Medication Aide Training Program
A medication aide distributes patient medications in nursing homes and non-hospital, assisted living facilities for the physically or mentally disabled. Medication aides are directly supervised by doctors or other licensed caretakers.
OMCC's Medication Aide Training Program will focus on side effects of medications, differentiating dangerous sedatives and narcotics from more basic daily medications, various contraindications, and dangers of certain drug combinations. Students will also learn safe and ethical practices to prevent patient overdose, drug abuse, or theft.
Upon successful completion of the training program, graduates will receive a written certification and be eligible to take the Ohio Board of Nursing approved examination in accordance with rule 4723-27-08 of the Administrative Code.
» Class Schedule
|Day Class||8:00 am - 2:30 pm, Monday - Friday||4 weeks (120 contact hours)|
Prior to pilot program end date, medication aides can work with residents of nursing homes and residential care facilities participating in the Certified Medication Aide Pilot Program authorized under section 4723.63 of the Revised Code. After pilot program end date, they will be able to work with residents of all nursing homes and residential care facilities.
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for medication aides are expected to be good, especially for those with previous experience, formal training, or certification. Job openings will result from employment growth, as well as the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or leave the labor force.