Med Tech -- La Conner Retirement Inn
Radiant Senior Living - La Conner, WA

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The primary purpose of your job position is to assist in the administering of medications to residents as ordered by the attending physician, under the direction of the attending physician, the nurse consultant, and the Director of Clinical Services. The administration of medications shall be in accordance with established nursing standards, the policies, procedures, and practices of the community, and the requirements of the state. In addition you will provide direct hands on care in accordance with the resident’s service plan and according to company policies and procedures, and as may be directed by your supervisor. As a Med Tech, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties. Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. You may perform other duties as assigned by your supervisor. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position. The ideal Med Tech candidate must have a high school diploma/GED and one year previous assisted living/nursing experience with direct resident care, is preferred, but not required. In addition, he/she must have received the medication training by an RN and observation/evaluation of ability to perform safe medication and treatment administration needs to be documented. In addition the Med Tech must meet the Washington State Requirements for Training.

The following is a representative list of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position:
- Support, follow and carry out the company vision, mission statement and values
- Uphold confidentiality and resident privacy at all times (adhere to HIPPA of 1996)
- Report abuse/ neglect and grievances by filling out an incident report, altering the immediate supervisor, and/or call Ombudsman
- Record food/water intake and body output as required by service plan
- Read and make entries in notebook/communication log, 24 hour book to track resident status, daily needs, or changes in services from previous shift
- Must be able to observe record and document changes in writing on the Service Plan, 24 Hour Report, ADL flow sheet, Communication book and resident chart
- Assists with the admission of new residents. (i.e. listing personal belongings, introducing to other residents, etc.)
- Assist resident with bowel/bladder needs and provide pericare according to residents’ preferences and with the use of condom catheters and daily catheter care
- Keep residents clean and dry (i.e. change gown, clothing, linen, etc., when it becomes wet or soiled.) Assist resident with getting dressed and undressed
- Assist with resident bathing in a tub/shower or with sponge bath
- Assist with special skin care to prevent decubitis ulcers. Turn resident in bed according to proper procedures to prevent sores
- Assist resident in physical activity; including walking, standing, transfer and passive range of motion exercises
- Provide support to resident by responding to requests for lifting, transferring and escorting. Redirect residents that are wandering
- Assist resident with grooming including shaving, combing hair, and nail care (nondiabetic)
- Provide transport support by using multiple person lifting techniques. Provide transfer suppose using the Hoyer lift. Provide transport support by using the Gait Belt
- Assist resident with the use of elastic stockings, eye glasses, hearing aides, teeth brushing and denture care
- Make an occupied or unoccupied bed. Change bed linens. Keep linens tight to avoid wrinkles from forming under the resident
- Assist resident with gathering, loading, folding and putting away of laundry and with care of personal belongings by placing items in designated areas
- Provide reading support to resident by reading letters, medical bill/information and calendars
- Promote resident independence by encouraging them to remain independent in the areas where they are self sufficient
- Accurately measure and record vital, including: temperature, oxygen saturation, weight, pulse, respiration and blood pressure as required
- Assist resident with changing bandages or dressings as needed
- Collect routine urine, stool and sputum specimens according to proper procedures
- Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information including protected health information. Report known or suspected incidents of unauthorized disclosure of such
information
- Perform all assigned tasks in accordance with our established policies and procedures, and as instructed by your supervisors
- Assist with orientation of new staff as needed or directed
- Accurately and safely prepare, administer, and document the oral and/or topical medications are ordered for resident use by the attending physician
- Verify that any medications brought into the community by a newly admitted resident are examined and identified by the attending physician or the pharmacy
- Follow the labeling policies and practices of the community. Ensure that all medications administered are properly labeled
- Follow community policies and procedures regarding the destruction of medications; assist in carrying out these rules under the direction of the Administrator, Resident Care
Coordinator, RN Consultant and/or Pharmacy, including the documentation requirements
- Assist, as directed, in documenting and removing medications that are discontinued by the attending physician
- Follow community procedures governing drug receipt errors, including notifying the delivery source and the Resident Care Coordinator
- Prepare residents for meals (i.e., take to bathroom, wash hands, comb hair, position tables, place bibs, take to/from dining room, etc.)
- Ensure that documentation of the drug receipt error includes a written error report, signed by an observer/witness and you
- Keep medication cart clean and orderly, remove expired drugs and keep medication cart locked when not in view or unattended
- Follow community procedures in holding medications for residents who are transferred from the community or when the attending physician discontinues medications
- Observe and verify that medication is ingested or applied as directed. Document any instance where prescribed medication is not administered, including reason for refusal
- Ensure that no medication is administered without a written, signed, dated order from an attending licensed physician
- Verify the identity of the resident before administering the medication treatment
- Follow the community’s procedures allowing residents to self-administer his or her medications
- Follows swallow precautions on all residents who are identified as having swallowing problems
- Encourage resident in the nutritional needs by encouraging a balanced diet or adherence to a special diet
- Prepare residents for meals (i.e., take to bathroom, wash hands, comb hair, position tables, place bibs, take to/from dining room, etc.). Serve and clean up after meals. Serve food trays as requested
- Assist with feeding as indicated (i.e., cutting foods, feeding, assist in dining room supervision, etc.)
- Attend and participate in training/in-services/continuing education programs designed to keep you abreast of changes in your profession, as well as maintain the required number of annual CEU’s
- Follow established safety regulations, including, but not limited to, fire protection/ prevention, smoking regulations, infection control, medical devices, etc.
- Practice safety, know emergency procedures, know policy and procedures for dealing with bodily fluids, hazardous waste and infection control
- Perform routine daily housekeeping duties. Keep rooms, bedside tables, closet and drawers orderly

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