Certified Medication Technician - ALZ

Certified Medication Technician - ALZ

Five Star Quality Care, Inc. | Annapolis, MD, 21401, US

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Description

Key Responsibilities

At this time, we are seeking a Certified Medication Aide to join our team!

Responsibilities

* It is the job of the Medication Aide to administer oral and external medications to residents under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical/vocational nurse.
* Follows current standards of hygiene, safety and infection control when handling, storing and disposing of medications.
* Administers medications within 60 minutes of scheduled time.
* Takes and records vital signs upon administration of medications when required.
* Recognizes the resident's right to refuse medication.
* Notifies the appropriate RN/LPN when making the decision not to administer medication or treatment.
* Clarifies any order or treatment regimen believed to be inaccurate, ineffective or contraindicated by consulting with the appropriate licensed nurse (RN/LPN).
* Monitors residents who self-administer medications and report deviation from the plan of care to the licensed or registered nurse.
* Secures medication cart.
* Removes discontinued, outdated or deteriorated drugs from inventory.
* Recognizes and reports unsafe conditions for medication provision.
* Accurately documents medication provision.
* Recognizes and reports general reactions to medications.
* Recognizes the limitations of the Medication Aide role.

Qualifications

* High school diploma or equivalent.
* Graduate of a state approved nursing assistant training program and passed a state approved competency examination.
* Successful completion of a state approved Medication Aide course and is approved to administer oral and external medication.
* Ability to perform medication administration in accordance with state regulations.
* Strong communication skills.

Location Information

Somerford House & Place Hagerstown is a beautiful community in Hagerstown, MD, with more than 80 units offering assisted living and Alzheimer's care.