Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Medication Aide

Pierre, SD
Job ID: 17275
Agency: Department of Health - Correctional Health
Location: Pierre - South Dakota Women's Prison
Salary: $16.01, plus $1.50 per hour weekend and $1.50 per hour night differential
Pay Grade: GE
Closing Date: 11/05/2021

Join the field of Correctional Health at the South Dakota Women's Prison! Correctional Health staff provide health care to an underserved population in a secure clinic environment. Medication Aides work under the direct supervision of a nurse to perform basic patient care services to include medication administration. Medication Aides are full time and work three 12-hour shifts, 5 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and will be included in a weekend and holiday rotation. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and climb up to five flights of stairs.

Please visit our website at https://doh.sd.gov/corrections/ for further information about the Department of Health - Correctional Health.

This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.

Licenses and Certifications:
This is not a licensed or certified position, but certified nursing assistants are encouraged to apply. If applicant does not have Medication Aide certification, we will provide training.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Prior experience in a health care setting.

  • the principles of patient care, such as first aid and housekeeping;
  • medical terminology, medical equipment and supplies;
  • medications and reactions to medications;
  • basic arithmetic;
  • basic computer skills.

Ability to:
  • work with speed and accuracy in critical situations;
  • follow oral and written instructions in detail;
  • prepare records and reports;
  • maintain satisfactory relationships with other employees;
  • perform a variety of routine cleaning tasks;
  • maintain empathetic attitude toward patients;
  • perform routine procedures accurately;
  • maintain patient confidentiality.


Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/ . This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online: https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=FH4
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

Medication Aide