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Certified Medication Technician - 6 hours per shift

Company: Five Star Quality Care, Inc.
Location: Annapolis
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities At this time, we are seeking a Medication Aide to join our team! Responsibilities

  • This is the job of the Medication Aide to administer oral and external medications to residents under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical/vocational nurse.
  • Follows current standards of hygiene, safety and infection control when handling, storing and disposing of medications.
  • Administers medications within 60 minutes of scheduled time.
  • Takes and records vital signs upon administration of medications when required.
  • Recognizes the resident's right to refuse medication.
  • Notifies the appropriate RN/LPN when making the decision not to administer medication or treatment.
  • Clarifies any order or treatment regimen believed to be inaccurate, ineffective or contraindicated by consulting with the appropriate licensed nurse (RN/LPN).
  • Monitors residents who self-administer medications and report deviation from the plan of care to the licensed or registered nurse.
  • Secures medication cart.
  • Removes discontinued, outdated or deteriorated drugs from inventory.
  • Recognizes and reports unsafe conditions for medication provision.
  • Accurately documents medication provision.
  • Recognizes and reports general reactions to medications.
  • Recognizes the limitations of the Medication Aide role. Qualifications
    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • Graduate of a state approved nursing assistant training program and passed a state approved competency examination.
    • Successful completion of a state approved Medication Aide course and is approved to administer oral and external medication.
    • Ability to perform medication administration in accordance with state regulations.
    • Strong communication skills. Location Information Aspenwood Senior Living Community is a beautiful community in Silver Spring, MD, with more than 130 units offering independent living and assisted living.

Keywords: Five Star Quality Care, Inc., Baltimore , Certified Medication Technician - 6 hours per shift, Professions , Annapolis, Maryland

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