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Medication Technician (Shift Lead) Pines at Hilton Head

WindRiver Companies
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
WindRiver Management Company


JOB DESCRIPTION



 


Job Title: Medication Technician


FLSA Status: Non-exempt


Department: Assisted Living or Memory Care  


Date Updated:  September 14, 2020


 


CORE VALUES



Natural; inherent to our organization



  1. Proactive and Gritty We have perseverance and passion to accomplish long-term goals. Although intense when needed, our real strength comes from our stamina.

  2. Flexibility We are here to serve with custom-tailored solutions. We are proud to represent a diverse group of clients.

  3. Radically Candid Saying what we think with caring intentions helps identify and solve issues quickly. Debate, decide, commit, and execute with excellence.



 


SUMMARY



The Medication Technician is responsible for assisting in the administration of medications to residents as ordered by the attending physician, under the direction of the attending physician, and Wellness Director and in accordance with established nursing standards, the policies, procedures and practices of the property, and the requirements of


the state. Responsible for maintaining a current accounting of all medications residents are taking and the documentation required for that process. Responsible to report all change in status of residents as it relates to assisting with medications. 


 


Reports to: Wellness Director with additional duties assigned by the Memory Care Director


 


 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES



The essential duties and responsibilities described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the basic functions of the position. While every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of the position, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.


 



  1. Assists residents with their daily medications, treatments and resident care as assigned and within the scope of practice, policy and procedures and per state and federal regulations.

  2. Observe and verify that medication is ingested or applied as directed. Document an instance where prescribed medication is not administered, including reason(s) for refusal and notify supervisor and/or Executive Director.

  3. Maintain accurate, complete and confidential resident medication and care records according to established procedure and state law.

  4. Keep medicine carts and areas orderly, clean and appropriately stocked and locked. Maintain upkeep and cleanliness of medicine carts and medication rooms.

  5. Assist caregivers in the performance of their job and assume caregiver activities when needed.

  6. Coordinate medication services with resident, pharmacy and physician. Prior to residents arrival, verify medications and proper dosages with physician. Medication is not to be dispensed until verification with physician is complete.

  7. Track all orders for medication changes and/or refills.

  8. Participate in and complete narcotic count at beginning and end of each shift. Report any and all discrepancies to Wellness Director or Memory Care Director immediately.

  9. Prepare medication for distribution to residents as per the Medication Policy.

  10. Communicate with physicians and family members as appropriate.

  11. Observe and communicate to Wellness Director, Memory Care Program Director or shift supervisor any changes in resident physical or mental status.

  12. Carry a radio and/or pager as directed by supervisor to ensure prompt response to resident issues.

  13. Be familiar with the meaning and usage of common medical abbreviations, symbols and terms relative to the administration of medications as used by the residence, pharmacists and physicians.

  14. Demonstrate knowledge of infection control, i.e., adequate hand-washing, blood borne pathogens procedures, universal precautions, etc.

  15. Maintain all required licenses/certifications and continuing education as required by state law.

  16. Report occupational exposure to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with the propertys policies and procedures governing accidents and incidents.

  17. Provide support to communitys marketing efforts through positive/friendly interaction during all property tours and telephone contact with the public, and as directed by a supervisor.

  18. Maintain a safe and secure environment for all staff, residents and guests, following established safety standards.

  19. Encourage teamwork through cooperative interactions with co-workers and other departments.

  20. Support a positive and professional image through actions and dress. Must adhere to the dress code detailed in the employee handbook.

  21. Perform care using proper infection control techniques

  22. May float within Assisted Living and Memory Care Center as business needs arise.

  23. Provide services consistent with care plans/service plans

  24. Report unusual occurrences and incidents per policy

  25. Anticipate needs of residents and report variances in care appropriately

  26. Perform work as scheduled, understanding work schedules may change due to business needs

  27. Performs other duties consistent with the position as assigned by the Wellness Director, Memory Care Director (if in Memory Care), or Executive Director.

  28. Performs other duties consistent with the position as assigned by the Wellness Director, Memory Care Director or Executive Director.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS



 


Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Medication certification may be required per state or board regulations


Experience: Experience working with elderly clients preferred. Experience with handling medications preferred.


Mathematical Skills: Ability to do simple mathematical calculations.


Reasoning Skills: Demonstrates an awareness and concern for resident safety at all times. Ability to make independent decisions and works without supervision. Knows and understands facility fire plan, disaster plan, and safety procedures.


Oral/Written Communication Skills: Ability to follow written and oral directions. Ability to interact tactfully with residents and family members, staff and general public. Ability to read, write and speak English.


Equipment Used: Use of standard office equipment, telephone and personal computer.


Physical Effort: Must be mobile. Other physical requirements as specified for department/function. Overall good health is required to fulfill the demands of the position.


Personal Characteristics: Makes resident satisfaction a high priority. Maintains a positive attitude in all situations. Displays sincere compassion towards older adults. Demonstrates genuine concern for the physical and emotional needs of older people and their families.


Working Conditions: Well-lighted, air-conditioned health care environment.


 


 


JOB RELATIONSHIPS



 














Supervises:


Caregivers, as requested by Wellness Director


Supervised by:


Wellness Director with additional duties assigned by the Memory Care Director



 


PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS



 










































































N/A = Not required in this position


O = Occasional: Performed or encountered 1% to 33% of work time            


F = Frequent: Performed or encountered 34% to 66% of work time               C = Constant: Performed or encountered 67% to 100% of work time


 


 


N/A


 


 


O


 


 


F


 


 


C


Supervision/ Managing


 


 


 


Supervising


X


 


 


 


Managing


X


 


 


 


Work Setting


 


 


 


Sitting for long periods


 


X


 


 


Operating standard office machines


 


 


X


 


Operating computer


 


X


 


 


Moving freely about property


 


 


 


X


Answering/using telephones


 


X


 


 



 












































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































N/A = Not required in this position


O = Occasional: Performed or encountered 1% to 33% of work time     


F = Frequent: Performed or encountered 34% to 66% of work time              C = Constant: Performed or encountered 67% to 100% of work time


 


 


N/A


 


 


O


 


 


F


 


 


C


 


Resident Care


 


 


 


 


 


Pushing wheelchair


 


X


 


 


 


Turning residents


 


X


 


 


 


Helping residents walk


 


 


X


 


 


Lifting residents


 


X


 


 


 


Helping residents sit up


 


 


X


 


 


Mobility


 


 


 


 


 


Walking


 


 


 


X


 


Standing


 


 


 


X


 


Bending


 


 


X


 


 


Climbing


 


 


X


 


 


Kneeling


 


 


X


 


 


Twisting


 


 


X


 


 


Squatting


 


X


 


 


 


Visual Requirements


 


 


 


 


Reading documents for analytical purposes


 


 


 


X


 


Viewing video display or computer screens


 


 


X


 


 


Overall vision


 


 


 


X


 


Color perceptions


 


 


 


 


X


 


Depth perceptions


 


 


 


 


X


 


Reading/close up work


 


 


 


 


X


 


Field of vision/peripheral


 


 


 


X


 


 


 


Dexterity


 


 


 


 


Simple Grasping


 


 


 


 


X


 


Power Grasping


 


 


  X


 


 


 


Pushing & Pulling


 


 


X


 


 


 


Fine Manipulation


 


 


 


X


 


 


 


Hearing/Talking


 


 


 


 


Hearing normal speech


 


 


 


 


X


 


Hearing on the telephone


 


 


 


 


X


 


Hearing faint sounds


 


 


X


 


 


 


Talking in person


 


 


 


 


X


 


Talking on the telephone


 


 


 


X


 


 


 


Calculating/Interpreting


 


 


 


 


 


Calculating


 


 


 


X


 


 


Comparing


 


 


 


X


 


 


Editing


 


 


X


 


 


 


Evaluating


 


 


 


X


 


 


Interpreting


 


 


X


 


 


 


 


Organizing/Planning


 


 


 


 


Organizing


 


 


 


 


X


 


Consulting


 


 


 


X


 


 


Analyzing


 


 


 


X


 


 


Planning


 


 


 


 


X


 


Designing


 


X


 


 


 


 


N/A = Not required in this position


O = Occasional: Performed or encountered 1% to 33% of work time     


F = Frequent: Performed or encountered 34% to 66% of work time              C = Constant: Performed or encountered 67% to 100% of work time


 


 


N/A


 


 


O


 


 


F


 


 


C


 


Documenting/Implementing


 


 


 


 


Documenting


 


 


 


X


 


Specifying


 


 


X


 


 


Coordinating


 


 


X


 


 


Implementing


 


 


X


 


 


Presenting


 


X


 


 


 


Emotional/Psychological Factors - Exposure To


 


 


 


 


Stressful situations


 


 X


 


 


 


Trauma, grief, death


 


 X


 


 


 


Public contact


 


 X


 


 


 


Decision making


 


 


 


X


 


Concentration


 


 


 


X


 


Environmental Conditions


 


 


 


 


Noise


 


  X


 


 


 


Dirt, dust, smoke, fumes


 


 X


 


 


 


Cold, heat (indoors)


 


X


 


 


 


Cold, heat (outdoors)


 




 


 


 


Additional Requirements To The Position (List)


 


 


 


 


Compliance with the Propertys Exposure Control Plan


 


 


 


X


 


Compliance with the Propertys Blood Borne Pathogens Standard


 


 


 

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Posted: 2021-12-04 Expires: 2022-01-03

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