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Medicine Technician

Company: Seaton Springwood
Location: York
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Discovery Senior Living Position Description

POSITION TITLE: Care/Medication Technician DEPARTMENT: Assisted Living

FLSA: Non-exempt SUPERVISOR: Nurse/DHW

SUPERVISES: Not Applicable Revised: October, 2015

POSITION SUMMARY

A Med Tech's role includes providing hands on care, physical and emotional support to each resident while maintaining a safe and comfortable home like environment. This position requires some level of cares as needed.

Sign on bonus $250 after 90-days and in good standings and $250 after 180-days and in good standings.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as

exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Care Manager
Responsible for a designated group of residents during the shift; knows where their residents are and physically checks on them throughout the shift.
Observes, reports and documents symptoms and conditions of residents for changes in condition such as skin, behavior, alertness, weight, dietary and participation in activities.
Responds to security system and resident call bells promptly.
Notifies supervisor and/or Health Care Coordinator if a resident has increased care needs.
Assists with continence management and disposes of all continence products properly to ensure sanitation of resident suite and community restrooms.
Serves and collects food trays and assists as needed; reports refusal of meals or loss of appetite.
Maintains cleanliness of resident's room and work areas.
Practices good standard care precautions of cleanliness, hygiene and health.
Helps residents maintain independence, promotes dignity and physical safety of each resident.
Actively participates/leads and assists residents with activities of daily living

(i.e. bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming, ambulation, transferring, eating) as instructed.
Engages residents in life skills and other life enrichment activities.
Greets and assists all internal and external customers, guests, family members, residents, vendors and team members.
Does resident laundry as assigned and needed.

Medication Care Manager
Reviews service plan to learn pertinent information about residents.
Assists/observes medications and treatments for each resident using the medication observation record and the Six Rights of Medication Pass.

Documents and initials form as medications are given including appropriate documentation for refusal or missed doses.
Maintains confidentiality of all resident information including resident medication.
Reports all resident concerns made while assisting resident with the medication to the Nurse and/or Health Care Coordinator (HCC).
Restocks medication cart after all medication passes.
Assists in checking medication regardless of packaging system.
Counts all narcotics with another Medication Care Manager or Nurse each shift.
Maintains and cleans the Medication Room, med charts, treatment carts for neatness cleanliness, availability of medications and expired medications.
Follows re-fill process for medications.
Participates in the development of the Service Plan and monthly updates.
Takes and records temperature, blood pressure, weight, pulse and respiration rates.
Reports occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, sharp sticks and hazardous chemicals immediately.
Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential

duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,

skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable

individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Educational Requirements and Experience:
Certified Nurse's Aid certification preferred.
High School diploma/GED
Must be 18 years of age.
CPR Certification preferred
First Aid Certification preferred
Previous experience working with seniors preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Language Ability: o Ability to communicate effectively speaking the primary language of the residents. o Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. o Ability to write in required logs and routine correspondence.
Mathematical Skills: o Ability to add and subtract whole numbers.
Cognitive Demands: o Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Competencies: o Must demonstrate an interest in working with a senior population.

o Interacts with guests, residents and staff in a courteous and friendly manner. o Responds promptly to resident needs. o Supports organization's goals and values. o Balances team and individual responsibilities. o Ability to make choices, decisions and act in the resident's best interest. o Ability to remain calm in difficult situations. o Ability to handle multiple priorities. o Competent in organizational and time management skills. o Must demonstrate good judgment, problem solving and decision making skills.

ENVIRONMENTAL ADAPTABILITY
Works primarily indoors in a climate controlled setting.
Team Members may be exposed to blood and/or body fluids with potential exposure to hazardous materials and infectious diseases.
Possible exposure to unpleasant odors.
Possible exposure to chemicals as identified in the MSDS Manual.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by

an individual 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 Team Member is regularly required to stand and walk. The Team Member is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The Team Member must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds independently and up to 200 pounds with assistance of a second employee. Must be able to push up to 350 lb. (wheelchair). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I have carefully read and understand the contents of this position description. I understand the responsibilities, requirements and duties expected of me. I understand that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the position. While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, the employer reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the position or to require that additional or different tasks be performed as directed by the employer.

I understand that I may be required to work overtime, different shifts or hours outside the normally defined workday or workweek. I also understand that this position description does not constitute a contract of employment nor alter my status as an at-will Team

Member. I have the right to terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, and the employer has a similar right.



Team Member's Signature Date



Supervisor's Signature Date

This position is subject to a background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. Only job related and community safety convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate. State regulatory requirements will impact if convictions preclude employment.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective Team Members and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, PRN

Pay: $14.00 - $16.25 per hour

Benefits:
401(k)
401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance
Schedule:
12 hour shift
8 hour shift
Day shift
Holidays
Monday to Friday
Night shift
Overtime
Weekend availability
Supplemental pay types:
Signing bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:
York, PA 17402: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Education:
High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:
EMR systems: 1 year (Preferred)
Vital signs: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:
BLS Certification (Preferred)
Certified Medical Assistant (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Keywords: Seaton Springwood, Baltimore , Medicine Technician, Professions , York, Maryland

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