Medication Technician / Memory Care – NOC Shift

Prestige Assisted Living at Visalia

Full Time
CA, Visalia
Posted 4 months ago

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At Prestige Assisted Living at Visalia, we pride ourselves in looking at
individual needs so that all of our residents receive personalized care. We
offer a unique environment where our residents and staff become extended
family members. All of our entertainment and activities are designed to
include all residents, staff, and even family members.:

At Visalia, we offer an innovative wellness program, Celebrations, that is
focused on six wellness categories that empower residents to explore new or
treasured hobbies, pastimes and skills. With the Visalia Celebrations program,
residents have the tools to explore a host of exhilarating new activities and
to live life the way they want.:

Our community also offers the award-winning Expressions Memory Care Program,
which uses innovative techniques and approaches to turn daily activities into
memorable and meaningful events. Our program provides people living with
dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment an outlet for creativity
through arts, learning, and spirituality, embracing the philosophy that “Life
is an Activity”.:

Questions? Contact VisaliaED@prestigecare.com:
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Position Details:
Status: Full-Time/Part-Time/On-Call

Shift: Day/Evening/NOC

Schedule: Various

Working Hours Start: Various

Working Hours End: Various

POSITION SUMMARY:
Provides medication services and direct resident care, assist in maintaining a
positive physical and psychosocial environment for residents. Assist residents
with activities of daily living, housekeeping, laundry and other daily chores.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Responsible for the daily operation of the medication room and medication services as directed by the Health Services Director (HSD) and in accordance with physician orders, state regulations and the nurse practice act.
* Processes physician medication and treatment orders in accordance with state regulations and the nurse practice act.
* Administers and assists with the self-administration of routine and non-routine medications in accordance with physician orders, state regulations and the nurse practice act.
* Completes simple treatments and monitors residents as directed by the health service director in accordance with physician orders, state regulations and the nurse practice act.
* Maintains accurate records of medication and treatment services provided or omitted, including controlled substances,in each resident’s clinical record.
* Coordination with pharmacies for medication orders and refills.
* Reports all medication errors per policy.
* Reports and records changes in resident condition, incidents and accidents to HSD, physician and family member as indicated under the direction of the HSD. Completes all incident forms.
* Routinely communicates with physicians, pharmacies, outside services, residents and families regarding medication and care services.
* Provides direct resident care while promoting the resident’s dignity, independence and choice, regularly observes residents’ physical and mental conditions and reports changes to the HSD, Expressions Coordinator, or Executive Director.
* Assists with or provides care services as directed by the resident’s cooperative service plan.
* Greets residents, visitors, and staff courteously, and in a manner that respects dignity, confidentiality standards, and promotes individual rights.
* Follows and supports community fire safety and infection control practices and promptly reports any unsafe conditions or equipment to immediate supervisor.
* Serves meals in the dining room, assisting residents at meal time, provides resident tray delivery, and assists with dining room and kitchen clean up and maintenance.
* Assists in lifting, moving and transporting residents using proper body mechanics or assistive devices as directed by the resident’s cooperative service plan.
* Assists with tours, move-ins, move-outs, and transfers and coordinates personal care service with co-workers assisting with lifting and responds to assistance pages promptly.
* Performs First Aid and initiates emergency response procedures per policy and state regulations.
* Properly stores medications and equipment and keeps the medication room clean and orderly.
* Removes outdated or discontinued medications to return to the pharmacy or disposal per policy.
* Attends and participates in training, in-services, and staff meetings.
* Other duties as assigned.

COMPANY WIDE RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Demonstrates Core Values of Respect, Integrity, Commitment and Trust.
* Supports a dignified and caring atmosphere with residents, residents’ families, visitors and staff.
* Protects privacy and confidentiality of information pertaining to residents, employees, the facility, and company information and records.
* Maintains a safe and secure working environment and practices safe working habits.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Must hold state required medication pass certification or other required
certification, complete state required delegation and/or training
requirements, and successfully complete the medication pass competency. Must
have word processing skills. Must have current CPR certification, First Aid
training, and Food Handlers permit as required by state regulations. Must
complete all state required trainings as necessary.

EDUCATION:
High school diploma or GED with one or more years of personal care experience
with older adults preferred or as required by state regulations.

EOE/M/F/VETS/DISABLED

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