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Medical Tech

Company: Charter Senior Living of Northpark Place
Location: Sioux City
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Medical Tech
Why Charter Senior Living?
"I believe in the Charter Mission.-- To Enhance the Human Spirit. I do this every day as I help care for our residents.-- They may need extra help throughout the day, but I know during these times that I am enhancing their spirit.-- I feel honored to make such a difference in someone's life!
Offering Health Insurance for Full Time Associates--
Charter Benefits:


  • Competitive Hourly Wage
  • Perfect Attendance bonus offered monthly- Earn an extra $100 per month (after taxes).----
  • Health Insurance--
  • 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Resident Referral Bonus

    -Charter Senior Living Associate--
    Your potential is unlimited.-- As a small boutique company, we are committed to helping each of our Associates have more than just a "job".-- We want each of our associates to feel like they have a career and an opportunity to grow. Learn more about Charter and how you can become part of an organization that is committed to the future of their Associates.
    --
    POSITION SUMMARY
    The Medication Tech is responsible for all duties in relation to safely administering medications and treatments to the residents.-- This position requires legible, accurate documentation on the medication record and in the resident chart. It also requires a responsible demeanor in order for the resident population to have confidence in your ability to administer medications and treatments. At times the position will include manager on duty qualifications and a responsibility to act within your scope of practice. If ever unsure of a decision or an occurrence, it is critical for you to call for management assistance.
    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains the community's philosophy.
  • Is knowledgeable of policies and procedures.
  • Understands and appropriately documents on the 24-hour communication reports.
  • Understands the resident's alert status and documents appropriately in the resident's record.
  • Understands and implements an interim service plan, in the absence of Resident Care Coordinator/Health Services Director (HSD), as care needs arise.
  • Assures caregivers on shift are aware of changes in interim service plans.
  • Assures there is adequate staff scheduled on shift.
  • Notify the Executive Director/Resident Care Coordinator when there is not enough staff scheduled.
  • Good communication skills are required.
  • Assists residents with transportation and appointments as needed.
  • Maintains confidentiality with resident and fellow employee's information.
  • Notifies Resident Care Coordinator /Executive Director/HSD of resident changes of condition.
  • Assists with monthly medication records as needed.
  • Assists with cycle fill or re-ordering of medications.
  • Understands and returns medications for credit as needed.
  • Monitor medications that arrive from the pharmacy.
  • Timely notify the pharmacy of any discrepancies
  • Maintains the cleanliness and organization of the Medication room.
  • Maintains the cleanliness, organization, and re-stocking of the Medication cart.
  • Orders supplies as directed by the Resident Care Coordinator.
  • Has knowledge of, and can demonstrate proper technique, or can learn how to assist with: a gait belt, sit to stand lift, transfer board, oxygen equipment, C-Pap, Nebulizer, catheter, specimen, transfer pole, trapeze, wheelchair, scale, and other equipment as directed by the Resident Care Coordinator/HSD.
  • Capable of taking accurate vital signs and weights.
  • Accurately completes an incident report and begins the investigation of the incident.
  • Accurately completes a medication error report if necessary.
  • Notifies family, MD, resident, and management if incidents or errors occur while on shift.
  • General record-keeping and filing as needed.
  • Administers the medications and treatments, according to the scheduled times, following the medication administration protocol.
  • Adheres to dress code.
  • Fill-in for the receptionist as directed by Executive Director/Resident Care Coordinator.
  • Fill in for a caregiver when needed.
  • Capable of assisting in the care needs of residents, which might include lifting requirements up to 40 pounds.
  • Serves meals as needed.
  • Assists with meal clean up and set of tables as assigned.
  • Faxes pharmacy to order medications.
  • Faxes physician as care needs arises or as instructed by Executive Director/HSD/Resident Care Coordinator.
  • Calls pharmacy to follow up on medications that have not arrived.
  • Notifies physician when pre-authorizations are required or medications not covered by insurance.
  • Answers call lights or find a coworker to answer a call light, if in the middle of a med pass.
  • Work as manager on duty as directed by Executive Director/Resident Care Coordinator.
  • Keep current on First Aid/CPR and Medication Administration skills.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor or other management staff.

    DAILY

  • Read the 24-hour communication book and respond as necessary to issues.
  • Review all incident reports and residents on alert status
  • Read any new interim service plans that could have been initiated.
  • Assure appropriate amount of staff are available and on shift
  • Assist with finding replacements when staff call off and you are on duty
  • Provide the residents with their medications and treatments as per protocol
  • Document issues in the resident record
  • Notify RCC/HSD/ED as needed when issues arise

    WEEKLY

  • Other job duties as assigned by HSD/RCC
  • Check schedules for any changes
  • Maintain Medication room supplies

    MONTHLY

  • Attend and participate in the scheduled mandatory in-services
  • Attend and participate in other scheduled meetings (Safety, Quality Assurance)

    --
    UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS

    • Exposure to blood/body fluid likely.

      PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

      • Must be able to easily lift and carry 50 lbs. Must be able to stand, walk, stoop and/or bend for periods of up to eight hours with breaks as provided for in the employee handbook.

        OTHER REQUIREMENTS

        • Has familiarity and willingness to work with the elderly population. Previous experience preferred, but not necessary.
        • Preferred proficiency in English. Attends in-services monthly required for the position. Receives and maintains CPR certification.
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