JOB DESCRIPTION: SUMMARY
The Medication Associate prepares, administers, and documents medications as prescribed by the provider.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES
The Medication Associate must exhibit the following competencies:
Leadership: Inspire the trust of others; balance team and individual responsibilities; give and welcome feedback; exhibit objectivity and openness to others' views, contribute to holding each other accountable and building a positive team spirit; put the success of team above own interests.
Integrity and Ethics: Treat people with respect and individuality regardless of their status or the situation; do what you say; be fair and equitable in all interactions; be a good steward of company resources; actively contribute toward employees' success and the Community's goals; uphold organizational values.
Dependability: Maintain work behavior that invites trust and reliance; role model positive attendance and punctuality standards; ensure work responsibilities are completed correctly and are covered when absent; arrive at meetings and appointments prepared and on time.
Professionalism: Uphold high works standards that reflect the company's purpose and goals; accept responsibility for own actions; react to challenges positively and calmly; provide leadership in maintaining highest technical and customer service standards for the benefit of the residents served.
Innovation: Meet challenges with creativity and resourcefulness; remain open to change, others ideas, and trying new things; generate suggestions for improving work processes, services and products.
Oral Communication: Speak persuasively, with intention and thought, in both positive and negative situations; fully listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings without dominating others.
Written Communication: Write clearly and informatively; present numerical data effectively; read and interpret written information; ensure adequate, effective communication with all team members to maintain company values, goals, and culture.
Quality: Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; look for ways to improve and promote quality; monitor and self-correct own work processes and outcomes; apply feedback from others to improve performance.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Demonstrates support of the corporate mission (by actions and attitude), policies and procedures and assures consistent compliance.
Establishes departmental goals consistent with corporate goals and objectives.
Organizes and facilitates regular staff meetings with the goal of positive, motivating team building, as well as staff problem solving and support.
Facilitates appropriate upward and downward communication.
Communicates identified needs and potential solutions to appropriate manager.
Communicates positively with residents, families, and community professionals.
Acts as shift supervisor as assigned.
h3. Medication Assistance
Accurately prepare, assist/administer and document medications as prescribed. Immediately report any errors to supervisor.
Accurately take and record vital signs
Accurately count and sign medication administration record for controlled drugs
Performing personal care needs outlined in service plan and attending to the resident's and family requests promptly as needed
Providing proper care and observation of resident's skin to prevent breakdown and reporting when skin breakdown occurs immediately to the shift supervisor or the Health and Wellness Director.
Reporting on resident's condition and significant changes to the supervisor.
Transferring resident as needed to meals and activities as well as assisting with dining room duties as directed.
Respectful of resident and family/caregiver environment and resident's personal needs.
Maintains regular communication with the Health and Wellness Director
Associate to review residents and help with managing needs (this may include unusual or potentially problematic resident/family issues) and reports changes in the resident's condition promptly.
Promotes resident independence, respects privacy, and maintains residents' rights to decide about care and reports findings to supervisor.
Works in cooperation with the family and outside providers to meet the physical/emotional needs of the resident.
h3. Other Activities:
Completes documentation to ensure compliance with regulatory standards of timeliness, accuracy, and completeness via electronic record.
Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted resident assignments.
Participates in all mandatory staff in-services, meeting, and/or education.
Demonstrates familiarity and abides with the policies of the Community and rules/regulations of state and federal licensing agencies.
High School Diploma or GED required.
Hold a current medication aide permit from the Texas Department of Health as a Certified Medication Aide preferred but not required.
Previous experience as a RN delegated Medication Associate preferred but not required.
Must be computer proficient in typing and various programs, including background in EMR.
Ability to work with others as an effective team builder and team player.
Ability to take initiative, set priorities, multitask, and organize work.
Excellent communication skills, including public speaking, both verbal and written.
Subject to criminal background check and drug screening.
Holds current CPR certification
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