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On Call - Medication Aide - Assisted Living

Company: Regency Woodland
Location: Salem
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Job Description:

The Medication Aide administers and/or assists with the self-administration of routine and nonroutine non-injectable medications by oral, rectal, or topical means in accordance with physician orders and nursing practices as directed by the Director of Nursing.

- Completes simple nursing treatments and monitors residents' vital signs as directed by the Director of Nursing where State Nursing Regulations authorize such delegation.

- Maintains accurate records of medications and treatments administered or omitted on each resident's clinical record sheet to include the reason medication was omitted or prn medication was given.

- Records narcotics administered or received on the appropriate controlled drug count sheet, reporting all medication errors immediately.

- Reports and records changes in resident condition, incidents and accidents to health services director, physician and family member as indicated under the direction of the health services director.

- Routinely communicates with physician, pharmacy and family as indicated to assure medications are received in a timely manner.

- 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 health services director, expressions coordinator, or executive director.

- Assists with or performs ADL's, takes vital signs and weights and accurately documents care services provided and observations on communication logs and incident reports

- 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.

- Properly stores medications and equipment and keeps the medication room clean and orderly.

- Removes outdated or discontinued medications for return to the pharmacy. Attends and participates in training, in-services, and staff meetings.

--- High School or equivalent.

--- Must hold a medication pass certification per state requirements.

--- Current First Aid and CPR certification.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

--- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds occasionally. Lifting 25-40 pounds constantly. Reaching below shoulder height frequently. Kneel; stoop and squat are required occasionally. Stand six out of eight hours.

Keywords: Regency Woodland, Salem , On Call - Medication Aide - Assisted Living, Other , Salem, Oregon

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