Pioneer Medical Center

Certified Medication Aide II

Pioneer Medical Center is a 25-bed critical access hospital, essentially the county hospital for Sweet Grass County, Montana: Population 3700. We are in a beautiful valley along the Yellowstone River, between three mountain ranges, just north of Yellowstone National Park. We serve our neighbors (ranchers, skilled trades people and active retirees) and the many tourists who come here on their way to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, or to fish the Yellowstone, hike, bike, hunt or just get away from overcrowded places. Big Timber is a vibrant and welcoming small town, an hour from Bozeman and Billings. Our schools are highly rated, with high community support.

Pioneer Medical Center has an immediate opening for a full-time Certified Medication Aide II (CMA) to join our hospitals patient care team.

Certified Medication Aide II Job Description

1. Supports and models behaviors consistent with Pioneer Medical Center’s mission, vision, values, code of business conduct and service expectations. Meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental, and outside agency standards as it relates to the environment, employee, patient safety or job performance.

2. Administers and records prescribed medications per MD/Physician orders.

3. Administers only medications that are allowed by the MT State Board of Nursing for a Medication Aide II.

4. Utilizing a holistic approach, performs basic nursing care and treatments within scope of practice as directed by the licensed nurse to include the goal-directed plan of care for the patient.

5. Ensures complete, accurate and timely entry into patient medical record as indicated by patient need and documentation guidelines, consistent with departmental policies and procedures, to include, but not limited to, activities of daily living (ADLs), vital signs, intake and output measurements and hourly rounding.

6. Adheres to Pioneer Medical Center and facility safety standards, policies, and practices. Anticipates and identifies problems and safety issues, then initiates appropriate action.

7. Utilizes performance improvement principles to assess and improve the quality of patient/resident care.

8. Demonstrates collaborative, supportive, and caring behaviors in communication with patients/residents, families, visitors, and the interdisciplinary care team.

9. Takes responsibility for identification of own growth and development needs; meets all system and departmental educational and continuing education requirements.

15. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental, and outside agency safety standards as it relates to the environment, employee, residents and patients.

16. Identifies needs and sets goals for own growth and development; meets all mandatory systems/departmental requirements.

17. Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.


• Common policies and procedures, both organizational and departmental

• Compliance Program

• Code of Conduct

• Regulatory standards (i.e., State Survey, OSHA)

• HIPAA and confidentiality requirements

• Patient’s/resident’s rights

• Patient safety standards


• Customer service techniques and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with patients, families, and members of the interdisciplinary care team with a variety of developmental and sociocultural backgrounds

• Performance of tasks and procedures as directed by the RN and/or LPN in accordance with established policies, procedures, and protocols

• Operation of patient care equipment and electronic applications

• Professional communication skills, both verbal and written


• Incorporate population specific needs into all aspects of communication and patient care; scope of services provided will encompass age groups from infant through geriatric

• Demonstrate empathy and sensitivity necessary to elicit patients’ cooperation and allay apprehensions

• Provide/relay information to patients, residents, and/or families and report on patient condition and/or unusual findings with members of the interdisciplinary care team as appropriate

• Utilize time management concepts to maximize tasks effectively

• Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbal and written

• Establish and maintain collaborative relationships

• Work effectively in a team environment

• Work with general supervision

• Function in a chaotic work environment with changing priorities as it relates to patient care needs

• Lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds unassisted


• Professional conduct in dealing with difficult situations with co-workers, patients, families, and visitors. Requires ability to deal with patients with acute, chronic, and complex disease processes and those who are dying.

• Resourcefulness in dealing with simple to moderate complexity requires ability to prioritize duties with assistance of nursing personnel.



• High school diploma or its equivalent

• Must be 18 years or older

• Must have previous CNA experience of at least 4,000 hours with active, unencumbered MT certification

• Must maintain BLS certification or become certified within 14 days of hire

• Must have completed a certification program approved by the Board of Nursing or hold a current unencumbered certification for Medication Aide II, or be able to pass the examination with 80% proficiency within 45 days of hire



• Normal patient/resident care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust or extremes of temperature. Regular exposure to odors and difficult patient/resident care activities.

• May be required to work varying shifts, weekends and/or holidays. May be required to float to areas of need.

• Utilization of computers and electronic applications for clinical information systems

• Frequent standing, walking, bending, and stooping

• Must be able to lift 50 pounds

Blood Borne Pathogen Category: Category I: Tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues.

Blood Borne Pathogen Category: Category II: Tasks that may involve occasional exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues, but are not a part of the routine job description. Appropriate protective measures are readily available to every employee engaged in Category II tasks.

Look through our website,, the Facebook groups "Big Timber Community" and "Big Timber Buzz” or call our HR Manager at 406.932.4603 for more information about the area and this role.

Pioneer Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring,

placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.'

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