MEDICATION TECHNICIAN NEEDED FOR ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE
Responsible for assistance with self-administered medications and/or administration of medications to Assisted Living and/or Memory Care residents, following the guidelines provided by Aventine Hill Communities and the state regulations in which they practice.
Responsible for assistance with self-administered medications and/or administration of medications to Assisted Living residents in compliance with federal and state regulations and Aventine Hill Communities guidelines as directed by the licensed nurse (Resident Service Director or Resident Care Coordinator).
Reports any change in resident’s health and provides proper documentation to the licensed nurse.
Manages scheduled medication pass efficiently, accurately and within required timeframes.
Documents on medication record timely, accurately.
Documents in the resident’s clinical record timely and accurately.
Communicates with resident’s physicians and third-party providers as needed, timely and accurately.
Handles and manages medications safely and accurately.
Follows proper procedures for handling and management of all narcotics.
Responds quickly to all emergencies.
Maintains close communication with all departments and staff members.
Understands role in the Safety & Disaster Plan.
Maintains confidentiality of residents’ and prospective residents’ information.
Takes and records vital signs as assigned and qualified.
Measures and records resident height and weight as assigned.
Recognizes abnormal changes in body functioning and the importance of reporting such changes to a supervisor.
Communicates with resident’s families accurately and timely.
Orders refills of medications accurately and timely.
Documents receipt of medications accurately upon receiving them.
Provides assistance as needed with medication reminders, bathing, grooming, dressing, escort service, and other activities of daily living as assigned.
Contributes to the resident’s assessment and the plan of care.
Cares for residents with dementia.
Follows the schedule of resident’s needs set out by supervisor.
Provides emotional and social support to residents.
Promotes and protects resident rights, assists residents to make informed decisions, treats residents with dignity and respect, protects resident’s personal belongings, reports suspected abuse or neglect, avoids the need for physical restraints in accordance with the current professional standards and, supports independent expression, choice and decision-making consistent with applicable law and regulation.
Informs supervisor of any resident issues or concerns.
Respects and encourages the independence and dignity of the residents.
Respects residents’ confidentiality.
Familiar with emergency equipment and procedures.
Understands duties during a fire drill and is familiar with evacuation plan.
Attends all required training, in-service, and staff meetings.
Strives to maintain a safe working environment through the prevention of accidents, the preservation of equipment, and the achievement of safe working practices.
Maintains a positive and professional demeanor toward residents, visitors, and co-workers.
Adheres to all policies and procedures of Aventine Hill Communities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
A High School Diploma or General Education Degree; or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
CNA licensure or other medical assistant preferable.
Currently certified and willing to maintain CPR Certification and First Aid.
Successful completion and testing of required medication technician education.
Current and ongoing compliance with required continuing education requirements for medication technicians.
Recent history of care experience in assisted living setting.
Excellent customer service and communication skills.
Positive and cheerful disposition.
Comfortable resolving conflict.
Knowledge of progression and care of dementia residents.
Ability to understand and utilize computers, software and other technology.
Physical Requirements & Requirements
Use hands to finger, handle, or feel
Reach with hands and arms
Climb or balance
Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
Talk or hear
Taste or smell
Up to 10 pounds
Up to 25 pounds
Up to 50 pounds
Up to 100 pounds
More than 100 pounds
Potential Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
To reduce the risk of exposure to blood, body fluid, or tissue adherence to Standard Universal Precautions is necessary. In the event of accidental exposure to potentially infectious blood or body fluids/tissues, appropriate medical evaluation and follow-up is available as outlined in the community exposure control plan located in every department.
It is the policy of this community to adopt work practices that will minimize health risks resulting from occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infected materials.