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Registered Medication Aide/Med Tech

Renders nursing care to residents under the direction of the Director of Personal Care (DPC). Provides supervision and medication assistance in such a way that our residents feel that they are genuinely cared for. Observes and reports any changes in resident status to the primary care physician and DPC and documents such interactions and observations via established policies and procedures. Our goal is to provide the best service possible; therefore, honoring resident requests is our specialty. The person holding this position is responsible for carrying out all assigned duties and responsibilities in accordance with current federal, state and local regulations, as well as company policies and procedures.

JOB PROFILE:

1. Care and Supervision of Residents

➢ Responsible for provision of nursing care to residents during his/her shift a charge person for his/her assigned unit(s).

➢ Provides care, supervision and assistance in accordance with Department of Health (DOH) Assisted Living & Enhanced Assisted Living regulations and company policies and procedures.

➢ Recognizes and consults with the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/ Registered Nurse (RN) co-worker who is their contact for the shift. Consults with LPN/RN contact as needed, but always prior to administering a PRN medication to a resident on the Memory Impaired Unit.

➢ Trained to receive and transcribe physician orders.

➢ Observes, reports and records any changes in a resident’s physical, mental or emotional status and reports these changes to the DPC and Primary Medical Doctor (PMD).

➢ Maintains and updates the 24-Hour Report as required by policy. Medication Technician

➢ Receives resident report at the start of shift and gives resident report at end of shift. Gives and receives shift report from the direct resident care personnel under his/her direction.

➢ Monitors resident attendance at meals.

➢ Monitors whereabouts of residents with personal safety alarms. Responds immediately to the alarming of any personal safety alarms and completes documentation of such alarm as required.

➢ Monitors provision of nursing care by outside agencies.

➢ Maintains individual resident medical records on his/her shift, documenting information on the resident’s Individualized Service Plan (ISP) and clinical records, including: nursing notes, medication records and other approved forms.

➢ Completes an Accident and Incident (A&I) report for any reported accident or incident involving a resident or residents during his/her shift; documents the occurrence on the 24-Hour Report and forwards the original A&I report to the DPC.

➢ Demonstrates sensitivity and professionalism in dealing with residents, residents’ families and other visitors.

2. Medication Assistance

➢ Prepares and administers routine and PRN medications according to procedure and DOH regulation. NOTE: Must always consult with LPN/RN prior to administering a PRN medication to a resident on the Memory Impaired Unit.

➢ Documents medication assistance on the Medication Administration Record (MAR) per facility policy and DOH regulation.

➢ Responsible for checking the MARs for completeness of documentation at the end of his/her shift.

➢ Basic knowledge of pharmacological and therapeutic effects of medications administered.

➢ . Verifies inventory of drugs covered by the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.

➢ Orders medications as needed per facility policy from appropriate vendor.

➢ Keeps DPC informed of any issues related to medication administration and ordering.

➢ Keeps a well-organized, neat and clean work area.

3. Supervision of Staff

➢ Supervises direct resident care personnel assigned to shift and unit(s), ensuring that duties are performed and assignments completed.

➢ Reviews scheduled staffing and notifies DPC if adequate personnel are not on duty.

➢ Assigns nursing care duties according to nursing services policy.

➢ Participates in Staff Meetings held by DPC.

➢ Assists with orientation of nursing personnel.

➢ Participates in and assists with on-going in-service education of nursing personnel, as requested. Medication Technician

➢ Brings any concerns regarding staff performance to the DPC.

Job Type: Part-time

Benefits:

➢ Employee assistance program

➢ Flexible spending account

➢ Health insurance

➢ Paid time off

➢ Referral program

➢ Medical Specialty:

➢ Geriatrics

➢ Physical Setting:

➢ Long term care

Schedule:

➢ 8 hour shift

➢ Day shift

➢ Evening shift

➢ Holidays

➢ Monday to Friday

➢ Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

➢ Leesburg, VA 20176: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Education:

➢ High school or equivalent (Required)

License/Certification:

➢ CPR Certification (Required)

➢ AED Certification (Required)

➢ LPN (Preferred)

➢ Registered Medication Aide / Med Tech License (Required)

Work Location: One location

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