3-11p Shift Available
The Medication Aide is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure delivery of medications and health related items to the residents within the community. The Medication Aide assists in developing, coordinating and performing tasks on the service plan according to the resident’s preferences and abilities. The Medication Aide serves as a supervisor and monitors the Resident Assistants on the same shift. The Medication Aide acts as the designated person in charge in the absence of the Administrator and other Department Heads when they are the Senior Medication Aide on duty in the community.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Adheres to and conveys the philosophy of Assisted Living
Has awareness and practices in accordance with the regulations of the state.
Receives report from the previous shift
Reads the communication log and shower schedule for information and changes at the beginning of each shift.
Documents in the communication log and Progress notes, as appropriate throughout the day.
Assist residents with ADL, environmental orientation, vital signs, first aide and wound care.
Communicates with outside health care professionals.
Practices good infection control and universal precautions
Review new orders and MARS daily
Uses EMAR system as appropriate
Orders, stores and assists with medication according to current physician orders and community policies.
Performs medication pass as needed, in a timely and correct manner.
Assist with resident care as needed
Assist with resident meals as needed
Assist with residents moving in or out
Monthly weights as assigned
Responsible for changing 02 tubbing every 2 weeks, changing filters as assigned.
Observes and communicates any changes in resident physical or mental condition.
Completes and reviews incident reports as needed.
Reviews and is responsible for cleanliness and organization of Nurses Station.
Assists with training of new team members.
Supervises and monitors Resident Assistants
Review service plans, complete level of care change forms when necessary
Maintain service plans, may participate in Service Plan reviews.
Maintain current resident record for each resident including but not limited to, obtaining current physician orders, clarifying orders, and alert charting.
Avoids loss, breakage and waste of supplies and equipment. Maintains a neat and orderly nurses station and medication cart.
Responsible to make sure that medication cart is properly organized and stocked for next shift.
Wears name tag at all times.
Has a working walkie on them during their shift.
Maintains clean, neat, comfortable, safe environment for residents, team members and visitors, including housekeeping duties as assigned.
Assures residents at risk of wandering are safe and secure with a wander bracelet.
Responsible for answering and responding to call lights, door alarms as needed.
Knows and follows Emergency Procedures, Elopement and all other procedures.
Performs all other duties assigned by RCD or Administrator
Must attend and/or complete all assigned training to meet DSS regulations
Responsible for keeping resident information confidential; respecting resident rights; respecting privacy.
Must be a certified Nursing Assistant and/or NA certificate.
Must be certified as a Registered Medication Aide.
Must meet requirements imposed by the licensing authorities.
Must have ability to read, write and follow oral and written directions at a level necessary to accomplish the job.
Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Must be of good character; considerate; tolerant of aged and disabled persons.
Must be clean and well groomed.
Must have an acceptable criminal record check
Documented TB screening.
Must have or complete CPR/ 1st Aide within first 60 days of employment.
Must be able to perform resident care with awareness of dignity and individuality, with understanding and concern.
Must maintain an acceptable attendance record and follow work schedule.
Requires minimal supervision.
Organizes and utilizes time appropriately
Must be mature in behavior, attitude, speech and action.
Must be pleasant in demeanor and tone of voice.
Must perform unpleasant tasks with grace; works cooperatively with supervisors and display willingness to assist co-workers.
Must abide by established policies and procedures of the community.
Looks for ways to improve the community function.
Must keep work areas neat and clean
Has the ability to spend long periods of time on their feet and to ambulate quickly.
Must be free of non-treated communicable disease.
Must be accurate, dependable, neat and thorough in assigned tasks.
Ability and willingness to learn quickly.
Ability to utilize and apply basic management skills.
Must be willing to work with the elderly population.
Must be capable of performing the duties and responsibilities of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ABILITIES (with or without the aid of mechanical devices)
Fine hand coordination
Pushing and pulling
Ability to distinguish smells, tastes and temperatures
Ability to read and write
Ability to communicate with the residents, families, visitors and personnel
Ability to remain calm under stress
Ability to understand, apply and follow training and in-service education.
Ability to occasionally do heavy lifting of residents