The content of the Wonder health career institute Medication Aide program will prepare students for entry-level jobs as Medication Aides in Nursing facilities, Intermediate care facilities for individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions, Correctional institutions and Assisted living (personal care) facilities.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to know the basic roles and responsibility of the medication Aide established by the Texas Health and Human Services. Additionally, graduates will be able to safely prepare and administer medication under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Graduates will also learn to use medical terminology, abbreviations and also to identify side effects of medications commonly administered at Long-term Care Facilities.
Employability and Criminal Checks
A criminal history background check is conducted for all applicants. Applicants found to be listed on the EMR, or who are listed on the NAR in "revoked" status, or who have a criminal history that would bar employment in an HHS-licensed facility or agency are prohibited from enrolling in a medication Aide training program.
Beginning August 1, 2021.HHSC will conduct fingerprint based criminal history check on medication aides who apply to renew their permit and prospective Medication Aides before graduating from a training program.
The cost to submit fingerprint is $38.25 and is the responsibility of the medication Aide. This is a one-time cost; fingerprints are not required to be submitted again