I got promoted to CMT a month after my first CNA Job in LCT. I've only worked in one other facility and the one I work at now. At the old one, the CMT drew everything from bottled medication or bubble packs. The mission is simple: hand out the right meds to the right person at the right time. At this new place it's quite nice cuz the pharmacy delivers meds only needed for each person that day. I deal with a lot of anxiety meds and hypertension drugs, Metropolol etc. I've done suppositories, inhalers, nebulizers. At the old place, we had a diabetic resident who got her insulin pen and we dressed wounds. At the new place, I have more restrictions
I only do meds and get samples. The nurses dress and change wounds and do insulin. In one aspect, I liked the independence at the old place- I did a lot more medication wise so I felt important and was constantly practicing t skills. At this new place, I have less freedom but also less liability, which is nice.
However, I have more responsibility management wise because the CMT is responsible for reordering meds and following up with the pharmacy. That really scares me!
The good thing about this new place is I have full benefits if I want them, PTO and tuition assistance
the bad thing is I don't enjoy it as much as the other because there's less resident interaction and less togetherness with co workers (right now I'm responsible for about 38 and before I only had 12) oh well.. I'm a pre-nursing student as well