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Certified Medication Aide

Company: The Arbors at Harmony Gardens
Location: Warrensburg
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Are you looking to have fun while making a difference in someone's life?Who We AreAt Americare we make a difference in the everyday lives of others and we are proud of the work we do. We have created communities that embrace our team members like family. We have a culture of recognition, empowerment and a side of fun. Our senior living communities are places where excellence thrives and that we call home. Americare has earned both the 2020 Customer Approved and Employee Approved awards from Lincoln, Nebraska-based healthcare-intelligence firm NRC Health! We provide competitive compensation with annual performance wage rate increases.A few of our benefit highlights:Access to wages dailyVaccines for employeesFree meal per shiftBonus IncentivesTuition assistanceVacation/Paid Time Off/Holiday PayHealth, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life InsurancesFree Professional Employee Coaching401(k) plan with company contributionsAdvancement OpportunitiesInterested in joining the Americare Family?Browse our current job openings in your area.About AmericareFor over 30 years, Americare has extended care to senior generations in America's heartland. We pride ourselves on being resident focuses, encouraging employee to make smart, responsible decisions that are in the best interest of individual residents. Why belong with our Americare team?Every employee company-wide is a valued part of the organization, dedicated to their commitment and passion of creating a person centered home environment for each resident- truly making a difference in the lives they touch. Each individual facility is a vibrant part of the communities they serve. While our resident benefit from industry leading care, our employees are offered competitive compensation, comprehensive benefit packages, flexible scheduling, free meals and a place they can belong. Health PlansWe offer comprehensive and competitive medical and dental benefits. Our medical plans offer preventive care services, covered prescription drug benefits, and large network of doctors and hospitals to help you and your family improve or maintain your health. Well BeingOur culture supports team members wherever they are on their health and well-being journey. We offer tools and resources such as Employee Assistance Program and Employee Relief Fund. Paid Time OffThe flexibility of Paid Time Off(PTO) lets you set your own priorities. Use PTO for any number of your life events. Tuition ReimbursementWe encourage you to continue your professional development. Americare will reimburse you for eligible tuition for approved courses.Certified Medication AidePosition Summary:Our Certified Medication Aide is an employee certified to administer medications, in accordance with state and federal laws, under the supervision of licensed staff to residents within Americare assisted living facilities. Provide residents with direct care to assure quality of life in a home like environment while offering additional support to family and visitors. Maintains professional behavior while functioning as an interdisciplinary team member meeting state and federal guidelines. Essential Functions:Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Preparation and administration and documentation at appropriate times of all medications other than parenteral unless licensed. May be required to provide resident treatments as ordered by resident's physicianAbility to provide direct physical and emotional care to resident including, but not limited to, personal hygiene, transferring, lifting, maintain records, confidentiality and assistance with activities of daily livingRecognize and report in a timely manner any change in resident condition to charge staffAccurately observe record and report resident care, condition or needs as well as concerns, food intake, output as orderedAdminister prescribed medications to residents and maintain related medical records under supervision of licensed nurse. Verified identity of resident receiving medication and records name of drug, dosage and time of administration on specified forms or recordPresents medication and observes ingestion or other application or administers medication using specified procedures. May be required to administer tube feeding. Take vital signs or observes resident to detect response to specified types of mediation and prepares report or notifies supervisor of any unexpected reactions or lack of such. Documents reasons prescribed medications or treatments are not administered. May receive supply of ordered medications and apportion, mix, or assemble drugs for administration to resident. Responsible for counting and documenting narcotics at beginning or end of shiftSupport co-workers by providing assistance as needed or requested in resident careReport in timely manner any accidents or incidents involving residents, staff, visitorsCommunicate through report to staff on preceding and oncoming shiftsAdmit and discharge or transfer residents with proper documentation noted in nurses notes and complete of necessary and required formsMust be able to work independently or with peers to provide care of residents. Must be able to work eight (8) hour shifts unless otherwise designated by supervisor. Must be able to provide first aid as neededMust be able to meet requirements of certified nursing assistant as well as certified medication technician. Review both job descriptionsValid driver's license and ability to meet company requirement related to driving if requiredWork EnvironmentIndoor with adequate lighting and ventilation, carpet, tile, concrete floors. May include outdoor or public activities or attending recreational events with residents. Physical Demands(In an 8 hour day: N=Never 0%, O= Occasional 1-33%, F=Frequent 34-66%, C=constant 67-100%) Part time or full time or PRN. Shifts include day, evening and nights and weekends. Specific schedule needs must be discussed and noted at time of hire. Changes in schedule must be approved by director of nursing or administrator. OSHA Exposure: Category 1, possibility of exposure on daily basis. Required use of personal protective equipment Safety Equipment: Gait belt, lumbar support, two man lift policy and use of mechanical lifts in noted facilities. Position Type/Expected Hours of WorkHours can vary and will be dependent on staff coverage on any given day. TravelSome travel may be requested from time to time by your superiors. Qualifications/ Education/Experience/Skills:Education:High school graduate or minimum age of 18 year of ageLicenses/Certifications: Completion Certified Medication Technician or Med Level One course and obtain certification in current stateTraining at the community to obtain Med Level One course certificationAAP/EEO StatementAmericare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Americare does not discriminate in employment opportunities, decisions or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetics, national origin, age, mental or physical handicap or disability, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by law (may also be called "protected class"). In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Americare will be based upon merit, qualifications and abilities. Americare will also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to Americare. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, training, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Americare Senior Living is an EOE-(Equal Opportunity Employer) and drug-free workplace.

Keywords: The Arbors at Harmony Gardens, Independence , Certified Medication Aide, Other , Warrensburg, Missouri

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