Job Listings Title MedTech Job Information Objective: The Medication Aide is responsible for the management and administration of all resident medications and treatments and for performing resident care and services as outlined in each resident’s Care Plan and as assigned by management. Duties and Responsibilities: Must have a strong grasp of basic patient care. Are responsible for observing and reporting any change in their patients’ condition. Understand the scope and limitations of responsible medication management. Understand and follow the Six Rights of Medication Administration. Organize the administering of medications to one or more residents so that all residents receive their correct medicines in a timely manner. Administer medications correctly by the appropriate route. Administer time sensitive medications such as eye drops and inhalers. Administer all medications according to physician’s orders. Manage PRN medications and document their use. Manage narcotics including storage and record keeping. Be able to identify medication terminology and abbreviations. Maintain accurate, complete, and confidential resident medication and care records according to established procedure. Document regularly in each resident’s progress notes. Order medications from, and communicate with, each pharmacy used. Schedule doctor appointments. Arrange transportation to doctor’s appointments. Manage blood sugar tests and insulin for those residents with diabetes. Manage oxygen tanks for those residents on oxygen. Assist with Care Plans at thirty days from move in, ninety days from move in, and then every ninety days, or as needed, due to change in condition. Perform and record vital signs as ordered by physician, and quarterly. Monitor residents’ weight, as ordered by physician, and quarterly. Notify management of increase or decrease of services needed. Keep the Med Station and Med Room clean and medications secure. Communicate with residents, staff, family members, doctors and others concerning resident care and services, doctor’s appointments, and needed ancillary services. Communicate with the Nurse about resident concerns such as unusual behaviors, changes in physical, emotional, or mental status, etc. Report any maintenance concerns to the Maintenance Department such as leaky faucets, pet damage, continuous odors, burned out light bulbs, shower heads that don’t work, carpet stains, etc. Must be able to communicate in a professional manner both in writing and verbally. Learn how to perform all duties of a Caregiver. Assist with care giving, as needed. Be responsible for communicating with the Med Tech’s and Caregiver on the shift before and after yours. Answer phones and respond to questions, as needed. Represents Harvest Homes in a professional manner. When not actively dispensing medications or preparing medications for the next set of rounds, med-techs help the caregivers with hands on nursing care, such as bathing and feeding patients, helping them with toilet visits and basic hygiene. All other job-related duties, or as assigned. Apply Now Title Caregiver Job Information OBJECTIVE: Caregivers are responsible for assisting residents in all activities of daily living except for medication management and some therapies and treatments. Activities of Daily Living include: mobility, safety, hearing, vision, speech, cognition and behavior, showering, dressing, grooming, laundry, housekeeping, dining, toileting, and activities. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Check in with the Med Aide on your shift and the Caregivers on the shifts before and after yours. Check the Communication Book at the beginning of each shift; read and initial all entries from your last day of work. Read and initial any new memos. Read and initial 24-Hour Report. Learn how to complete required paperwork, including documenting in Communication Book, Progress Notes, Incident Reports, and others. Provide each resident with assistance in Activities of Daily Living according to his/her Care Plan. Assist residents with getting ready for medical appointments, activities, meals, etc. As showers and laundry are completed, initial the appropriate list signifying that the task has been completed. Report any resident concerns to the med Aide or Nurse, such as unusual behaviors, changes in physical, emotional, or mental status, etc. Report any maintenance concerns to the Maintenance Department, such as leaky faucets, pet damage, continuous odors, burned out light bulbs, shower heads that don’t work, carpet, stains, etc. Assist in Dining Room, as needed. Duties may include setting tables, serving, cleaning up, assisting residents with eating, and delivering and picking up of trays. Assist with housekeeping duties, as needed. All other job-related duties, or as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Willingness to show pride in Harvest Homes when talking to others, dealing with outside resources, or performing services within the facility. Ability to promote a professional image on the phone or in person through attitude, mannerisms, and attire. Genuine concern for and the ability to work with the elderly. Ability to work as a team member with residents and other employees of varying cultural, ethnic, and educational backgrounds. Dependability. Ability to work well on your own without constant supervision. Ability to communicate effectively verbally, and in writing, in English. Ability to accept constructive criticism and a willingness to correct mistakes. Willingness to complete 12 hours of inservice per year. Willingness to obtain Food Handlers Card if job duties include food preparation. Must be 18 years of age or older. Shifts: We are a 24/7 facility that is open 365 days a year. ALL NEW STAFF MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK WEEKENDS. Morning Shift: 6am-2pm Evening Shift: 2pm-10pm NOC Shift: 10pm-6am Apply Now This job listing was created using Job Manager for WordPress, by Tom Townsend.