Medication Technician (ALF)

Posted Date 1 month ago(5/16/2024 10:20 AM)
Requisition ID
2024-29448
# of Openings
4
Area of Interest
Administration
Company
Elderwood
Location
Elderwood Village at Fairport
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Shift
All Shifts Available
Salary
Pay: $16.50 - $23.00 / hour

Salary

Pay: $16.50 - $23.00 / hour

Overview

Elderwood is in growth mode and currently looking for a Medication Technician to join our team!

 

Medication Technician Position Overview:

 

Medication Technician team members assist with ensuring the health and well-being of our residents by providing personal care to meet the physical and emotional needs of residents. Team members also assist residents with self-administration of medication (excluding injectable medications).

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Responsibilities

Medication Technician Essential Job Functions:

  • Directs/assists with safe, proper administration of medication to assigned residents.
  • Administer medications and treatments to assigned residents as ordered by physician and utilizing the five (5) rights as applicable.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the storage and distribution of controlled substance medications, ensures proper placement, labeling and use of medication stored by facility and medication room refrigerator.
  • Responsible for responding immediately to resident’s requests.
  • Performs timely and accurate documentation according to the service excellence standards and goals established for this position. (E.g.: e-interact, change in condition, transfer, STOP and WATCH).
  • Reports to Director of Nursing and/or licensed professional any unusual symptoms, changes of condition, daily needs, and progress of residents.
  • Contacts MD/NP/PA for orders or updates for change in condition and updates resident’s representative/emergency contact.
  • Transfers residents out when indicated for evaluation.
  • Participates in Change-of-Shift Report and is responsible for bringing nursing personnel of next shift up to date about the care and needs of residents.
  • Performs all position duties according to safety rules and standards of practice required for this position, and as required to ensure the general safety of staff, residents, and visitors of this facility.
  • Implements emergency procedures in a correct and efficient manner.
  • Performs timely and accurate documentation according to the service excellence standards and goals established for this position.
  • Assists residents with the following Activities of Daily Living (ADL), according to their plan of care, individual needs, and care preferences:
      • Bathing
      • Dressing
      • Eating
      • Exercise
      • Housekeeping
      • Meal Preparation
      • Assisting with Medical Supplies/Equipment (supervision only)
      • Positioning (supervision only)
      • Grooming
      • Toileting
      • Transferring (supervision only)
      • Personal Emergency Response
      • Routine Skin Care
      • Laundering of Clothing
  • Notifies supervisor of changes in resident’s condition or needs:
  • Receives report about status of residents from nurse prior to providing care.
  • Follows plans of care in providing daily living and personal care services for residents.
  • Informs nurse after providing personal care services and weighing residents and other services or tasks as assigned.
  • Maintains facility standards for resident care by:
  • Maintaining knowledge of and protecting rights of residents.
  • Ensuring that all residents are treated with respect and kindness.
  • Reporting to the nurse in charge about facility equipment that needs repair, unsafe condition in room or on floor, or personal needs of residents.
  • Completing at least twelve (12) hours of in-service programs annually to reinforce or enrich knowledge of resident needs and care.
  • Showing respect for personal possessions of residents and helping maintain an orderly and pleasant environment on the floor for staff and residents.
  • Observes and practices confidentiality of resident information and privacy when performing job duties.
  • Assists with service in the dining room for all meals as needed.
  • Maintains facility standards for service and customer service focus techniques.
  • Informs nurse responsible for the care of resident and documents duties performed as necessary before leaving for break or end of shift.
  • Attends facility meetings, staff meetings, and required or preferred in-services.
  • Applies and utilizes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required.
  • Displays genuine concern for elderly population, is dependable, patient with a compassionate attitude and respectful demeanor.
  • Completion of Resident Care Assistant (RCA) training on Relias. Twenty-two modules and scoring 80% or better on post tests within 21 days from start date.
  • Utilizes electronic timekeeping system as directed.
  • Arrives to work on time, regularly, and works as scheduled.
  • Recognizes and follows the dress code of the facility including wearing name tag at all times.
  • Follows policy and procedure regarding all electronic devices, computers, tablets, etc.
  • Supports and abides by Elderwood’s Mission, Vision, and Values.
  • Abides by Elderwood’s businesses code of conduct, compliance and HIPAA policies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor, management staff or Administrator.

 

Qualifications

Medication Technician Educational Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Proof of successful completion of a medication technician training program within the last 12 months preferred
  • Must pass Elderwood Medication Technician test
  • Certification by an approved basic training program in home health aide services and possess written evidence of such certification is preferred
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Long term care experience preferred
*If working in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), a CNA or LNA is required.
 
Medication Technician Educational Skills/Competencies:
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Able to assist with and operate a wheelchair
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Displays empathy and willingness to work as a team
 
  • This position requires regular interaction with residents, coworkers, visitors, and/or supervisors. In order to ensure a safe work environment for residents, coworkers, visitors, and/or supervisors of the Company, and to permit unfettered communication between the employee and those residents, coworkers, visitors, and supervisors, this position requires that the employee be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language at an intermediate or more advanced level.

EOE Statement

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

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