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.