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Medication Aide in Spring Hill, KS at Integral Senior Living

Date Posted: 4/11/2019

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Job Description

Blackhawk Assisted Living, a premier Assisted Living and Memory Care Community for seniors, is searching for medication aides to add to our care team. Our ideal caregiver must have previous care-giving experience working with seniors and have flexible work schedules, able to work day, evening, night shifts, and weekends. A true love for seniors and a caring heart are must-haves. SUMMARY

The Medication Aide is responsible for assisting in the administration of medications to residents as ordered by the attending physician, under the direction of the attending physician, and Assisted Living Director and in accordance with established nursing standards, the policies, procedures and practices of the property, and the requirements of the state. Responsible for maintaining a current accounting of all medications residents are taking and the documentation required for that process. Responsible to report all change in status of residents as it relates to assisting with medications. Reports to: Assisted Living Director, Generations Care Director or Generations Program Director, as assigned. Some duties and responsibilities:

  • 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.

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Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Experience:
  • Experience working with elderly clients preferred.
  • Experience with handling medications preferred.
  • 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.