Medication Assistance Care St

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The Medication Assistant Care Staff is to provide resident care services including assistance with self-administration of medication, to the residents in the Assisted Living area under the supervision of the Resident Services Director (RSD) according to scheduled duties and assist in maintaining a positive physical and social environment.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Able to approach all encounters with residents, employees and visitors in a friendly, service-oriented manner.
  • Assist residents with medications as allowed under State guidelines.
  • Keep meticulously correct records of care including Medication Observation Record.
  • Assist residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, changing of bed linens, positioning, transfer, mobility, and incontinence care.
  • Be familiar with resident service plan and document all services provided according to Allegro policies and state and federal statutory guidelines.
  • Report all observations to the RSD and/or Assistant Resident Services Director (ARSD).
  • Immediately report any changes in the resident’s condition to the RSD or ARSD.
  • Establish good working relationship with residents through ongoing use of Allegro Policies.
  • Work closely with and maintain daily communications with the Resident Services staff to ensure continuity of care and services is maintained for the residents.
  • Meet customer service standards in a friendly, helpful, courteous manner with resident satisfaction a priority.
  • Collect laundry, and distribute linens and personal laundry and make beds and straighten up apartments in accordance with community procedures.
  • Encourage and remind residents to attend and participate in daily activities.
  • Participate in resident activities and lead resident activities as needed.
  • Assist in properly maintaining and safeguarding all equipment in the Assisted Living area and ensure that work areas are clean and safe.
  • Understand and follow health, safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Assist residents with their supportive devices.
  • Answer telephone appropriately following Allegro policy.
  • Attend and participate in all meetings and training as directed by Company policy and the RSD.
  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing the proper uniform and name tag when on duty.
  • Be constantly watchful of signs that residents are not able to function independently or a change in resident’s behavior. Report all signs to the RSD following the Company policies and procedures.
  • Report any and all deferred maintenance, vandalism or hazardous situations to the RSD as discovered and take appropriate action as necessary.
  • Ensure understanding of and compliance with all regulations regarding residents’ rights.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent resident, staff, or Community information deemed as such.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Able to work full-time or part-time on a regular schedule including overtime or on call as needed. Some weekend, evening and holiday work may be required.

Special Requirements/Certifications:
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience with senior adults.
  • Certification in CPR and first aid preferred or as required by the State.
  • May be a Licensed or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Nursing Assistant (NA), depending on the state requirements; if licensed or certified, must be in good standing with the state licensing or certifying agency.
  • Must possess current Medication Training certification.
  • Basic keyboarding and familiarity with personal computers and programs preferred.
  • Must have adaptability/flexibility, especially as it relates to resident services; good decision-making/judgment abilities, attention to detail and ability to prioritize. Must have initiative and be a self-starter.
  • Teamwork and good listening skills essential.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with residents, families, staff, community and state officials and the general public.
  • Must have a positive Criminal Background Screening.
  • Must pass a physical having no signs or symptoms of a communicable disease including tuberculosis where required. Freedom from tuberculosis must be documented on an annual basis where required.
  • The Community is a drug free workplace; employees are subject to adherence to the Company Drug Free Workplace policy.
Physical/Sensory Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation):

  • Able to lift and carry loads up to 30 pounds;
  • Able to walk, reach , sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and stand for long periods of time;
  • Able to grasp, with fine hand coordination;
  • Able to push and pull;
  • Able to distinguish smells, tastes and temperatures;
  • Able to read and write;
  • Able to communicate with residents and personnel;
  • Able to remain calm under stressful conditions;
  • Able to hear and respond to emergency and call system of residents.

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