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Medication Aide

Company: The Residence At Gramercy
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

The Medication Aide administers medication to the residents in a safe and efficient manner, EXCEPT for the administration of intramuscular, intradermal, intravenous and medications given via nasogastric or gastric tube, and performs assigned treatments. He or she will document, chart, and report relevant observations as established by the guidelines, regulations, and facility policies and procedures. He or she will also help residents with activities of daily living, such as hygiene, toileting, feeding, moving safely to activities or functions, and caring for the resident's environment, including laundry and housekeeping. He or she must be sensitive to the needs and desires of each resident and make an attempt to improve and enrich their lives.Primary Duties & Responsibilities:Adheres to and conveys a philosophy that supports the dignity, privacy, independence, choice, and individuality of residentsAdhere to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) privacy policies and proceduresMaintain confidentiality of all information pertaining to clients, families and employeesCompletes necessary care documentation (written and or electronic) timely and accuratelyHelps residents with all personal care functions as neededMaintain a professional appearance at all timesDispenses medications under the direction of a licensed nurse according to established proceduresSupervises the Residents medications under the direction of the service plan according to established procedures and regulationsEnsures that required documentation is complete and is in compliance with regulations and standardsRedirection, monitoring and observation that are integral part of a personal care planRedirection and intervention for behavior, including observation and monitoringIncidental household services that are an integral part of a personal care plan in the above itemsResponsible for observing clients, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performedQualifications & Physical Requirements:Demonstrate the ability to make appropriate professional judgmentsAbility to handle multiple tasksAble to and provide covered care services according to the client's care plan, respond appropriately to client's needs and reports changes in the client's condition to the licensed supervising Resident Care DirectorStrong organizational and problem-solving skillsOccasional use of hands, wrists and fingers and lifting or moving up to 75 lbs may be requiredMovements such as stooping, crouching, bending, kneeling, climbing and reaching are occasionally requiredThis position requires spending a majority of the workday standing and walking, with occasional sittingNoise and/or level of distractions in the work environment is moderateSpecific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision and peripheral visionAbility to provide covered PCA services according to the person's PCA Care PlanAbility to operate a motorized vehicle and have reliable transportation for work in the communityEducation & Experience:High school diploma or GED preferredMust be at least 18 years oldAt least six months experience in an assisted living community preferredUnited States Citizenship or evidence of a valid Alien Work PermitCertified as a Nursing Assistant (CNA) in this stateCertified as Registered Medication Aide in this stateThis job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities, duties, skill, or working conditions required of a person in this position. I have read the above job description, understand the conditions set forth therein, and will perform these duties to the best of my ability.

Keywords: The Residence At Gramercy, Lincoln , Medication Aide, Other , Lincoln, Nebraska

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