Medication Aide - Part-Time 2nd Shift

  • Maple Wood
  • 1146 E Lakewood St
  • Posted: Mar 04, 2019
Allied Health

Job Description

Minimum Eligibility Requirements::

* High school diploma or equivalent preferred
* Minimum of 1 year previous experience as Caregiver for the elderly in a residential or long-term care setting
* Must be able to read, write and speak English to communicate effectively with residents, families, visitors, and other staff members
* Must be able to perform job duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation
* Must complete Medication Aide training (and certification in states where required)
Essential Functions::

* Provides medication assistance for residents in accordance with state regulations and company policy including; pouring, preparing, assisting with administration, and documentation
* Assists in maintaining the medication cart and storage room in a neat and orderly manner
* Accepts responsibility for accurate medication counts and for security of the medication cart and medication storage room for assigned shifts
* May be called upon to assist residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, eating, transferring, and mobility, as needed
* Engages residents in meaningful conversation, socialization, and activity while providing personal care and medication assistance
* Responds to all resident needs and/or requests for care promptly, and provides or obtains assistance with care as necessary
* Upholds Residents’ Rights at all times
* Supports and upholds all company policies and care philosophy
* Observes residents for changes in physical, emotional, mental, or behavioral condition, unusual symptoms, medication side effects, accidents, injuries, or unusual occurrences, and reports promptly to a licensed nurse
* Completes all documentation such as medication administration records, incident reports, change of condition reports, and behavior tracking, as requested, and in a timely manner
* Assists in the dining room during resident meal times as needed
* Encourages residents to participate in scheduled activities and outings, and provides residents with opportunities for self expression and enhanced self esteem through spontaneous individual or small group interaction and activity
* May be called upon to assist with Caregiver housekeeping responsibilities.