Certified Medical Aide (CMA)

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Certified Medication Aide Program

CMA training program at MedNoc Training College is a 50 Clock Hour course. The CMA Day class completed in 1 week, the CMA evening class in 2 weeks, and the weekend CMA class in 3 weekends offered in Oklahoma city. The Certified Medication Aide class is designed to prepare the student to learn, earn knowledge, and skills to qualify and receive CMA certification Oklahoma. The Certified Medication Aide program is composed of class lectures, clinical hours, and skills lab hours. We offer a Certified Medication Aide program Monday-Friday, both morning classes and evening/night classes. We also offer CMA weekend classes. To become a Certified Medication Aide in Oklahoma, students must score 100% on Medication pass to 20 residents and also pass Oklahoma State CMA written exam.

Course Description:

The Certified Medication Aide (CMA) program is a 50-clock hour course designed to prepare students who are already certified as CNA in Oklahoma, to become a Certified Medication Aide. The CMA course is designed to meet the Oklahoma State Department of Health- Nurse Aide Registry minimum requirements. The course focuses on the administration of medications safely to the residents and or clients under the supervision of a licensed nurse in Long-Term Care (nursing home), Assisted Living, group home, jails, or prison. The CMA course is structured and led by a Licensed Nurse who is the instructor. Upon successful completion of this program and passing the State certification examination, the student shall be certified as a Certified Medication Aide (CMA) in the State of Oklahoma.

After the successful completion of our CMA program, the student/trainee will be issued by the school a completion certificate, Verification Form, signed and dated.  

CMA LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Residents’ rights and communication.
  • Preparation and administration of medication.
  • Observe, report, and document resident’s status.
  • Principles of safety; including Infection Control.
  • Knowledge of measurement systems.
  • Body systems and common Diseases.

Total Training hours for this program = 50 hours.

Class, Skills lab and Skills check-offs =34

Clinical =16 hours.

CMA COURSE SCHEDULE

Schedule Time Length 16 hours of Clinicals to be completed during the training Clinical time is: 6:45am-3:15pm. Days might vary from the normal class time.
Weekday 8:00am-3:00pm

1st week M-F,

2nd week Mon & Tue

1 week (7 days)
Evening 5:00pm-9:30pm 2 weeks
Weekend 8:00am-5:30pm 3 weekends (Sat & Sun)

Prerequisites: 

  1. Current CNA Oklahoma certification with no abuse notations
  2. High School Diploma, GED or other Equivalency, or higher.
  3. Current BLS card needed before attending clinical.
  4. Six (6) months of experience as a CNA.
  5. Minimum age: 18 Years.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Application form.
  2. Two Forms of identification. (One must be a Social Security Card, and the other must be a photo ID, such as a current State Identification card or Driver’s License).
  3. OSBI Criminal background. (Offered for a cost of $25.00).
  4. Negative TB Skin Screen Test. (offered for a cost of $20.00).
  5. Current BLS required. (BLS offered for a cost of $60.00)
  6. Affidavit of Legal presence status documentation. You must sign and date this document and must be presented for testing.
  7. Physical and mental capability to safely perform duties.

Class Examinations/Clinical Skill Examinations:

  1. Students are required to take (7) written exams and make an average score of 80% before being allowed to take the state certification exam.
  2. Students must pass all clinical skills with a score of 100%.
  3. Students must pass the Skills checkoffs with a score of 100%.
  4. The student is required to write 2 Clinical Essays as indicated on the course syllabus and score a minimum of 40 points out of 50 points on each.
  5. Practice Exam I & II: The student must score 100% on both Exam I & II. Failure to score 100% must remediate until a score of 100% is achieved.
  6. Homework, tests, and popup quizzes will be given. Therefore, completion of all readings assigned daily will be of paramount importance. This means that the student must be prepared at all times.
  7. If a student is unable to pass state certification challenge exam both written and clinical skills, he/she will be required to remediate until such a passing score is attained before he/she can test for the state certification test.

State Certification Examination

Upon successful completion of the CMA training and competency evaluation program, the student shall be allowed to take the state exam. The Oklahoma Nurse Aide Registry will register the student as a CMA and issue a certification if the student passes the exam.

State Certification Exam Details:

  • Multiple choices.
  • 50 questions.
  • Must score 70%.
  • 60 minutes.
  • The trained candidate must attest that he/she passed medications to 20 consecutive individuals with 100% accuracy during clinical rotation.

NOTE: Students have THREE attempts to pass the CMA state Exam. Failure to pass after the third trial, students will be required to retake the whole course and submit new payments for both training costs and state exams.

Upon successful completion of nurse aide training and competency evaluation program and passing the Oklahoma State Exam for CMA, the student will be registered by the Oklahoma Nurse Aide Registry and a CMA certification shall be issued and you will be listed on the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) -Nurse Aide registry

NOTE: Students have THREE attempts to pass the CMA state Exam. Failure to pass after the third trial, students will be required to retake the whole course and submit new payments for both training cost and state exam.

 Competency and skills examination

The following shall apply to the written competency examination.

(1) The examination shall be drawn from a pool of test questions that address the course requirements.

(2) The examination shall be administered and scored by Department approved entity.

(3) The examination shall comply with the examination administration requirements in OAC 310:677-3-9.

(4) A minimum score of seventy percent (70%) shall be required to pass the written competency examination for certification as a medication aide.

(5) A candidate who fails to score at least the required minimum on three consecutive written competency examinations shall be required to retrain before retesting.

The following shall apply to the skills demonstration:

(1) The skills demonstration shall be performed in a laboratory or a site comparable to the setting in which the certified medication aide will function.

(2) The skills demonstration shall be administered and scored by a physician, licensed nurse or registered pharmacist.

(3) The student shall achieve one hundred (100) percent accuracy on a medication pass on at least twenty (20) or more individuals under direct observation by an instructor.

(4) The successful completion of the medication pass shall be documented and retained in the certified medication aide’s training file.

(5) The skills demonstration shall comply with the administration requirements in OAC 310:677-3-9 and the content requirements in OAC 310:677-3-10.

Failure to complete the competency examination

If an individual does not complete the competency examination successfully, the individual shall be notified by the testing entity of, at least, the following:

(1) The areas which the individual did not pass.

(2) That the individual may retake the examination a total of three times without further training.

CMA Successful completion of the competency examination

The Department shall include in the nurse aide registry a record of successful completion of the competency examination within thirty (30) days of the date the individual is found to be competent.

CMA TUITION AND FEES

  ITEM COST
1 Tuition $ 440.00
2 State Exam $ 150.00
3 TB Skin Screen Test $   20.00
4 OSBI $   25.00
5 BLS Certification $   60.00
6 Name Badge $   10.00
  Total Cost $ 705.00

*** Payment plan can be made with the Director of Admissions and Registrations. However the whole balance must be  paid in full before the end of the  program. The student will not be allowed to take National Certification Examination if all fees are not paid in full. No records will be issued to the student if he/she has a hold on fees.

 ***Current BLS/CPR certification is required before the student is allowed to go to clinical. (BLS is Offered at MedNoc for additional cost)

***Uniform (Scrubs) is needed for lab skills and clinical. This can cost up to $100.00

CMA Certification 

Effective August 1, 2006, the following, to be evidenced by the aide’s attestation, are prerequisites for certification as a medication aide:

(1) Minimum age: 18;

(2) Minimum education: high school or general equivalency diploma;

(3) Current Oklahoma nurse aide certification with no abuse notations;

(4) Experience working as a certified nurse aide for six months; and

(5) Physical and mental capability to safely perform duties.

CMA Recertification

Application criteria and processing requirements for recertification are as follows:

(1) The certified medication aide shall submit a Recertification Application (ODH Form 717) that requires information to demonstrate compliance with 310:677-13-1(d).

(2) The Recertification Application (ODH Form 717) shall be accompanied by a ten dollar ($10.00) fee.

(3) Each recertification shall be effective for twelve months from the expiration date of the medication aide’s previous certification.

(4) The medication aide shall be required to retest if certification has expired by more than one year. The individual may obtain approval to take a retest by filing a Certified Medication Aide Retest Application (ODH Form 842) with a fifteen dollar ($15.00) nonrefundable fee. The aide shall retrain and test if the aide fails the retest or if certification has expired by more than three years.

(5) The Recertification Application (ODH Form 717) for a medication aide shall include documentation of continuing education equivalent to 8- hours for every twelve months of certification, excluding the first year of certification.

310:677-13-2. Deemed to meet state certification requirements

A certified medication aide shall be eligible to perform the duties of a certified medication aide for the following employers:

(1) Nursing facility or continuum of care facility;

(2) Specialized facility;

(3) Residential care home;

(4) Adult day care facility; and

(5) Assisted living center.

[Source: Added at 12 Ok Reg 3087, eff 7-27-95; Amended at 23 Ok Reg 559, eff 12-22-2005 (emergency); Amended at 23 Ok Reg 2422

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING NEW LAW CHANGE

New law (HB1435) starting November 1, 2015, requires nurse aides and trainees to provide their current address to the State Department of Health’s nurse aide registry and notify the registry of any change in address within ten days.  Correspondence will be sent to the address on file with the registry, and if it is returned as not deliverable it will be considered legally served.

The new law permits the Department to suspend or revoke a nurse aide certification for cause, such as criminality revealed by a background check or any abuse, neglect or exploitation of residents under the aide’s care.

Below are the bullet points of the changes to Title 63 O.S., Section 1-1951(A)(7), (D)(3)(b), and (D)(8)

  • Certified nurse aides and nurse aide trainees shall maintain with the registry current residential addresses and shall notify the registry, in writing, of any change of name. Notification of change of name shall require certified copies of any marriage license or other court document which reflects the change of name.
  • Notice of change of address or telephone number shall be made within ten (10) days of the effected change. Notice shall not be accepted over the phone. 
  • In any proceeding in which the Department is required to serve notice or an order on an individual, the Department may send written correspondence to the address on file with the Registry. If the correspondence is returned and a notation of the United States Postal Service indicates “unclaimed” or “moved” or “refused” or any other non-delivery markings and the records of the Registry indicate that no change of address as required has been received by the Registry, the notice and any subsequent notices or orders shall be deemed by the court as having been legally served for all purposes.
  • Basically this means aides must mail a change of address or phone number to the registry a within 10 days of that change. There will be a form on our website for submitting address changes [http://nar.health.ok.gov]. If an aide is served a Petition for Hearing and it comes back to the Department and indicates “unclaimed” or “moved” or “refused” or any other non-delivery markings, it will still be considered legally delivered and any pending action can proceed. This may result in the individual’s certification being suspended or revoked and a finding of abuse, misappropriation, or neglect placed on the registry.

CMA Jobs in Oklahoma

People who are Certified Medication Aide can work and pass medications in the Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Memory Care Units, Group Homes and Independent Living. MedNoc helps its students to look for CMA jobs, and write a resume. We partner with different facilities to help our students to secure CMA employment.

Please call us to learn more about our CMA Certified Medication Aide.

Required Information for CMA Trainees

Note:  Possession of a Schedule I through V drug as defined by the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act is no longer a barrier offense.

After a Deferment is completed by the individual and their OSBI report states “Not guilty”, Case Dismissed” there is no 7 year waiting period.

Barrier Offenses for the Certified Nurse Aide

Effective November 1, 2012

63 O.S. § 1-1950.1 (OSCN 2012)

Title 63, Section 1-1950.1(C) 1. If the results of a criminal history background check reveal that the subject person has been convicted of, pled guilty or no contest to, or received a deferred sentence for, a felony or misdemeanor offense for any of the following offenses in any state or federal jurisdiction, the employer shall not hire or contract with the person:

  1. abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of any person entrusted to the care or possession of such person,
  2. rape, incest or sodomy,
  3. child abuse,
  4. murder or attempted murder,
  5. manslaughter,
  6. kidnapping,
  7. aggravated assault and battery,
  8. assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, or
  9. arson in the first degree.

If less than seven (7) years have elapsed since the completion of sentence, and the results of a criminal history check reveal that the subject person has been convicted of, or pled guilty or no contest to, a felony or misdemeanor offense for any of the following offenses, in any state or federal jurisdiction, the employer shall not hire or contract with the person:

  1. assault,
  2. battery,
  3. Indecent exposure and indecent exhibition, except where such offense disqualifies the applicant as a registered sex offender,
  4. Pandering,
  5. Burglary in the first or second degree,
  6. Robbery in the first or second degree.
  7. Robbery or attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, or imitation firearm.
  8. Arson in the second degree.
  9. Unlawful manufacture, distribution, prescription, or dispensing of a Schedule I through V drug as defined by the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act.
  10. Grand larceny, or
  11. Petit larceny or shoplifting.

Text From HB2582, Section 63 O.S. § 1-1950.1

Pertaining to Nurse Aide Background Checks

63 O.S. § 1-1950.1 (OSCN 2012)

For purposes of this section:

  1. “Nurse aide” means any person who provides, for compensation, nursing care or health-related services to residents in a nursing facility, a specialized facility, a residential care home, continuum of care facility, assisted living center or an adult day care center and who is not a licensed health professional. Such term also means any person who provides such services to individuals in their own homes as an employee or contract provider of a home health or home care agency, or as a contract provider of the Medicaid State Plan Personal Care Program;

¹Pursuant to 63 O.S. § 1-1950.1(A)(5), “Completion of the sentence” means the last day of the entire term of the incarceration imposed by the sentence including any term that is deferred, suspended or subject to parole.

Employer” means any of the following facilities, homes, agencies or programs which are subject to the provision of this section:

  1. A nursing facility or specialized facility as such terms are defined in the Nursing Home Care Act.
  2. A residential care home as such term is defined by the Residential Care Act.
  3. an adult day care center as such term is defined in the Adult Day Care Act.
  4. an assisted living center as such term is defined by the Continuum of Care and Assisted Living Act.
  5. A continuum of care facility as such term is defined by the Continuum of Care and Assisted Living Act.
  6. A home health or home care agency, and the Department of Human Services, in its capacity as an operator of any hospital or health care institution or as a contractor with providers under the Medicaid State Plan Personal Care Program;
  7. “Home health or home care agency” means any person, partnership, association, corporation or other organization which administers, offers or provides health care services or supportive assistance for compensation to three or more ill, disabled, or infirm persons in the temporary or permanent residence of such persons, and includes any subunits or branch offices of a parent home health or home care agency;
  8. “Bureau” means the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation; and
  9. “Completion of the sentence” means the last day of the entire term of the incarceration imposed by the sentence including any term that is deferred, suspended or subject to parole.
  10. Before any employer makes an offer to employ or to contract with a nurse aide to provide nursing care, health-related services or supportive assistance to any individual, the employer shall provide for a criminal history background check to be made on the nurse aide pursuant to the provisions of the Long-term Care Security Act. If the employer is a facility, home or institution which is part of a larger complex of buildings, the requirement of a criminal history background check shall apply only to an offer of employment or contract made to a person who will work primarily in the immediate boundaries of the facility, home or institution.Where the provisions of the Long-term Care Security Act pertaining to registry screenings and national criminal history record check are not in effect pending an effective date established in rulemaking, an employer is authorized to obtain any criminal history background records maintained by the Bureau pursuant to the following:
  • The employer shall request the Bureau to conduct a criminal history background check on the nurse aide and shall provide to the Bureau any relevant information required by the Bureau to conduct the check. The employer shall pay a fee of Fifteen Dollars ($15.00) to the Bureau for each criminal history background check that is conducted pursuant to such a request;
  • An employer may make an offer of temporary employment to a nurse aide pending the results of the criminal history background check. The employer in such instance shall provide to the Bureau the name and relevant information relating to the person within seventy-two (72) hours after the date the person accepts temporary employment. The employer shall not hire or contract with the nurse aide on a permanent basis until the results of the criminal history background check are received;
  • An employer may accept a criminal history background report less than one (1) year old of a person to whom such employer makes an offer of employment. The report shall be obtained from the previous employer or contractor of such person and shall only be obtained upon the written consent of such person; and
  • Every employer while subject to the provisions of this subsection shall inform each applicant for employment, or each prospective contract provider, as applicable, that the employer is required to obtain a criminal history background record before making an offer of permanent employment or contract to a nurse aide.

If the results of a criminal history background check reveal that the subject person has been convicted of, plead guilty or no contest to, or received a deferred sentence for, a felony or misdemeanor offense for any of the following offenses in any state or federal jurisdiction, the employer shall not hire or contract with the person:

  1. Rape, incest or sodomy,
  2. Abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of any person entrusted to the care or possession of such person
  3. Child abuse,
  4. Murder or attempted murder,
  5. Manslaughter,
  6. Kidnapping,
  7. Aggravated assault and battery,
  8. Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, or
  9. Arson in the first degree.

If less than seven (7) years have elapsed since the completion of sentence, and the results of a criminal history check reveal that the subject person has been convicted of a or pled guilty or no contest to, a felony or misdemeanor offense for any of the following offenses, in any state or federal jurisdiction, the employer shall not hire or contract with the person:

  • assault,
  • battery,
  • indecent exposure and indecent exhibition, except where such offense disqualifies the applicant as a registered sex offender,
  • pandering,
  • burglary in the first or second degree,
  • robbery in the first or second degree,
  • robbery or attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, or imitation firearm,
  • arson in the second degree,
  • unlawful manufacture, distribution, prescription, or dispensing of a Schedule I through V drug as defined by the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act,
  • grand larceny, or
  • petite larceny or shoplifting.
  • An employer shall not employ or continue employing a person addicted to any Schedule I through V drug as specified by the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act unless the person produces evidence that the person has successfully completed a drug rehabilitation program.
  • All employment eligibility determination records received by the employer pursuant to this section are confidential and are for the exclusive use of the State Department of Health and the employer which requested the information. Except on court order or with the written consent of the person being investigated, the records shall not be released or otherwise disclosed to any other person or agency. These records shall be destroyed after one (1) year from the end of employment of the person to whom such records relate.
  • As part of the inspections required by the Nursing Home Care Act, Continuum of Care and Assisted Living Act, the Residential Care Act, and the Adult Day Care Act, the State Department of Health shall review the employment files of any facility, home or institution required to obtain a criminal history background determination to ensure such facilities, homes or institutions are in compliance with the provisions of this section.
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