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Medication Tech

Company: Quail Park
Location: Visalia
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Quail Park Memory Care Residences of Visalia is a comfortably appointed Memory Care with craftsman-style architecture offering residents opportunities for engagement and growth. Join the team today! Medication Tech
To ensure proper medication administration per resident's personal physician and the community's Policies and
Procedures. To provide personal care and assist in monitoring the wellbeing and the environment of the residents
receiving assisted living services.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
--- CNA, or previous experience working with the elderly in a residential or long-term care setting preferred.
--- Current CNA license, other license, or ability to obtain as required by State regulatory agency.
--- Ability to take blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperature, and O2 Sat or ability to learn.
--- Experience reading medical terminology preferred.
--- Must enjoy working with seniors.
--- Ability to establish effective relationships with residents, family members and team members.
--- Must be able to read, comprehend, write, and speak English to communicate effectively with residents, families,
visitors, and other team members.
--- Proficiency in basic computer skills, including Word and Excel.
--- Ability to represent the community in a positive and professional manner.
--- Must meet all health-related requirements pertaining to state licensure.
--- Must maintain current CPR/First Aid credentials
--- Must maintain current Food Handlers credentials
--- Must maintain annual Continuing Education Credits
--- Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities (Essential Job Functions) with or without reasonable
--- Must successfully complete required Medication Technician curriculum
--- Subject to pre-employment screening including physical, drug and TB testing and criminal background check. Medication Tech Essential Functions:
Medication Administration
--- Administer medication appropriately and timely according to regulations, physician orders and the community's
Policies and Procedures.
--- Ensure that medication is logged and centrally stored, maintained as needed, and all medication refills are ordered
in a timely manner to ensure medications are available for each resident.
--- Is familiar with and consistently adheres to all medication-related policies and procedures, including those
concerning appropriate documentation and medication accountability.
--- Conducts monthly audits, which include label checks, expiration checks, and start date checks.
--- Notifies supervisor of concerns or problems with orders/MARs in a timely manner.
--- Assists Licensed Nurse Printing MARs and reviews as requested.
--- Updates MARs in computer with new orders/changes in the absence of the Licensed Nurse
--- Works with pharmacies and doctors' offices to obtain correct orders and refills.
--- Carries out objective charting within their scope of practice in residents notes on a daily basis.
--- Carries out basic first aid on a daily basis.
--- Maintains a clean and tidy medication room.
Resident Care
--- Reviews and understands all resident individual service plans.
--- Assists residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, eating, transferring,
and ambulation, as specified in residents' individual service plans.
--- Engages residents in meaningful conversation and socialization while providing medication supervision assistance
and personal care assistance.
Medication Technician 2021-03
--- Observes residents for changes in physical, emotional, mental, and social condition, unusual symptoms, accidents, injuries, or unusual occurrences, and reports promptly to a licensed nurse and/or supervisor.
--- Communicates with Resident Care Team about changes with residents, contacts families as needed.
--- Completes all forms to include but not limited to incident reports, and written and computerized documentation, as necessary for communication of resident information with other shifts and with the licensed nurses, Executive Director/Administrator, and other members of the Resident Care Team
--- Assists with resident mealtimes in dining room, serves meals in accordance with proper serving technique and ensures that food is presented in an attractive manner as needed.
--- Encourages residents to participate in scheduled activities and outings and assists with those activities as needed.
--- Provides Postmortem care for a resident who passes away in the community under hospice.
--- Acts as a role model to team members to ensure quality care and monitoring of residents.
--- Makes resident beds, empties apartment trash, and tidies resident apartment daily and as needed or requested.
--- Turns down resident beds in the evening if requested.
--- Changes resident linens and towels according to community laundry schedule, and as needed or as requested.
--- Maintains resident clothing and closet in a neat and orderly manner.
--- Assists with resident laundry, as necessary.
--- Notifies Housekeeping team members of spills and soiled areas of carpets and furniture; assists with clean-up as needed. If no Housekeeper is on duty, cleans up spills and soiled areas immediately.
--- Assists in cleaning walkers, wheelchairs, and other resident equipment, as needed.
--- Assists with other housekeeping duties as assigned.
--- Attends all required team member meetings and in-service training sessions.
--- Answers phones as needed in a prompt and courteous manner.
--- Upholds Residents' Rights as defined by state regulations and by Company policy, at all times.
--- Supports and upholds all other Company policies, and the service philosophy.
--- Adheres to the company dress code while on duty.
--- Reliable and predictable attendance.
--- Other duties as assigned. Our Company follows the California Department of Public Heath (CDPH) and the State Public Health Officer an order issued on September 28, 2021, pursuant to the Health and Safety Code sections 120125, 120140, 120175, and 131080 which requires all employees working in Adult and Senior Care Facilities (ASC) facilities licensed by California Department of be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are exempt for medical and religious reasons, no later than November 30, 2021. PM21
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Keywords: Quail Park, Visalia , Medication Tech, Other , Visalia, California

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