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Medication Technician

Company: COVINGTON SENIOR LIVING - OREM
Location: Orem
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Covington Senior Living is looking for CNA's to join our team! We are looking for people who love working with seniors and team players. The following responsibilities and duties that you will be asked to follow include but are not limited to:

POSITION SUMMARY

The Medication Tech coordinates resident care related to medications by working with all departments, the pharmacy and medical community, families and administrative staff to provide for resident needs with continuity and adherence to the scope of practice and licensure for the community.  This person provides complete supervision of the medication room, pass techniques, documentation and supervision and provision of care related to medication in the community.  The Medication Tech must, within the individuals area of focus, assure compliance with Covington Senior Livings quality standards as well as State and Federal regulations. This individual must be highly organized and possess outstanding interpersonal skills with a high level of energy and enthusiasm. The Medication Tech works closely with the Community RN, Executive Director and Asst. Executive Director to ensure operational performance, quality service, and competitiveness with other area facilities. The Resident Caregiver must be a firm decision-maker, taking into consideration the impact of that decision on the overall organization.

DUTIES

The Medication Tech is expected to perform position-related duties that include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure all medication documentation is current and correct, including MARs, Physicians Orders, Pharmacy Documents, etc.
  • Ensure medication room/carts are completely stocked with all required medications including OTC medications that are ordered by the physicians of residents receiving medication assistance.
  • Communicate all medication changes to residents, staff, & family members.
  • Coordinate medication orders and deliveries with the pharmacy.
  • Communicate with physicians and other healthcare providers as needed.
  • Monitor Psychotropic medication use is congruent with physician orders endure resident behaviors actually warrant the use of medication.
  • Control Medication Cart access and key assignment.
  • Pour, pass, and assist with administration of medication in accordance with state regulations.
  • Read all communication notes regarding the community between the various shifts of the community. 
  • Assist Resident Caregivers (CNAs) with providing personal care to residents who are on services with the community.
  • Document all care given to residents in ADL Charting. 
  • Comply with communitys policies and procedures and recommend changes as necessary.
  • Bring to the Administrations attention to any deficiencies that may arise.
  • Ensure compliance to policies relating to blood-borne pathogens, hazard communication, and infection control.
  • Ensure compliance with respect to risk management; the dying and the aging process; fire safety; disaster preparedness; residents rights; grievance procedures; and medication administration.
  • Develop skills and education through other higher educational and/or continuing education opportunities. Annual continuing education requirements shall be determined by State regulations or as required by the Executive Director.
  • Complete full orientation upon hire.
  • Attend staff meetings as required.
  • Participate in patient care planning conferences.
  • Set a good example to all employees of punctuality, dependability, productivity, use of time (no cell phone/texting, social media, or computer use). Display genuine resident care, positive and happy attitude, work ethic, communication skills, confidentiality, and trust.

Preferred Qualification Qualifications:

    • 16 years +
    • CNA License
    • Food Handlers Permit
    • CPR/First Aid Certification



Keywords: COVINGTON SENIOR LIVING - OREM, Orem , Medication Technician, Other , Orem, Utah

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