Travel Medication Partner (MA-C required)- $24/per hour 6A-6P/7A-7P (Full Time)

Wellness Stow, Ohio Hudson, Ohio Kent, Ohio Copley, Ohio


Description

Job Title:

Travel Medication Tech

Department/ Group:

Wellness

Company Philosophy

Arrow Senior Living Management wants every person who chooses to join our team to understand that they play a very important part in a much larger story of residents’ lives. It is our hope that Arrow team members create joy-filled memories with this respected generation. And because there is no greater gift that someone can give than their time, we thank you for your generosity.

Key Accountability:

To ensure the proper administration of medication and to provide exceptional and dignified care with first class customer service.

  • Ensure proper administration of medication.
  • Travel to and assist communities within designated territory to ensure Medication Tech shifts are adequately covered.
  • Lead team by example when assisting residents with medication administration, personal care, completing paperwork, and completing proper training.
  • Provide exceptional quality of care for all residents and demonstrate Arrow’s core values through actions, language, and deed.

 

Duties

  • Present a professional demeanor that communicates a corporate philosophy of service, goodwill, and genuine interest in each residents needs.
  • Work under the direction of the Wellness Director or Nurse Manager to maintain an efficient and regulatory compliant medication program, as well as accurate and current records related to medications.
  • Travel to communities within assigned territory to cover assigned shifts and open shifts as needed.
  • Attend all mandatory training and competencies at home base community.
  • Maintain neat and orderly medication rooms.
  • Audit resident medication records.
  • Maintain compliance with all departmental recordkeeping requirements.
  • Ensure physician orders are maintained for all medications and check for clarification and accuracy.
  • Check regularly for expired medications.
  • Dispose of medications when necessary as allowed by regulation and community policy.
  • Assist residents with self-administration of medications and ensure medications are being accurately self-administered.
  • Assist with medication orders as needed and per community policy and regulation.
  • Check medications against medical books and identify resident prior to administration.
  • Administer medication per physician orders.
  • Ensure resident medical needs are met.
  • Monitor resident for vital signs, observe for any changes, report to Wellness Director and/or physician, document findings in medical records, and carry out orders as written within scope of certification.
  • Promptly respond to emergency call system, telephone and paging systems and provide assistance with resident need or request.
  • Assist residents with activities of daily living (ADL) as listed on the Individual Service Plan.             
  • Provides safe transfers, positioning and turning of residents using effective body mechanics.
  • Provide 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.             
  • Familiarize yourself with residents of the Community, including detailed understanding of each resident’s unique interests, hobbies, history and personal preferences in order to provide exemplary service.
  • Maintain compliance with all departmental recordkeeping requirements.
  • Report any needed repairs of community-owned property to the Wellness Director, or Communications Department where applicable.
  • Report any suspicion or evidence of elder abuse, mistreatment or neglect as outlined in Policies and Procedures.
  • Intervene in situations involving unsafe or inadequate care and report immediately to the Wellness Director.
  • Participate in all scheduled team member meetings, and other community-wide team member meetings as requested.
  • Use effective verbal and non-verbal communication to present information in a positive and non-threatening way.
  • Respond effectively to resident behavior. Use supportive communication in resident interactions including effective communication skills with residents who have sensory deficits.
  • Observe and report resident physical and emotional condition changes, using appropriate terminology and abbreviations.
  • Apply non-sterile bandages/dressings and anti-embolism stockings (TED hose).
  • Demonstrate good practice of infection control principles by understanding the infectious process and modes of disease transmission, and by using appropriate hand-washing techniques.
  • Care for cognitively impaired residents by: using techniques for addressing the unique needs and behaviors of individuals with dementia; communicate effectively; communicate understanding and respond appropriately to behavior; use interventions to reduce the effects of cognitive impairments.             
  • Demonstrate an understanding and support of Resident Rights by: providing for resident privacy; maintaining resident confidentiality; promoting the residents right to make personal choices to accommodate their needs; reinforcing behavior consistent with resident dignity; assisting resident to participate in activities.
  • Maintain safe environment by: keeping community safe, clean and comfortable; recognizing environmental safety hazards and understanding methods to prevent on-the-job accidents and injuries; using safe practices when O2 is in use; identifying and following community’s disaster plans; able to describe and follow the community’s fire procedure, including operation of fire extinguishers and ways to prevent fires; planning for safe use and maintenance of equipment; practicing good infection control procedures.
  • Provide basic emergency care as determined by the emergency needs of the residents by providing basic first aid.
  • Support the mental health and social service needs of residents by: observing and reporting mental status and behavior changes; modifying own behavior in response to resident behavior; facilitating resident’s expression of needs and providing supportive communication; assisting and instructing residents to be independent in ADL; assisting residents in choosing appropriate social programs and events and helping residents who need or want physical assistance to attend events; in some cases, as directed, attending events outside of the community with residents requiring extra help; using resident’s family as a source of resident support.
  • Perform and complete assignments with established procedures and guidelines.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.

Requirements 

  • Candidate must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Is appropriately certified per state guidelines and certification is active and in good standing.
  • Must be able to travel to multiple Arrow communities within assigned territory.
  • Must be available to work a minimum of every other weekend.
  • Shall have a high school diploma, or equivalent.
  • Able to read, write, understand and communicate in English.
  • Positive and energetic attitude.
  • Possesses clear verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possesses sufficient computer skills to be able to print documents and enter information into resident records.
  • Professional in appearance and conduct.
  • Mature interpersonal skills to work effectively with co-workers.
  • Must be criminally cleared
  • Be in good health and physically and mentally capable of performing assigned tasks. Good physical health shall be verified by a health screening performed by a physician not more than six (6) months prior to or seven (7) days following employment. Must test free from pulmonary tuberculosis at time of health screening and annually thereafter.
  • Must have dependable transportation be able to work varying hours as needed.

 

Arrow Senior Living Management, LLC4/12/2021