• Medication Assistant

    Job ID 2018-1094
    Job Locations
    Clinical Services
    Category
    Regular Full Time
    Shift
    Day, Evening
  • Overview

    The Medications Assistant is responsible for dispensing resident’s medications, administering prescribed treatments, and

    maintaining medication documentation and control.

    Responsibilities

     

    ECA Core Competencies

    • Consistently exhibits core competencies of: ECA Experience, Personal Appearance, Attendance, Resident Confidentiality, Licensing & Standards, In-service Education, Resident Compassion, and Safety.

     

    Medicine Preparation & Distribution

    • Prepares and passes medication for residents as ordered by a physician, reporting any medication errors, side effects or problems to supervisor or physician.
    • Documents administration or refusal of medication in required format and style.

     

     

    Medication Documentation

    • Maintains documentation and communication log in accordance with required procedures, using electronic system when appropriate.
    • Reorders meds as needed, following appropriate protocols.
    • Following medication policies and procedures is responsible for the delivery, ordering, re-ordering, storage, documentation and destruction of medications.
    • Insures that medication is available when needed through on time refills. Orders labs as necessary.

     

     

    Treatment Administration

    • Administers treatments in accordance with physician instructions.
    • Identifies any side effects or problems, and reports refusals to Supervisor and physician.

     

    Audits

    • Completes MAR reviews, audits and updates as per procedure.
    • Completes follow up to include items results from in house audits.

     

     

    Resident Safety

    • Demonstrates an understanding of safety procedures and precautions regarding the resident.
    • Reports all incidents, accidents, unsafe or hazardous conditions to appropriate personnel. Responds to emergency situations, following proper emergency protocol.
    • Takes vital signs and administers first aid in the event of illness.

    Qualifications

    General Requirements

    • Cleared Criminal Record clearance through the Department of Social Services prior to presence in the community.
    • Working knowledge of Title 22.
    • Health screening and TB test results not older than 6 months.
    • Must possess effective English verbal and written communication skills with the ability to successfully work in a multi-cultural environment. 

    Position Requirements

    • At least 18 years of age.
    • Current First Aid Training and Certifications as per Title 22.
    • Working knowledge of computers and typing, sufficient enough to be successful with computerized Point of Care and other systems.
    • 6 months or more in long term care, home care or related field preferred

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