Medication Aide - WA
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POST DATE 8/19/2016
END DATE 10/22/2016
Prestige Care, Inc
JOB DESCRIPTIONJob Summary:
Medication Aides in Washington provide medication administration and direct resident care, assist in maintaining a positive physical and psychosocial environment for residents, and uphold Prestige s core values of respect, integrity, commitment and trust.
Administers and/or assists with the self administration of routine and non-routine non-injectable medications by oral, rectal, or topical means in accordance with physician orders and nursing practices as directed by the health services director.
Completes simple nursing treatments and monitors residents vital signs as directed by the health service director in the states where State Nursing Regulations authorize such delegation.
Maintains accurate records of medications and treatments administered or omitted on each resident s clinical record sheet to include the reason medication was omitted or prn medication was given.
Records narcotics administered or received on the appropriate controlled drug count sheet, reporting all medication errors immediately.
Reports and records changes in resident condition, incidents and accidents to health services director, physician and family member as indicated under the direction of the health services director.
Routinely communicates with physician, pharmacy and family as indicated to assure medications are received in a timely manner.
Provides direct resident care while promoting the resident s dignity, independence and choice, regularly observes residents physical and mental conditions and reports changes to the health services director, expressions coordinator, or executive director.
Assists with or performs ADL s, takes vital signs and weights and accurately documents care services provided and observations on communication logs and incident reports.
Greets residents, visitors, and staff courteously, and in a manner that respects dignity, confidentiality standards and promotes individual rights. Demonstrates the mission and philosophy of the company.
Follows and supports community fire safety and infection control practices and promptly reports any unsafe conditions or equipment to immediate supervisor.
Serves meals in the dining room, assisting residents at meal time, provides resident tray delivery, and assists with dining room and kitchen clean up and maintenance.
Assists with tours, move-ins, move-outs, and transfers and coordinates personal care service with co-workers assisting with lifting and responds to assistance pages promptly.
Performs First Aid and initiates emergency response procedures as required.
Properly stores medications and equipment and keeps the medication room clean and orderly.
Removes out-dated or discontinued medications for return to the pharmacy.
Attends and participates in training, in-services, and staff meetings.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
High School diploma or equivalent with one or more years of personal care experience with older adults preferred.
Must be certified as a NAC/CNA or HCA or have documentation of training completion prior to 2011 or have the ability to complete state approved training/certification program within 200 days of employment.
Participation in annual training programs
Current First Aid and CPR certification.
Home health or senior health care experience preferred.