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Medication Technician - Day Shift

Company: Prestige Care, Inc
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION DETAILS: Status: Full-Time/Part-Time/On-Call Shift: Day/Evening/NOC Schedule: Various Working Hours Start: Various Working Hours End: Various POSITION SUMMARY The Medication Technician provides medication services and direct resident care, assist in maintaining a positive physical and psychosocial environment for residents. The Medication Technician assists residents with activities of daily living, housekeeping, laundry, and other daily chores. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the daily operation of the medication room and medication services as directed by the Health Services Director (HSD) and in accordance with physician orders, state regulations and the nurse practice act.
  • Processes physician medication and treatment orders in accordance with state regulations and the nurse practice act.
  • Administers and assists with the self-administration of routine and non-routine medications in accordance with physician orders, state regulations, and the nurse practice act.
  • Completes simple treatments and monitors residents as directed by the HSD in accordance with physician orders, state regulations and the nurse practice act.
  • Maintains accurate records of medication and treatment services provided or omitted, including controlled substances, in each resident's clinical record.
  • Coordination with pharmacies for medication orders and refills.
  • Reports all medication errors per policy.
  • Reports and records changes in resident condition, incidents and accidents to HSD, physician and family member as indicated under the direction of the HSD. Completes all incident forms.
  • Routinely communicates with physicians, pharmacies, outside services, residents and families regarding medication and care services.
  • 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 HSD, Expressions Director, or Executive Director.
  • Assists with or provides care services as directed by the resident's cooperative service plan.
  • 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.
  • Serves meals in the dining room, assisting residents at mealtime, provides resident tray delivery, and assists with dining room and kitchen clean up and maintenance.
  • Assists in lifting, moving and transporting residents using proper body mechanics or assistive devices as directed by the resident's cooperative service plan.
  • Assists with tours, move-ins, move-outs, and transfers and coordinates personal care services with coworkers assisting with lifting and responds to assistance pages promptly.
  • Performs First Aid and initiates emergency response procedures per policy and state regulations.
  • Properly stores medications and equipment and keeps the medication room clean and orderly.
  • Removes outdated or discontinued medications to return to the pharmacy or disposal per policy.
  • Attends and participates in training, in-services, and staff meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. COMPANY WIDE RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Demonstrates Core Values of Respect, Integrity, Commitment, and Trust.
  • Supports a dignified and caring atmosphere with residents, residents' families, visitors, and staff.
  • Protects privacy and confidentiality of information pertaining to residents, team members, the department/center/community, and company information and records.
  • Maintains a safe and secure working environment and practices safe working habits. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE One or more years of personal care experience with older adults preferred or as required by state regulations. Must hold state required medication pass certification or other required certification, complete state required delegation and/or training requirements, and successfully complete the medication pass competency. Must have word processing skills. Must have current CPR certification, First Aid training, and Food Handlers permit as required by state regulations. Must complete all state required trainings as necessary. EDUCATION High school diploma or GED or equivalent knowledge and skills obtained through a combination of education, training, and experience. EOE/M/F/VETS/DISABLED - At Prestige, it is our promise to personally touch lives every day. It is a philosophy of caring based on our core values of integrity, trust, commitment, and respect, that are at the center of all that we do. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce that represents all of us, coming from different experiences, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints. Inclusion is the way we treat one another and how we celebrate what makes us different. In adherence with state mandates, Prestige Care team members are required to receive their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by November 30, 2021 as a condition of employment, unless a team member qualifies for a religious or medical exemption. Information About Prestige Assisted Living at Lancaster Located at 43454 30th Street West in Lancaster, CA, Prestige Assisted Living at Lancaster has 44 apartments of assisted living, as well as 16 units of memory care. If you are looking for the highest quality of healthcare communities or care centers, you won't find anyone better. PAL at Lancaster has enjoyed a string of unbelievably high performance. They have enjoyed numerous "Bronze" and "Silver" awards through the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living showing our strong commitment to care excellence, and high performance. Additionally, they have enjoyed deficiency free surveys for the past two years. Our community offers the only memory care in the Antelope Valley and features a strong family culture that is fun, energetic, and really a village that works together to provide state, regional, and national quality care. Our leadership at the community likes to lead by example, helping others whenever and wherever that helps is needed. We love to empower our team members to fly! If working in a home-like setting, with a strong team atmosphere, and with a national award-winning employer that has a great promote-from-within culture, then Prestige Assisted Living at Lancaster is the place for you. Who Is Prestige Care/Prestige Senior Living? Prestige Care is a family of over 75 skilled nursing + post-acute care centers, as well as assisted living and memory care communities in 8 Western states. We are an organization of over 5,000 team members who serve thousands of residents, where we have the privilege of personally touching their lives every day. We have four core values of integrity, trust, commitment, and respect that guide everything that we do. With a strong commitment to career development and advancement, Prestige Care is a employer that can help you achieve your career goals and objectives. With a healthcare career at Prestige Care, you will enjoy a collaborative, team-oriented environment where your work truly matters at the end of every day.

Keywords: Prestige Care, Inc, Lancaster , Medication Technician - Day Shift, Professions , Lancaster, California

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