I've been a nurse for 10 years. This coming Monday, I am interveiwing for a nocs RN charge nurse position at a LTC facility.
90 bed facilty. I will have half the pts, no matter what the census or acuity is.
The DON tells me I will be working with a CMA, who will pass all meds, except for injections.
I have never worked with a CMA before. All I know about them is that they are CNAs, who've had 80 hrs training in med administration.
Have any of you worked with a CMA?
What are the benefits? The pitfalls? What should I watch for?
What do I need to know about CMAs?
Any advise or expereinces you care to share will be appreciated.