, when you want to work, and how often you want to work.

Occupational Summary:
Responsible for the continuous improvement of total quality care as it relates to providing Qualified Medication Aide services to hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities requiring the services of a Qualified Medication Aide. Additionally, the Qualified Medication Aide demonstrates competency while dispensing and administering
medications and/or applying/administering treatments under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Reports To: Charge Nurse or Nursing Supervisor

Supervises: None


  1. Graduate of a state-approved training class for nurse’s aides.
  2. Completion of a state-approved Qualified Medication Aide course, passed the state-approved competency, and has received state certification to practice in an expanded role.
  3. Current CPR
  4. Ability to understand medical/surgical terminology
  5. Minimum of six months experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility.
  6. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  1. Responsible for providing patient services as directed by the nursing plan of care and/or nursing supervisor.
  2. Responsible for reporting on the condition of the patient/client to the appropriate supervisor and other staff members.
  3. Responsible for performing tasks that are within the scope of his/her educational preparation, and knowledge, and permitted by the policies and procedures for local, state, and federal guidelines; and the policies of the facility requesting the services.
  4. Responsible for dispensing, administration, monitoring, and documentation of medications and treatments as prescribed by authorized healthcare providers and following scope of practice and facility policy.
  5. Provides patients’ personal hygiene by giving bedpans, urinals, baths, backrubs, shampoos, and shaves; assisting with travel to the bathroom; helping with showers and baths.
  6. Provides for activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, feeding patients as necessary; ambulating, turning, and positioning patients; and providing fresh water and nourishment between meals.
  7. Responsible for having a broad understanding of the services provided by Dedicated Nursing Associates, Inc.

Dedicated Nursing Associates offers employees the following benefits:

  • Weekly pay
  • Paid time off
  • Referral bonus plan
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 401k with match
  • Flexible opportunities range from 40+ Hours per week, As Needed (PRN), Contract and Travel Assignment


  1. Stooping, turning, bending, squatting, kneeling, and the ability to lift 50 pounds
  2. Constant/repetitive standing
  3. Ability to accurately discern color as necessary to perform job functions.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear assessing/communicating with patients and staff. The employee frequently is required to use their hands to finger, handle, or feel. Occasionally the employee is required to reach into a meal cart, into a linen cart, and to make beds.

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by the supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You will be evaluated in part based on your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.

The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time for any reason.


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Dedicated Nursing Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer