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Medication Aide - Long Term Care, 24hr/pp, 7am-7pm every other weekend

Company: CareerLink
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: - Medication Aide

Job Code: - 102024

Status: - Non-exempt

DEPARTMENT FUNCTION/JOB OVERVIEW

Responsible for coordinating and providing quality care to an assigned team of patients. - Delivers direct patient care, provides prescribed medication and treatments within scope of practice and under the direction of a licensed nurse. - Responsible for understanding and implementing the patient plan of care to deliver quality care within the clinical service systems and according to Madonna's philosophy and mission. - Responsible for reporting adverse patient condition changes to supervisor. - Work will be performed in an ethical and legal manner following organizational policies, processes, protocols and procedures . Responsible for quality service delivery and internal/external customer relations for Madonna as a whole, including upholding the mission and values for the department and facility.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

(INFORMATION)

Understands scope of practice and utilizes position job description, job standards, procedures and facility policies to ensure quality care delivery.
Compiles patient care information to meet patient goals.
Administers and documents patient medication on assigned shift to ensure accurate and efficient medication administration.
Provides the correct medication and dose to the right patient at the right time via the correct route as directed by the medication administration record and licensed nurse.
Performs treatments per treatment sheets as directed by a licensed nurse.
Documents completed treatments on the treatment sheet or flow record such as the blood glucose record.
Properly charges patient billable supplies to ensure accurate patient billing.

(PEOPLE)

Provides medication via the following routes: - oral, rectal, sublingual, eye, ear, nose, topical and gastrostomy tube.
Provides prescribed oral medication to patients, observes ingestion using specified procedures.
Performs glucometer and BVI procedures, reports outcome to licensed nurse and documents results according to operational definitions.
Provides oral suctioning and changes suction canisters as assigned by licensed nurse.
Provides oxygen via nasal cannula (not to exceed 2L) at the correct liter per minutes as directed by the patient care plan and assigned by a licensed nurse. - Attends to liquid oxygen fill needs.
Delivers nutrition formula and/or water flushes via a gastrostomy tube correctly using a tube feeding pump or gravity flow.
Communicates with licensed nurse and other clinicians regarding patient's condition, concerns, patient goals achieved and other developments to ensure quality service delivery.

Keywords: CareerLink, Lincoln , Medication Aide - Long Term Care, 24hr/pp, 7am-7pm every other weekend, Other , Lincoln, Nebraska

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