NEW BUILD ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY - Medication Tech C.N.A.
The Medication Tech coordinates resident care related to medications by working with all departments, the pharmacy and medical community, families and administrative staff to provide for resident needs with continuity and adherence to the scope of practice and licensure for the community. This person provides complete supervision of the medication room, pass techniques, documentation and supervision and provision of care related to medication in the community. The Medication Tech must, within the individual’s area of focus, assure compliance with Twin Oaks' quality standards as well as State and Federal regulations. This individual must be highly organized and possess outstanding interpersonal skills with a high level of energy and enthusiasm. The Medication Tech works closely with the Community RN and Executive Director to ensure operational performance, quality service, and competitiveness with other area facilities. The Resident Caregiver must be a firm decision-maker, taking into consideration the impact of that decision on the overall organization.
The Medication Tech reports to the Community RN and Executive Director. The Resident Caregiver is responsible for carrying out the primary duties as outlined by the Executive Director. These essential functions include, but are not limited to:
Demonstrate positive interpersonal relations in dealing with employees, residents, residents’ families, visitors, and coworkers in a professional and confidential manner.
Initiate and participate in quality assurance and quality improvement activities based on the four components; resident satisfaction, employee satisfaction, process/system refinement, and financial impact.
Demonstrate the ability to embrace and project the values of the facility: compassion, positivity, respectful communication, responsibility, trust, community, safety, respect, teamwork, partnership, service, integrity, efficiency and financial responsibility.
- Communicate accurate and pertinent information to facilitate effective and efficient resident care.
Provide informative written and oral correspondence.
Make informative, decisive decisions.
Oversee the daily operations of resident care as it relates to medication administration.
Apply problem solving and conflict resolution skills when needed.
Maintain awareness of governmental, societal, legal, environmental, and competitive factors which effect the facility.
Work to establish a group culture to enable Twin Oaks to function as a whole.
The Medication Tech is expected to perform position-related duties that include, but are not limited to:
Ensure all medication documentation is current and correct, including MARs, Physician’s Orders, Pharmacy Documents, etc.
Ensure medication room/carts are completely stocked with all required medications including OTC medications that are ordered by the physicians of residents receiving medication assistance.
Communicate all medication changes to residents, staff, & family members.
Coordinate medication orders and deliveries with the pharmacy.
Communicate with physicians and other healthcare providers as needed.
Monitor Psychotropic medication use is congruent with physician orders endure resident behaviors actually warrant the use of medication.
Control Medication Cart access and key assignment.
Pour, pass, and assist with administration of medication in accordance with state regulations.
Read all communication notes regarding the community between the various shifts of the community.
- Assist Resident Caregivers (CNAs) with providing personal care to residents who are on services with the community.
Document all care given to residents in ADL Charting.
Regulatory and Legal
Comply with community’s policies and procedures and recommend changes as necessary.
Bring to the Administration’s attention to any deficiencies that may arise.
Ensure compliance to policies relating to blood-borne pathogens, hazard communication, and infection control.
Ensure compliance with respect to risk management; the dying and the aging process; fire safety; disaster preparedness; residents’ rights; grievance procedures; and medication administration.
Develop skills and education through other higher educational and/or continuing education opportunities. Annual continuing education requirements shall be determined by State regulations or as required by the Executive Director.
Complete full orientation upon hire.
Attend staff meetings as required.
Participate in patient care planning conferences.
Set a good example to all employees of punctuality, dependability, productivity, use of time (no cell phone/texting, social media, or computer use). Display genuine resident care, positive and happy attitude, work ethic, communication skills, confidentiality, and trust.
High School diploma or equivalent.
- A certification from a physician, nurse practitioner, or other health care professional to verify no communicable diseases, open skin lesions, or any other health problems that would interfere with job performance.
No previous felony conviction, or conviction for fraud of the federal government.
CPR certified and first aid certification.
Criminal background check (BCI).
Med Tech Certification
18+ years of age.
Knowledge of the assisted living care industry.
Decisive, well-informed, decision-maker.
Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
Capacity to work effectively with different types of people.
Ability to work efficiently and professionally under pressure with time constraints.
Ability to calmly handle stressful situations.
Demonstrate organizational capabilities.
Two years of experience working in an assisted living facility.
This position requires the ability to manage a diverse group of individuals. Physical demands include varied sitting, standing, bending, reaching, lifting, and walking. Lifting, up to twenty-five pounds on a regular basis is required. Occasional lifting and carrying of items up to fifty pounds is also required. This position requires a full range of body motion including manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination, and requires hearing to normal range and corrected vision. Occasional stress related to a fast-paced environment and multiple responsibilities is expected.
TWIN OAKS ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARESalt Lake City, UT
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