• Medication Technician

    Job Locations US-MI-Rochester Hills
    ID
    2018-1117
  • Overview

    Medication Technician Position Summary

    Under the general direction of the Executive Director and Wellness Director, primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, administer medications to the residents in a safe, accurate, and timely manner.

     

    Qualifications and Required Experience for Medication Technician:

    • Excellent communication skills and a compassion for older adults.
    • Must possess valid driver’s license.

    Primary Responsibilities for Medication Technician:

    • Administers 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. Conduct narcotic count at the beginning and end of every shift in accordance with company policy and procedure.
    • Provides all necessary care and services to assigned residents and assists other caregivers as needed.
    • Works collaboratively with peers and other team members.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Participates in and supports the resident-centered activities program.
    • Care for sensory enhancement devices such as eyeglasses and hearing aids.
    • Completes housekeeping tasks such as bed-making, linen changes, vacuuming, emptying trash, and cleaning bathroom.
    • Washing residents’ laundry as needed.
    • Escorts residents and coordinates internal transportation needs.
    • Assists residents with personal correspondence/telephone usage when requested.
    • Observes and reports changes in residents’ physical condition and cognitive/emotional status to Wellness Director or charge nurse, as needed.
    • 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.).
    • Assists residents without swallowing difficulty with eating.
    • Responds to emergencies in a prompt and calm manner. Immediately reports such emergencies to the charge nurse.
    • Attends and participates in staff meetings and mandatory in-services.
    • Documents provision of services on company forms.
    • 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 ambassador and public relations representative to guests and other off-campus visitors.
    • Communicates with physicians and third party specialists, such as homecare providers, labs and hospice professionals.
    • Copies special paperwork or forms.
    • 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.

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