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Medication Aide

Company: Heatherwood Independent and Assisted Living Commun
Location: Burke
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

MEDICATION AIDE / CNASummary: Provides direct care to the residents, administers and monitors medications andtreatments after required training and under the direction of nurses. Encouragesresidents to function at their highest level of independence.Reports to and is supervised by the Wellness Director or designated staff memberin charge. Functions: POLICY/PROCEDURES/ADMINISTRATION --- Maintains a working knowledge of all policies and procedures pertaining to the position. --- Attends or completes 12 hours of in-service training every 12 months and mandatoryscheduled meetings. --- Documents incidents involving residents, including their care, medications and continuedhealth care needs. Helps to keep resident files organized and updated. --- Documents medications given to residents in the appropriate records and charts. --- Manages inventory of medications --- Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. --- Maintains a knowledge of policies and regulations related to their job/license. RESIDENTS --- Responds to resident call bells and pendants. --- Makes rounds to check on residents as assigned during shift. --- Assists residents with activities of daily living as assigned. Activities of daily living include,but are not limited to:1. Assisting in bathing, dressing, and grooming (includes nail care, combing hair,brushing teeth, shaving, etc.)2. Toileting (includes incontinent care)3. Transferring4. Assisting to and from the dining room5. Assisting to and from activities--- Obtains vital signs as needed and follows up with the charge nurse. --- Administers CPR and first aid as needed.--- Assists activity staff in conducting activity programs for residents. --- Administers medications to residents (and stays with resident to ensure medications areswallowed). STAFF--- Assists in orienting new employees. --- Assists in other duties related to resident care as needed. REQUIREMENTS --- Must have completed an approved geriatric nursing assistant training program and/orcomparable training and experience. --- Must be certified by the Virginia Board of Nursing. --- Must have completed approved med aide training course and understands the safe and properpractices of medication administration. --- Must be registered with the Board of Nursing as a med tech/medication aide. --- Must have 4 hours of medication management training annually. --- Must be able to accurately document medications administered to residents in PCC,residents' charts, and the 24-hour communication book, as needed. --- Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods. --- Must be able to exert up to 75 lbs. of force occasionally and exert up to 50 lbs. of forcefrequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects including the human body. --- Must be organized, able to work well with people and as a team player. --- Must be in designated uniform during working hours. --- Must have strong customer service skills.Want to make a difference? We believe in providing our seniors with the lifestyle that they have earned & deserved - you can be part of it!We are looking for compassionate and dedicated Med Techs to provide direct care to the residents, administer and monitor medications and treatments within our Senior Living Community. We are looking for team members who are committed to giving our residents only the best and will encourage residents to function at their highest level of independence. We are hiring all shifts - PRN, Part Time and Full Time If you are passionate about helping seniors - Apply today!Paid Uniforms! One meal per shift provided! REQUIREMENTS--- Must be certified by the Virginia Board of Nursing.--- Must have completed approved med aide training course and understands the safe and proper practices of medication administration.--- Must be registered with the Board of Nursing as a med tech/medication aide.--- Must have 4 hours of medication management training annually.--- Must be able to accurately document medications administered to residents in PCC, residents' charts, and the 24-hour communication book, as needed.--- Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods.--- Must be able to exert up to 75 lbs. of force occasionally and exert up to 50 lbs. of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects including the human body.--- Must be organized, able to work well with people and as a team player.--- Must be in designated uniform during working hours.--- Must have strong customer service skills.

Keywords: Heatherwood Independent and Assisted Living Commun, Burke , Medication Aide, Other , Burke, Virginia

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