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Medication Aide - 2 pm to 10 pm in Shavano Park, TX at Shavano Park

Date Posted: 4/2/2019

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Job Description

The essential duties and responsibilities described below are representative of those anemployee encounters while performing the basic functions of the position. While everyeffort has been made to identify the essential functions of the position, it in no way statesor implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission ofspecific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work issimilar, related or is an essential function of the position. Reasonable accommodationmay be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essentialfunctions of the position.

  • Assists residents with their daily medications, treatments and resident care as assigned and within the scope of practice, policy and procedures and Title 22 Regulations.
  • Observe and verify that medication is ingested or applied as directed. Document any instance where prescribed medication is not administered, including reason(s) for refusal and notify supervisor and/or Executive Director.
  • Maintain accurate, complete and confidential resident medication and care records according to established procedure and state law.
  • Keep medicine carts and areas orderly, clean and appropriately stocked and locked. Maintain upkeep and cleanliness of medicine carts and medication rooms.
  • Coordinate medication services with resident, pharmacy and physician. Prior to resident’s arrival, verify medications and proper dosages with physician. Medication is not to be dispensed until verification with physician is complete.
  • Track all orders for medication changes and/or refills.
  • Participate in and complete narcotic count at beginning and end of each shift. Report any and all discrepancies to Assisted Living Director or Generations Care Director immediately.
  • Prepare medication for distribution to residents as per the ISL Medication Policy.
  • Communicate with physicians and family members as appropriate.
  • Observe and communicate to Assisted Living Director, Generations Program Director or shift supervisor any changes in resident physical or mental status.
  • Carry a radio and/or pager as directed by supervisor to ensure prompt response to resident issues.
  • Be familiar with the meaning and usage of common medical abbreviations, symbols and terms relative to the administration of medications as used by the residence, pharmacists and physicians.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of infection control, i.e., adequate hand-washing, blood borne pathogens procedures, universal precautions, etc.
  • Maintain all required licenses/certifications as required by state law.
  • Report occupational exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with the property’s policies and procedures governing accidents and incidents.
  • Performs other duties consistent with the position as assigned by the Assisted Living Director, Generations Care Director or Generations Program Director.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Experience:
  • Experience working with elderly clients preferred.
  • Experience with handling medications preferred. Mathematical Skills:
  • Ability to make simple mathematical calculations.
  • Use of standard office equipment, telephone and personal computer.
  • Ability to interact tactfully with residents and family members, staff and general public.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English.


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