Qualified Medication Aide

Location
Austin, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 24, 2017
Closes
Sep 23, 2017
Specialty
Support Staffing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
HCR Manor Care provides a range of services, including skilled nursing care, assisted living, post-acute medical and rehabilitation care, hospice care, home health care and rehabilitation therapy. Administers, prescribes medications to residents and maintains related medical records under supervision of Nurse Supervisor. In return for your expertise, you ll enjoy excellent training, industry-leading benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Be a part of the team leading the nation in healthcare.
4282 - Heartland Health Care Center - Austin, Texas
Previous experience in long-term care preferred. Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing 25 pounds. Job Specific Details: Administers prescribed medications and treatments as defined by state regulations 1to residents and maintains related
medical records under supervision of Nurse Supervisor. Must be a Certified Medication Aide in the state of Texas.
Essential Job Functions
Every effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies
that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not
exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is a logical assignment to the position.
Residents Rights
? Ensures that all care is provided in privacy
? Ensures all protected health information is kept confidential
? Reports all complaints made by residents to supervisor
? Reports all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property
Safety and Sanitation
? Follows established safety policies and procedures
? Observes safety needs of residents as indicated in care plan
? Wears and/or uses safety equipment and supplies when indicated and properly trained to use
? Demonstrates job-specific knowledge of fire and disaster preparedness during drills or actual situations
Position Responsibilities
? Administers prescribed medications and treatments as defined by state regulations in accordance with approved
techniques and notes time and amount on resident?s chart.
? Verifies identity of resident receiving medication and records name of drug, dosage, and time of administration on
specified forms and records.
? Presents medication to residents and observes ingestion or other application, or administers medication, using
specified procedures.
? Observes resident, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies Nurse Supervisor or Physician of
resident?s condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.
? Documents reasons prescribed drugs are not administered and reports to nursing supervisor
? Records and restocks medication inventories.
? Prepares equipment and aids physicians during treatments and examination of residents.
? Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and determines
progress of residents.
? Checks residents in section regularly; Answers call light promptly; Follows through with resident problems or
needs by delivering care or reporting to supervisor depending upon level of ability and nature of resident need.
? Performs any miscellaneous work assignments as may be required.
Education
? Certified as required by state law.
Experience
? Previous experience in long-term care preferred.
Physical Demands
? Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing 25 pounds; Reaching, handling,
feeling, seeing.
Travel
? N/A
Working Conditions
? Inside with well-lighted, well-ventilated areas with some exposure to disagreeable conditions.
Principal Contacts
? Residents and nursing staff.
General Requirements
Must be able to execute the terms and conditions set forth in the HCR ManorCare Employee Handbook, including, but not
limited to:
a. Works in a safety-conscious manner, which ensures that safe work practices are used in order not to pose a risk
to self or others in the workplace. Reports any safety violations or hazards to supervisor
b. Complies with company policies and procedures and local, state, and federal regulations
c. Adheres to policy on Drug-Free Workplace
d. Interacts in a tactful, diplomatic, and humanistic manner with residents, families, visitors, and co-workers to
provide a safe, efficient, and therapeutically effective caring environment which ensures the self-respect, personal
dignity, rights and physical safety of each resident and facility guest
e. Maintains a dependable attendance record and adheres to standards of cleanliness, grooming, hygiene, and
dress code.
f. Takes positive action to ensure equal opportunity in the conduct of all business activities without regard to race,
color, religion, sex/gender, age, national origin, disability, citizenship, veteran status or any other legally protected
category.
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