Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society Rapid City , SD 57702
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Assisted Living Certified Medication Aide
Location: 7800 - GSS Echo Ridge
821 Fox Run Drive
Rapid City, South Dakota, 57701
Employment Type: Full-Time
Hourly: 12.00 - 13.25
Good Samaritan Society- Echo Ridge, located on the South side of Rapid City, is currently seeking a Medication Aide to full a full-time position. High school diploma or GED required but no experience needed.
We will provide the education, on-the-job training, and testing needed to become Medication Aide certified by the State of SD. Shifts hours will include a combination of two 8 hour shifts (7:00 am
3:30 pm) and two 12 hours shifts (7:00 am
7:30 pm) per week with every other weekend and holiday required. The starting pay range is from $12.00 to $13.25 per hour. The starting rate is depending on experience and will be slightly reduced until you are Medication Aide certified.
Medication Aides are a critical part of our Assisted Living care provider team. In addition to passing medications, the Medication Aide is responsible for various duties including laundry, common room cleaning, setting up meals, dishes, building security, handling emergencies, and some personal cares. This can be a physically demanding job, requiring frequent bending, pushing, pulling, and walking.
As a Senior Living Medication Aide at the Good Samaritan Society, your central focus will be to ensure that residents receive the right medications at the right time in the right form. You'll be responsible for proper medication dosage, medication monitoring and appropriate medication storage.
What's in it for you: You will work in a faith-based organization with daily devotions and prayer before meetings (if you choose to participate). And you'll be part of a family, offering love and compassion to residents as part of a dedicated and diverse care team.
Just ask our employees - it's what they love most about their role at the Society. That, and our opportunities for advancement.
You're a good fit if: You bring a smile to work every day, have a good work ethic, are a team player and have a compassionate nature.
What you'll do: You'll help take the lead on medication distribution, storage and disposal, and help with other daily care needs of residents.
You'll follow up with residents to ensure appropriate observation and documentation of response to medications. You'll take ownership of the medication storage areas, meeting health standards at all times.
You'll keep a watchful eye over resident health, and help as needed with transferring, repositioning and walking using correct and appropriate techniques and equipment. You'll help residents to meals and promote a positive dining experience. You'll assist as needed with personal care, including bathing, toileting, grooming, dressing, obtaining vitals signs and offering psychosocial support.
You're qualified for this position if: You meet all qualifications outlined below.
Throughout our organization, we aim to fulfill the most basic of human needs: to feel loved, valued and at peace. Join us by applying today.
Prior work experience may not be required to be hired into this job. A high school education or higher education is not required to be hired into this job. A high school diploma or GED is required for administration of medication in some states refer to state regulations.
Basic ability to communicate and comprehend; ability to measure and comprehend certain quantities.
Must be able to speak read and write in English and be able to articulate clearly and audibly.
The Good Samaritan Society offers an attractive, employee-approved benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. The variety of benefits include: health benefits, a retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, voluntary benefits and much more! To review all of the great benefits and benefit eligibility, visit: https://www.good-sam.com/jobs/benefits