Medication Technician

Shenandoah Senior Living

Front Royal, VA 

 

Purpose

To perform non-professional direct patient care duties under the supervision of nursing personnel and to assist in maintaining a positive physical, social, emotional and spiritual environment for the residents.

Essential Functions

Job Functions

  • Assist residents with medications as ordered by their physician(s).
  • Documents all functions related to medication management as required by regulation, and by community protocols as defined in the medication training program.
  • Obtains, receives, and stores medication(s) from pharmacy.
  • Participates in the medication training program and demonstrates competency per the competency checklist.
  • Maintains order, cleanliness in medication storage area.
  • Assist residents with daily bath, dressing, grooming, dental care, bowel and bladder functions, preparation for activities within the community, reminders of medical appointments, and basic room care.
  • Provide functions as directed by supervisor including daily and ongoing records including vital signs, weight and measure residents, and observe and report presence of skin breakdowns; review care plans daily; report changes in resident conditions to supervisor ; and, record all necessary charting entries and report all accidents and incidents.
  • Prepare residents for meals and snacks and perform after-meal resident care.
  • Maintain resident confidentiality; treat residents with kindness, dignity and respect; know and comply with Residents’ Rights rules; and promptly report all resident complaints, accidents and incidents to supervisor.
  • Assist as directed in proper admission, transfer and discharge of residents, inventory resident possessions and report defective equipment to administration.
  • Understand and use Universal Precautions and follow established infections control, hazardous communication and other safety rules; ensure cleanliness of assigned residents’ rooms; properly maintain and record resident restraints; and, promptly report all violations of safety and sanitation rules to supervisor.
  • Attend and participate in orientation, training, educational activities and staff meeting.
  • Any other tasks, assignments, projects or requests as deemed by management.

Qualifications

  • High School education preferred.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Completion of training program for certification.
  • Previous experience with geriatric nursing preferred.
  • Knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering basic first aid and resident care.
  • Basic understanding of aseptic and sterile techniques.
  • Good physical and mental health; neat, clean, well groomed and responsible.
  • Patience, tact, enthusiasm and positive attitude toward the elderly.
  • Must have upper body strength adequate to bend, lift, shift, move, and/or assist in moving articles of more than twenty-five pounds.
  • Must be able to squat, reach, stretch without distress, Must be able to tolerate extended periods walking, standing.