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Med Tech/ Resident Care

8239 · 9 days ago
The Villages, FL, 32162, US
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Summary of Duties

The primary responsibilities of the Medication Technician are to: 1) Administer or assist with the administration and/or supervision of medications to the residents in a safe, accurate, and timely manner (dependent on State regulations); and 2) Provide physical and psychosocial care to all residents in a manner that promotes dignity, choice, and individuality. This position reports to the supervisor on duty as well as the Wellness Director.

Essential Functions

• Administers or assists with or supervises the administration of medications according to the physician order on the medication administration record (MAR).

• Documents medications administered on the MAR in accordance with Company policy; Checks MARs immediately after administration and prior to end of shift to ensure documentation is complete and accurate.

• Conducts change of shift report with oncoming/outgoing shift personnel

. • Maintains security of medication cart and narcotic keys during entire shift; Conducts narcotic count at the beginning and end of every shift in accordance with company policies and procedures. • Provides assistance with activities of daily living such as with bathing, dressing, personal hygiene (includes shaving, oral care, nail care, hair care, foot care), toileting, eating, and ambulation/mobility.

• Works collaboratively with peers and other team members.

• Maintains professional demeanor at all times when interacting with residents and families.

• Reports any suspected or witnessed instances of verbal, mental, or physical abuse to licensed staff immediately. • Utilizes safe transfer techniques when assisting residents with mobility.

• Observes and reports changes in residents’ physical condition and cognitive/emotional status to Wellness Director or charge nurse, as needed.

• Assists residents without swallowing difficulty with eating. • Responds to emergencies in a prompt and calm manner; Immediately reports such emergencies to the charge nurse and/or Wellness Director.  

• Understands and uses Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Standard Precautions, OSHA's Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens standard, and follows established infection control procedures, hazardous communication, and other safety rules.

• Ensures cleanliness of residents' rooms and promptly reports all violations of safety and sanitation rules to supervisor.

• Documents provision of services on company forms.

• Operates designated medical equipment, copy, scan, and fax machines and telephone.

Non-Essential Functions

• Provides all necessary care and services to assigned residents and assists other wellness associates as needed. •

Participates in and supports the resident-centered activities program.

• Cares for sensory enhancement devices such as eyeglasses and hearing aids.

• Completes housekeeping tasks such as bed-making, linen changes, vacuuming, emptying trash, and cleaning bathrooms.

• Washes residents’ laundry as needed. • Escorts residents and coordinates internal transportation needs.

• Assists residents with personal correspondence/telephone use when requested.

• Conducts room checks and resident rounds.

• Monitors for environmental safety hazards.

• Assists in a variety of tasks related to dining (escort residents to dining room, assist with set-up and clean tables, serve meals, bus tables, etc.). •

Attends and participates in staff meetings and mandatory in-services.

• Uses tactful, diplomatic communication techniques in potentially sensitive or emotionally charged situations.

• Follows-up with appropriate staff, residents, or other individuals regarding reported complaints, problems, and concerns.

• Acts as an ambassador and public relations representative to guests and other visitors.

• Demonstrates an appreciation of the heritage, values and wisdom of the residents, and an understanding of the aging process.

• Collaborates with associates in other departments to assure necessary care and services are provided.

• Participates in projects or committees as assigned.

• Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Experience

• Satisfactory completion of state-required education/certificates/testing in relation to medication aides as well as the company medication aide skills competency checklist.

• Ability to read, write, and speak in English.

• Be in good physical health and free of communicable diseases; Lifting, bending, and pushing medication cart about residence is required.

• Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

• Completion of drug testing and criminal background check upon hire and upon request of supervisor.

• Experience in Assisted Living preferred.

Last updated on Jun 11, 2024

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