Stoneridge Creek Pleasanton , CA 94588
The Medication Technician assists with the administration of medications under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. Assists by performing routine nursing duties and activities of daily living.
The Medication Technician accepts, accounts and documents all new medications brought into the facility. Safely prepares and aides with resident self-administration of medications with zero medication error rate. Maintains accurate medication documentation and records.
Guides the resident in maintaining his/her schedule of daily activities, while maintaining the residents sense of independence. Individualizes care and assistance provided to each resident depending on level of functioning. Assists residents with dressing, grooming, eating, bathing, positioning, turning, toileting and exercising.
Gives treatments, perform tests, carry out procedures and collect specimens as instructed. Transfers, transports and escorts residents as needed.
High school graduate, student or equivalent.
Current First Aid and CPR certification.
At least one year of experience as a caregiver in a facility or three years in-home care giving
Knowledge and practice of safe lifting and back care techniques
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with assistance
Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
Must be able to walk long distances at a rapid pace; must be able to assist in the bathing and dressing of residents with disabilities; must be able to push a wheelchair with residents weighing up to 200 lbs independently; continuous standing, turning, stooping, bending, stretching and lifting up to 95% of the work day in order to assist residents, move equipment and perform other related tasks using proper body mechanics; good visual and hearing acuity required; good verbal communication skills required. May be exposed to communicable diseases, and blood and body fluids that may contain HIV and/or HBV. May be exposed to cleaning chemicals and offensive odors.