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Medication Aide

Company: Las Fuentes Resort Village
Location: Prescott
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Las Fuentes Resort VillagePosition SummaryThe Medications Aide administers prescribed medications and treatments to residents who need assistance in accordance with state regulatory stipulations and requirements for safe administration. Observes the resident taking the medication, notes effects including any unexpected or adverse effects, correctly documents the required information in the residents' medication administration records, communicates any concerns or observations with the Wellness Director, Wellness Coordinator or designated personnel.Essential Functions and ResponsibilitiesEnsures the CAPLICO Core Values and Code of Conduct are adhered to at all times.Ensures compliance with Resident Rights and HIPAA policies at all times.Administers resident medications and treatments as assigned and in compliance with all state regulations and community policies/procedures.Administers medications to one resident at a time and observes resident taking medication. Observes for additional care needs or changes in resident's usual behavior, condition or functional abilities. Reports observations to the Wellness Director in a timely manner.Seeks direction from the Wellness Director for any treatment or medication orders that are unfamiliar or are different from prior orders.Respects resident's right to refuse medication. Investigates the resident's decision to refuse and reports refusal to the Wellness Director.Consistently utilizes Standard Precautions and follows infection control procedures.Responds promptly to requests for PRN medications; observes for effectiveness.Regularly performs a medication cart audit to: re-stock supplies, check for expired medications, clean the cart, check PRN meds for adequate supply, identify PRN meds not being used by the resident (notifies Wellness Director), and check each drawer for loose pills.Protects residents' rights and confidential information according to state and federal laws. Provides social and emotional support, including sensitivity to resident needs for privacy, and encourages resident independence.Observes for signs of resident abuse or neglect. Takes immediate action to prevent harm and to report incidents according to company policy and state law.Interacts and communicates with residents and families in a respectful manner. Refers family to the Wellness Director for service/care concerns.Promptly reports all medication errors to the Wellness Director; documents and completes appropriate medication error report forms.Routinely performs and documents controlled substances counts according to community policy and state and federal regulatory requirements.Documents and properly disposes of expired/discontinued medications and controlled substances in compliance with community policy and state and federal regulations.Participates in Wellness team meetings and uses the support/care plans daily when assisting with medications or providing care.Participates in required annual trainings and other training to promote self-development.Assists with other shift duties and resident care when not engaged in passing medications.May perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.Supervisory ResponsibilityNoneWork EnvironmentWorks all throughout the community/facility.Is subject to frequent interruptions.Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, and visitors.Is involved in community/civic health matters/projects as appropriate.Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the work day, as well as to reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants.Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB, COVID-19 and the AIDS and Hepatitis viruses.May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.Physical Demands and Sensory Requirements(With or Without the Aid of Mechanical DevicesMust be able to move frequently throughout the workday.Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable the senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met (e.g.: accurately read measurements on resident related equipment such as thermometers, monitors, gauges).Must be able to function independently, have personal integrity, flexibility and the ability to work effectively with residents, employees, visitors and support agencies.Must be in a good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.Must be able to relate and work with the disabled, ill, elderly, emotionally upset and at times, hostile people within the community.Stand/walk up to eight hours a day; sit up to four hours a day.Frequently support up to 70 pounds.Occasionally lift/carry up to 50 pounds, Push/pull up to 100 pounds.Frequently kneel, bend, squat, climb and reach.Must be able to assist with the evacuation of residents.Specific RequirementsAbility to speak and understand the English language.Possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.Possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, visitors, and the general public based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.Ability to be calm and level-headed in emergencies.Well groomed, professional and possess ability to work harmoniously with other personnel.Ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing resident care practices.Follows written and oral instructions.Maintain patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as ability to handle residents, staff, and visitors, based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.Education and Experience RequirementsMust possess, at a minimum, a High School Diploma or Equivalent.Must have current CPR/First Aid certifications.Completion of state approved Caregiver program, as required by state regulation.Must meet age requirements according to community policy and state regulations.Prior direct care and/or Medication Aide experience preferred.The employer for this position is stated in the job posting. The Pennant Group, Inc. is a holding company of independent operating subsidiaries that provide healthcare services through home health and hospice agencies and senior living communities located throughout the US. Each of these businesses is operated by a separate, independent operating subsidiary that has its own management, employees and assets. More information about The Pennant Group, Inc. is available at http://www.pennantgroup.com.

Keywords: Las Fuentes Resort Village, Prescott , Medication Aide, Other , Prescott, Arizona

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