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Medication Assistants work in nursing homes or long-term care facilities. The primary activities include following standard practices of infection control, using drug references to access information, following medication orders, documenting medication-related information, assisting with storage and stocking of medications, reporting effects of drug on residents, setting up drugs for med pass, and administering medications.
High school students must already by certified as a nurse assistant and have at least 2000 hours of experience in direct patient care within the last three years. Basic reading and math level competency is required as well as a written recommendation from a nursing supervisor.