Provide residents with assistance in accordance with Healthcare provider's orders regarding administration or assistance with medications and treatments, as per state regulations. Provides direct care to residents following the individualized care plan.
The Medication Aide dispenses medications under the direction of the Resident Care Director and helps residents with activities of daily living, such as hygiene, toileting, feeding, moving safely to activities or functions, and caring for the resident's environment, including laundry and housekeeping. He or she must be sensitive to the needs and desires of each resident and make an attempt to improve and enrich their lives.
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.
Assist in maintaining the physical, social, and psychological environment that is conducive to the best interest and welfare of the resident
Obtains and records resident's vital signs and weight.
Administers and documents medications given by following specifically written physicians orders, including oral, topical medications, as well as eye and ear drops under supervision via hand-over-hand technique.
Communicates when reorders, prescriptions, medications are running low and coordinates with the LVN and pharmacy providers to ensure residents have ordered medications.
Observes, records, and reports observations such as unexpected and adverse effects from medications.
Maintains the cleanliness and organization of the medicine supply room.
Receive and maintain report on all residents.
Assists with completion of medication cart audit per policy and direction of supervisor.
Assists residents with activities of daily living.
Answer resident calls for assistance.
Assists residents to and from the dining room and activities.
Assists and monitors residents during dining.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned.
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 and Experience:
High school Diploma or GED
Certified as a Nursing assistant preferred.
Certified Medication aide preferred
Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in assisted living community preferred.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.
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