Job Lead: Incumbent works under the direction of the Chief Nursing Officer or designee, and the close direction and monitoring of a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, House Supervisor, Relief House Supervisor, Nurse Manager or Physician administering select medications and treatments and providing basic nursing and restorative care.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in a health care facility
  • Assigned shifts may vary (e.g. days, hours, holidays, weekends, and overtime).
  • Work involves potential exposure to biohazards, infectious materials and risk of injury from distraught individuals.
  • Work may be stressful when dealing with multiple priorities, time constraints, limited resources and uncooperative/irate individuals.
  • Extended periods of walking and standing with occasional climbing, reaching, carrying, balancing, kneeling, crouching and bending.
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds as well as push/pull up to 50 pounds of force with grip strength of 65 pounds.
  • Visual abilities include close, distance and color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Communication abilities include the ability to talk and hear within normal ranges.

Education and Work Experience and Other Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Completion of a State certified 75-hour Nursing Assistant course required and maintained in good standing.
  • Attainment of a State certified 40-hour Medication Aide certification class and exam required and maintained in good standing.
  • Completion of the 10 required competencies of a Medication Aide as defined in Nebraska State Statute within the first 14 days of employment required.
  • Basic life support/cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification required within six (6) months of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
  • Must be at least 19 years of age.
  • Six (6) months experience as a medication aide or one (1) year as a nursing assistant preferred.
  • Experience with electronic medical records preferred.
  • Completion of pre-employment drug screen, criminal records check, physical assessment, and health review required.
  • Completion of an annual health review required.

BENEFITS (If schedule is 21 hours or more per week)

  • Referral Bonus up to $2000
  • Medical premiums as low as $28.76 biweekly for single coverage
  • Dental premiums as low as $2.06 biweekly for single coverage
  • Vision premiums as low as $5.72 per month for single coverage
  • Long-term disability premium paid by County
  • Basic Life Insurance premium paid by County
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts funded $1,000 per year for single coverage or $600 annual deductible for single coverage
  • 13 paid holidays per year
  • 2 weeks’ vacation per year
  • 14 paid sick days per year
  • Upon vested retirement, pension payments for life
  • Optional benefits (e.g. short-term disability, whole life policy, cancer policy, legal services, additional term life policy)

Medication Aid Application