Medication Technician
Benchmark Senior Living - Warwick, RI

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Medication Technicians administer approved medications with knowledge of their effects and side effects, and charting this administration. The Med-Tech may also serve as the Lead RCA and fulfill that role’s duties and responsibilities accordingly. Must have valid Rhode Island Medication Technician Certification and Certified Nursing Aid Certification.

  • Recognizes and can assist in the prevention of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation

  • Communicates questions, concerns, and/or discrepancies related to medication administration to RCD
  • Communicates any significant change of mental or physical status of resident to RCD
  • Documents supervision of self administration in MAR
  • Documents/ notifies RCD of administration of prn meds
  • Responsible for documentation on prn meds and affect

  • Understands the ethical and legal responsibilities inherent in the administration of medications
  • Has knowledge and understanding o medication, abbreviations, common side effects, adverse reactions, expected action, look alike medications, drug interactions, importance of prompt reporting of unwanted effects, proper storage, and use of reference
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of apothecary and metric measurement and simple conversion.
  • Checks all med books and ensures that meds have been given, treatments completed, and all initials are complete as state regulations permit
  • Checks ADL books for signatures and completion of care
  • Reviews and completes all incident reports and illness reports
  • Acts as lead in an emergency (e.g., elopement, fire, disaster, etc.)

Organization / Prioritization
  • Follows daily work schedules as directed and identifies and acts on non-scheduled tasks
  • Shows a consistent ability to coordinate multiple tasks
  • Maintains a positive attitude when working under pressure

Problem Solving / Decision Making
  • Responds to emergencies and personal emergency response system and knows when to call for backup
  • Effectively handles difficult resident behaviors
  • Reacts calmly and effectively in emergency situations

Public Relations / Marketing
  • Represents the community with a positive attitude and pride when interacting with potential residents and families
  • Develops and practices the “30-second commercial" and uses it to greet visitors

Resident Care
  • Able to properly and safely set up and administer non-injectable medications with the exception of all Schedule II Drugs
  • Able to properly chart medications administered and immediately report to the nurse those medications not administered for any reason
  • Answers emergency calls and attends to residents’ needs promptly
  • Responsible for maintaining adequate supply of meds (ordering and reordering)
  • Responsible for administering non-controlled substances
  • Responsible for documentation of med administration in MAR
  • Responsible for administering non injectable medication
  • May supervise resident who is self administering injectable medications

Vision / Innovation
  • Assesses risk in a proactive manner

  • Assists the Community Sales Team, lead by the Executive Director, with sales and marketing programs and initiatives
  • Represents the community with a positive attitude and pride when interacting with potential residents and families

Job Requirements
  • Must have valid Rhode Island Medication Technician Certification and Certified Nursing Aid Certification
  • Successfully complete medication technician competency review (as supervised by RN / RCD) quarterly

  • The Medication Technician must complete a state approved training course in drug administration and receive a certificate of satisfactory successful completion.
  • Med-Techs will be evaluated on their competency by the RCD each quarter
  • Must have current certification as a nursing assistant or have successfully completed the certified home health aide or homemaker/personal care homemaker training program.
  • High School education preferred

  • Physically able to move at least 50 lbs. without assistance.
  • Physical stamina and ability to assist residents or lift residents where needed and in emergencies.
  • Physically able to bend, reach and work in small areas.
  • Physically able to push and pull, equipment and furnishings.

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