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Medication Aide Training Professional/Consultant

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Medication Aide Training Professional/Consultant
Department Center for Workforce & Community Education (CWCE)
Position Category Temporary/Part-time
Job Summary

CCRI’s Center for Workforce and Community Education (CWCE) is recruiting for experienced professionals/consultants to be available on an as‐needed basis to design, develop and facilitate a Certified Medication Aide program. Candidates may be paid per hour, per diem, or per project based on the nature of the contract.

Duties and Responsibilities

Development and/or delivery of a Certified Medication Aide Program. Program development must (adapt) be based on and include all components of the National Council of State Board of Nursing, Inc. Medication Assistant-Certified (MA-C) Model Curriculum; must include course content set forth by the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Department of Health (RIDOH) Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Rhode Island Certificates of Registration for Medication Aides; and the Approval of Medication Aide Training Programs. The curriculum must allow for uniformity in the education of MA-Cs and must be reflective of the current health care environment Rhode Island.

Programs must include but are not limited to: a minimum of 60 hours of didactic training, which will include work in a skills lab and/or simulation facility, in addition to 40 hours of supervised clinical practicum. The elements of the standardized curriculum must include the essential content, practical/actual experience, demonstration of skills and a competency examination. The content modules comprising the didactic portion and assigned times are recommended, based on review of other MA-C curriculums and the experiences of those teaching these classes but may be adjusted to fit Rhode Island’s needs. Content areas in the curriculum must include but is not limited to: medication fundamentals, safety, communication and documentation, medication administration, ethical and legal issues, and a practicum. A competency based instrument(s) assessing whether students have mastered the major content areas of the curriculum and performance of medication administration skills is required.

Program development can take place during weekdays, evenings, or weekends, at one of CCRI’s four campuses or an off campus site, under the direction/supervision of the Director of CWCE or designee. Please provide your availability for scheduling during all of these times. Candidates must, at all times, represent CCRI in a positive manner. Promotion of the benefits of CCRI training, in general terms, is encouraged. However, promotion of any non-CCRI program or course of study is to be avoided. It is expected that candidates will be dedicated professionals and will share the CWCE’s commitment to quality customer service and continual improvement.


Must be a licensed pharmacist (R.Ph.) with no less than a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy.

Minimum of 5 years’ work experience as a licensed pharmacist is required.

Knowledge of the learning and development process is essential for this role.

Must be able to identify desired outcome, analyze needs, design appropriate solutions, evaluate effectiveness and deliver an interactive and engaging training program.

Personal attributes include being independent, outgoing, client‐ focused, socially confident, adaptable, collaborative, and resilient and have a genuine interest in the educational development of (developing) students (people).

Previous experience designing, developing and facilitating training in partnership with an accredited institution of higher education is highly desirable.

Reports To VENDOR
Campus Location Primarily located at the Lincoln Campus
Full-time/Part-time Part-Time
Shift, Days, and Additional Work Schedule Information
Work Schedule Varies
Benefits No
Salary/Hourly Rate
Additional Salary Information

Candidates will be paid at a rate commensurate with education and experience. Candidates are responsible for their own transportation to and from the training location without reimbursement for travel expenses as well as all income and related business employment taxes applicable to vender income; including but not limited to FICA, state and federal tax reporting.

Licenses, Tools and Equipment
Environmental Conditions
Desired Start Date asap
Position End Date (if temporary or grant)

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Application Open Date 06/01/2017
Application Close Date (includes the grace period)
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

All interested applicants are required to submit a bid through the State of Rhode Island Division of Purchases Office at
Type in “Medication” in the Keyword(s) section.

If you have questions regarding the bid process, please contact Thanly Ryder in the Purchasing Office via email at or by phone at 401-825-1153.

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