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Medication Technician

Company: Grace Management
Location: Pahrump
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Pay up to $13.00 per hour
Shift: 2pm-10pm & 10pm-6am
Summary of Duties of the Lead Medication Technician
The primary responsibilities of the Medication Technician are as follows: 1) Administer or assist with the administration and/or supervision of medications to the residents in a safe, accurate, and timely manner (dependent on State regulations); 2) Provide physical and psychosocial care to all residents in a manner that promotes dignity, choice, and individuality; and 3) Responsible for overseeing the wellness staffing schedule. The Medication Technician reports to the supervisor on duty as well as the Wellness Director.
Essential Functions of the Medication Technician

  • Administers or assists with or supervises the administration of medications according to the physician order on the medication administration record (MAR).
  • Documents medications administered on the MAR in accordance with company policy; Checks MARs immediately after administration and prior to end of shift to ensure documentation is complete and accurate.
  • Conducts change of shift report with oncoming/outgoing shift personnel.
  • Maintains security of medication cart and narcotic keys during entire shift; Conducts narcotic count at the beginning and end of every shift in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Provides assistance with activities of daily living such as with bathing, dressing, personal hygiene (includes shaving, oral care, nail care, hair care, foot care), toileting, eating, and ambulation/mobility.
  • Works collaboratively with peers and other team members.
  • Maintains professional demeanor at all times when interacting with residents and families.
  • Reports any suspected or witnessed instances of verbal, mental, or physical abuse to licensed staff immediately.
  • Utilizes safe transfer techniques when assisting residents with mobility.
  • Observes and reports changes in residents' physical condition and cognitive/emotional status to Wellness Director or charge nurse, as needed.
  • Assists residents with swallowing difficulty with eating.
  • Responds to emergencies in a prompt and calm manner; Immediately reports such emergencies to the charge nurse and/or Wellness Director.
  • Understands and uses Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Standard Precautions, OSHA's Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens standard, and follows established infection control procedures, hazardous communication, and other safety rules.
  • Ensures cleanliness of residents' rooms and promptly reports all violations of safety and sanitation rules to supervisor.
  • Documents provision of services on company forms.
  • Operates designated medical equipment, copy, scan, fax machines, and telephone. Non-Essential Functions of the Lead Medication Technician
    • Provides all necessary care and services to assigned residents and assists other wellness associates as needed.
    • Participates in and supports the resident-centered activities program.
    • Cares for sensory enhancement devices such as eyeglasses and hearing aids.
    • Completes housekeeping tasks such as bed-making, linen changes, vacuuming, emptying trash, and cleaning bathrooms.
    • Washes resident's laundry as needed.
    • Escorts residents and coordinates internal transportation needs.
    • Assists residents with personal correspondence/telephone use when requested.
    • Conducts room checks and resident rounds.
    • Monitors for environmental safety hazards.
    • Assists in a variety of tasks related to dining (escort residents to dining room, assist with set-up and clean tables, serve meals, bus tables, etc.).
    • Attends and participates in staff meetings and mandatory in-services.
    • Uses tactful, diplomatic communication techniques in potentially sensitive or emotionally charged situations.
    • Follows-up with appropriate staff, residents, or other individuals regarding reported complaints, problems, and concerns.
    • Acts as an ambassador and public relations representative to guests and other visitors.
    • Demonstrates an appreciation of the heritage, values and wisdom of the residents, and an understanding of the aging process.
    • Collaborates with associates in other departments to assure necessary care and services are provided.
    • Participates in projects or committees as assigned.
    • Performs related duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Experience
      • Must maintain certification in the state where you work if required.
      • Satisfactory completion of state-required education/certificates/testing in relation to medication aides as well as the company medication aide skills competency checklist.
      • Ability to read, write, and speak in English.
      • Be in good physical health and free of communicable diseases; Lifting, bending, and pushing medication cart about residence is required; Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
      • Completion of drug testing and criminal background check upon hire and upon request of supervisor.
      • Experience in Assisted Living preferred. Skills & Requirements Qualifications

Keywords: Grace Management, Las Vegas , Medication Technician, Professions , Pahrump, Nevada

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