Certified Medication Aide

Americare Jefferson City , MO 65102

Posted 5 months ago

About Americare

For over 30 years, Americare has extended care to senior generations in Americas heartland. We pride ourselves on being resident focuses, encouraging employee to make smart, responsible decisions that are in the best interest of individual residents.

Why belong with our Americare team?

Every employee company-wide is a valued part of the organization, dedicated to their commitment and passion of creating a person centered home environment for each resident- truly making a difference in the lives they touch.

Each individual facility is a vibrant part of the communities they serve. While our resident benefit from industry leading care, our employees are offered competitive compensation, comprehensive benefit packages, flexible scheduling, free meals and a place they can belong.

Health Plans

We offer comprehensive and competitive medical and dental benefits. Our medical plans offer preventive care services, covered prescription drug benefits, and large network of doctors and hospitals to help you and your family improve or maintain your health.

Well Being

Our culture supports team members wherever they are on their health and well-being journey. We offer tools and resources such as Employee Assistance Program and Employee Relief Fund.

Paid Time Off

The flexibility of Paid Time Off(PTO) lets you set your own priorities. Use PTO for any number of your life events.

Tuition Reimbursement

We encourage you to continue your professional development. Americare will reimburse you for eligible tuition for approved courses.

Certified Medication Aide

Position Summary:

Our Certified Medication Aide is an employee certified to administer medications, in accordance with state and federal laws, under the supervision of licensed staff to residents within Americare assisted living facilities. Provide residents with direct care to assure quality of life in a home like environment while offering additional support to family and visitors. Maintains professional behavior while functioning as an interdisciplinary team member meeting state and federal guidelines.

Essential Functions:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Preparation and administration and documentation at appropriate times of all medications other than parenteral unless licensed. May be required to provide resident treatments as ordered by resident's physician

  • Ability to provide direct physical and emotional care to resident including, but not limited to, personal hygiene, transferring, lifting, maintain records, confidentiality and assistance with activities of daily living.

  • Recognize and report in a timely manner any change in resident condition to charge staff.

  • Accurately observe record and report resident care, condition or needs as well as concerns, food intake, output as ordered.

  • Administer prescribed medications to residents and maintain related medical records under supervision of licensed nurse. Verified identity of resident receiving medication and records name of drug, dosage and time of administration on specified forms or record.

  • Presents medication and observes ingestion or other application or administers medication using specified procedures. May be required to administer tube feeding. Take vital signs or observes resident to detect response to specified types of mediation and prepares report or notifies supervisor of any unexpected reactions or lack of such. Documents reasons prescribed medications or treatments are not administered. May receive supply of ordered medications and apportion, mix, or assemble drugs for administration to resident. Responsible for counting and documenting narcotics at beginning or end of shift.

  • Support co-workers by providing assistance as needed or requested in resident care.

  • Report in timely manner any accidents or incidents involving residents, staff, visitors.

  • Communicate through report to staff on preceding and oncoming shifts.

  • Admit and discharge or transfer residents with proper documentation noted in nurses notes and complete of necessary and required forms.

  • Must be able to work independently or with peers to provide care of residents. Must be able to work eight (8) hour shifts unless otherwise designated by supervisor. Must be able to provide first aid as needed.

  • Must be able to meet requirements of certified nursing assistant as well as certified medication technician. Review both job descriptions.

  • Valid driver's license and ability to meet company requirement related to driving if required.

Work Environment

Indoor with adequate lighting and ventilation, carpet, tile, concrete floors. May include outdoor or public activities or attending recreational events with residents.

Physical Demands

(In an 8 hour day: N=Never 0%, O= Occasional 1-33%, F=Frequent 34-66%, C=constant 67-100%) Part time or full time or PRN. Shifts include day, evening and nights and weekends. Specific schedule needs must be discussed and noted at time of hire. Changes in schedule must be approved by director of nursing or administrator.

OSHA Exposure: Category 1, possibility of exposure on daily basis. Required use of personal protective equipment Safety Equipment: Gait belt, lumbar support, two man lift policy and use of mechanical lifts in noted facilities.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Hours can vary and will be dependent on staff coverage on any given day.

Travel

Some travel may be requested from time to time by your superiors.


Qualifications/ Education/Experience/

Skills:
  • Education:

  • High school graduate or minimum age of 18 year of age

  • Licenses/Certifications:

  • Completion Certified Medication Technician or Med Level One course and obtain certification in current state

  • Training at the community to obtain Med Level One course certification

AAP/EEO Statement

Americare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Americare does not discriminate in employment opportunities, decisions or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetics, national origin, age, mental or physical handicap or disability, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by law (may also be called "protected class"). In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Americare will be based upon merit, qualifications and abilities. Americare will also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to Americare. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, training, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Americare Senior Living is an EOE-(Equal Opportunity Employer) and drug-free workplace.


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