Med Aide/Tech - Certified

Brookdale Senior Living Coeur D Alene , ID 83814

Posted 2 weeks ago

Overview

Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our success as a company. Here you'll find opportunities to grow your career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over 60,000 associates, there's a place for you to make a difference in lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.

Responsibilities

Provides residents with services in accordance with health care provider's orders regarding administration or assistance with medications and treatments, as per state regulations. Provides direct care to residents following the individualized service plan.

Assists in maintaining the physical, social, and psychological environment that is conducive to the best interest and welfare of the residents. Exercises independent judgment and discretion in the performance of personnel tasks with the understanding that the responsibilities are not routine or limited to resident care matters. Maintains a clean, safe, environment in the community by delegating job responsibilities. As per state regulations and completion of required training/certification, administers or assists with self-administration of medication and treatments as prescribed by the health care provider. Observes resident's response to existing treatment plan, is aware of prominent medication interactions and side effects, and observes residents for occurrence of such and notifies supervisor. Adheres to community infection control policies and procedures. Assists residents with medication as defined in medication procedure. Supervises residents who self-administer medication. Exhibits understanding of and follows medication policies and procedures. Maintains residents' records daily in a timely manner and in accordance with company policy and procedure. This includes documentation related to: medication distribution, leisure activities; incidents and observations; charting any changes in resident's physical condition and or behaviors, visitors, etc. Observes and documents the health and emotional condition of each resident, promptly reporting all changes to the supervisor. Maintains the cleanliness and organization of the medicine supply room. Receives reports on all residents. Completes an accurate accounting of all medications, including controlled substances as per policy. Assists with completion of medication cart audits per policy and direction of supervisor. Provides direct resident care. Follows procedure regarding incidents/accidents to residents.

This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.

Qualifications

Education and ExperienceHigh school diploma or General Education Degree (GED); and one to two months related experience preferred and/or training in direct service with older adults, or equivalent combination of education and experience. State certified medication aide course is required. Knowledge of dementia, particularly of the Alzheimer's type is helpful.

Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special RequirementsSuccessful completion of State certified medication aide course.

Management/Decision MakingMakes standard and routine decisions based on detailed guidelines with little independent judgment. Problems are generally solved with clear, detailed guidelines or by reporting them to a supervisor.

Knowledge and SkillsHas a basic level of a skill and can follow written or verbal instructions. Has basic technical skills to complete a few repetitive and well-defined duties. Has a basic knowledge of the organization in order to answer basic questions. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to residents, residents' families, and other associates of the company. Ability to effectively communicate in English and understand and follow written and oral instructions. Uses good judgment in emergency situations, and gets help when needed.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Standing

  • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors

  • Walking

  • Sitting

  • Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage.

  • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel

  • On-Call on an as needed basis

  • Reach with hands and arms

  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections

  • Climb or balance

  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

  • Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting residents

  • Talk or hear

  • Taste or smell

  • Exposure to latex

  • Ability to lift: Up to 25 pounds

  • Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens

  • Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards

  • Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from equipment

  • Vision

Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.


icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Medication Technician (Med Tech)

Prestige Care, Inc

Posted Yesterday

VIEW JOBS 4/25/2019 12:00:00 AM 2019-07-24T00:00 Position Details: * Status: Full Time * Shift: Day/Evening/Noc * Schedule: Various Job Summary: Medication Technician to provide direct resident care under the supervision of a licensed nurse. You will enjoy the beautiful surroundings and a philosophy guided by resident choice, dignity, and independence. Assist residents with activities of daily living, housekeeping, laundry, and other daily chores. Position involves assisting residents with medication administration. This is a critical front line role that requires great communication, customer service, and organizational skills. Essential Functions: * To set up and administer medications under the direction and supervision of a licensed nurse. * Perform other related duties as assigned. Qualifications: * High School diploma or equivalent. * First aid certification and participation in annual training programs required. * Completion of a state approved certified nursing program is preferred, but not required. * Home health or senior health care preferred. * Must be required to successfully complete training and examination in medication management approved by the health division. * Must be able to read written direction, comprehend verbal instructions, and write at a level necessary to accomplish the job. We also have a competitive and comprehensive benefits package which includes the following: * 2 weeks of paid time off for full time hourly employees * Medical insurance, dental insurance and vision coverage. * HSA/FSA Accounts * Employer Paid Group Life and AD&D insurance * 401(k) plan with w/Company Match * Paid Vacation, sick days and holidays * Continuing Education and Professional Development Programs * Scholarship/Tuition Reimbursement Program * Flexible scheduling * Employee Discounts: Cell Service, Theme Parks and much more! EOE/M/F/VETS/DISABLED KEYWORDS: Med Tech, Medication Technician, Entry level, entry-level, healthcare, senior living, assisted living, memory care, part time, part-time, full-time, full time, certified, certified medication administrator, CNA, certified nursing assistant, certified nurse's assistant, NAC, HCA Emmy-Award winning journalist Barbara Walters once called Coeur d'Alene a "little slice of heaven", and it's no wonder why – beautiful surroundings and the peaceful lake make Legends Park Assisted Living Community a delightful place to be. Located in picturesque Coeur D'Alene, Legends Park is situated in a serene neighborhood just off Interstate 90. We have a beauty salon and private dining rooms which are perfect for entertaining family and friends. Surrounded by a host of outdoor recreational activities and educational opportunities you'll never run out of fun things to do. Additionally, the Legends Park innovative wellness program, Celebrations, is designed to nurture mind, body and spirit, and give you the choices and freedom to celebrate life. As your partner in active aging, it is our goal to help you achieve an optimum level of health and wellness throughout all aspects of your life. Questions? Contact LegendsParkED@prestigecare.com Build Your Healthcare Career with Prestige Care Prestige Care is a family-owned and operated industry leader in the skilled nursing, assisted living, and rehabilitation space. As a Prestige Care team member, you are more than just an "employee," you are part of our family. With a company focus on career development and advancement, there are many opportunities for advancement at our over 80 communities and care centers in 8 Western states. The healthcare career opportunities are endless and we look forward to collaborating with you to achieve your professional goals. Check out the career path that you can take with Prestige Care below: Prestige Care, Inc Coeur D Alene ID

Med Aide/Tech - Certified

Brookdale Senior Living