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Medication Partner 7p-7a (Full Time)

Company: Arrow Senior Living
Location: Strongsville
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title:Medication TechnicianDepartment/ Group:WellnessJob DescriptionCompany PhilosophyArrow Senior Living Management believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success in fulfilling our mission to provide exceptional, loving and dignified care. That contribution should not be limited by assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designated to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the individual or the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.Key Accountability:To ensure the proper administration of medication and to provide exceptional and dignified care while providing first class customer service.DutiesPresent a professional demeanor that communicates a corporate philosophy of service, goodwill, and genuine interest in each residents needs.Provide exceptional customer service.Works under the direction of the Director of Wellness or Care Coordinator to maintain an efficient and regulatory compliant medication program, as well as accurate and current records related to medications.Maintain a neat and orderly medication room.Maintain current and accurate medication records.Audit resident medication records.Maintain compliance with all departmental recordkeeping requirements.Ensure physician orders are maintained for all medications.Check regularly for expired medications. Set-up for medication passes.Dispose of appropriate medications as allowed by regulation and community policy.Assist residents with self-administration of medications and ensure medications are being accurately self-administered.Supervise Caregivers with medications.Order medications as needed per community policy and regulation.Ensures medications are set-up and administered properly, checks medications against medical books and identifies resident prior to administration and administers medication per physician orders.Checks orders for clarification and accuracy.Ensures resident medical needs are met, monitors resident for vital signs, observes for any changes, reports to Director of Wellness and/or physician, documents findings in medical records, and carries out orders as written within the scope of certifications. Assists residents with activities of daily living (ADL) as listed on the Individual Service Plan. Familiarize yourself with residents of the Community, including detailed understanding of each residents unique interests, hobbies, history and personal preferences in order to provide exemplary service. Promptly respond immediately to resident requests.Provides assistance with elimination needs of residents by: providing care for the incontinent resident, including the proper use of incontinent briefs; reinforcing bowel and bladder training; assisting residents with toileting, including the use of urinals, commodes and toilet seat extensions. Maintain compliance with all departmental recordkeeping requirements.Provides safe transfers, positioning and turning of residents using effective body mechanics. Reports any needed repairs of community-owned property to the Director of Wellness, or Communications Department where applicable. Reports any suspicion or evidence of elder abuse, mistreatment or neglect as outlined in Policies and Procedures.Intervenes in situations involving unsafe or inadequate care and reports immediately to the Director of Wellness. Promptly answers emergency call system, telephone and paging systems.Participates in all scheduled team member meetings, and other community-wide team member meetings as requested.Participates in voluntary and mandatory on-going education and in-service training. Uses effective verbal and non-verbal communication to present information in a positive and non-threatening way. Responds effectively to resident behavior. Uses supportive communication in resident interactions including effective communication skills

Keywords: Arrow Senior Living, Strongsville , Medication Partner 7p-7a (Full Time), Other , Strongsville, Ohio

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