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Medication Technician

Company: Quail Park on Cypress - Health and Wellness
Location: Visalia
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Job Description:

Medication Technician Purpose:

Have you always wanted a fun and rewarding job? Do you have a passion for working with seniors? Look no further, we are looking for qualified Team Members to join our dynamic team. Full-Time team members are eligible for medical benefits and a generous paid time off allowance. We are seeking a Medication Technician to administer medication and maintain medication records. As a Med Tech, you will be responsible for maintaining the med room and medication stock, administering medication according to physician orders, following all Quail Park medication policies, and auditing medication administration records. As a member of the Care team, you will also pitch in with other resident care by understanding service plans, assisting with daily activities, and observing residents for behavioral or physical changes.?

Benefits offered:

--- Paid time off
--- Health insurance (for full time)?
--- Dental insurance?(for full time)?
--- Retirement benefits or accounts
--- Education assistance or tuition reimbursement
--- Workplace perks such as meal and coffee
--- Variable schedule options?

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

--- CNA, or previous experience working with the elderly in a residential or long-term care setting preferred
--- 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 accommodation
--- Must successfully complete required Medication Technician curriculum?
--- Subject to pre-employment screening including physical, drug and TB testing and criminal background check

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?
--- 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 meal times 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?
--- Post Mortem care carried out by a Med Tech? 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?

Housekeeping

--- 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
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Keywords: Quail Park on Cypress - Health and Wellness, Visalia , Medication Technician, Professions , Visalia, California

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