Certified Medication Aide

The Certified Medication Aide (CMA) is responsible for accurately distributing and documenting medications to Heartspring students in a group home residential setting. 

Job Description:


  1. Distribute and document prescribed medications to students in the Heartspring School.
  2. Perform audits of medication cabinets and Medication Administration Records (MARs), to ensure all medications were passed appropriately.
  3. Ensure compliance with KDHE regulations regarding medication storage.
  4. Inform Heartspring Medical Office of any health-related concerns observed.
  5. Assist with the delivery of MARs and refills medications to the group homes.
  6. Audits medication records for error reports that are not turned in or completed.
  7. Facilitates communication between the Medical Office and second-shift paraeducators regarding medication changes or medically-ordered treatments.
  8. Prompt and regular attendance is required for this position.


  1. Check and restock first aid kits.
  2. Observes snacks being offered to students.
  3. Cuts/trims fingernails and toenails as needed.
  4. Complete other duties as assigned.


  • Must have and maintain current Kansas CMA certification.
  • Minimum 2 years' experience as a CMA.
  • Must maintain CPR certification.
  • Must maintain S&PA certification (annual).


  • Able to perform significant, prolonged, and frequent amounts of walking, standing, sitting, stooping, squatting, bending, twisting, reaching, and kneeling.
  • Occasional lifting of up to 10 pounds.


  • Occasional exposure to infectious disease, parasites, bodily fluids, and blood-borne pathogens.
  • Potential exposure to physical contact from students, including slapping, hitting, punching, kicking, head-butting, and biting.
  • Occasional exposure to all weather conditions, including heat, cold, wind, rain, and snow/ice.
  • Mandatory use of Heartspring-standard personal protective equipment.
  • Mandatory use of medical protective equipment when required.


  • Attention to Detail – job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing assigned tasks.
  • Critical Thinking - using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Data Entry - ability to enter accurate information into a computer program or system.
  • Dependability – job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and to fulfill obligations.
  • Integrity - job requires being honest, ethical, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Listening – ability to listen effectively and obtain information from others.
  • Microsoft Office - proficiency with Microsoft Office component programs.
  • Organizational Skills - developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Speaking – the ability to communicate effectively orally in order to convey information effectively.
  • Technology – job requires the ability to use/operate a standard computer system and hand-held devices.
  • Team-oriented - capable of working effectively within a team environment.
  • Time Management - managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Writing – the ability to communicate effectively in writing in order to convey information effectively.


Heartspring offers a generous benefits package including three weeks of paid vacation, sick leave, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, short term disability insurance and retirement plans. Heartspring also offers opportunities to grow within and advance your careers through on-the-job training, internal promotion preferences, and the Heartspring scholarship program to help you go back to school.

Heartspring is a drug-free campus. Heartspring is an EEO employer.

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Heartspring is an equal opportunity employer. Heartspring does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability or genetics, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

All job openings are located in Wichita, KS.

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