Med. Room Asst.

Med. Room Asst.

Wexford Health Sources Inc | Hillsboro, IL, 62049, US
Salary Range:$27,000 – $37,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 14 days ago

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POSITION: Med. Room Asst.

SCHEDULE: Full-Time 8a-4p, weekends off

FACILITY: Graham Correctional Center

LOCATION: Hillsboro, IL

Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is a member of the Wexford family: a group of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies. At Wexford Health Sources, Inc., our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.


Wexford Health offers a competitive benefits package including:

* Performance check-ins with annual merit increase (if applicable)
* Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave
* Paid holidays
* Comprehensive health insurance through BlueCross BlueShield
* Dental and Vision insurance
* 401(k) retirement saving plan
* Company-paid short-term disability
* Healthcare and dependent care spending account
* Continuing education options


Under the direct supervision of the designated Wexford Health manager and clinical supervision from the Director of Nursing, Medical Director and/or IDOC personnel as appropriate, the Medication Room Assistant (MRA) is responsible for organizing the medication storage and distribution areas and assists in the procurement of ordered medications from an off-site pharmacy as well as assisting in the return of unused medications.


* Assists with the organization and maintenance of medication room records.
* Assists with the maintenance of medication room inventory and audit procedures.
* Maintains the security of all medications and supplies under their control or supervision.
* Processes supply requests in a prompt, cooperative and efficient manner.
* Confirms ordered medications are received.
* Logs outgoing medications.
* Assists with the delivery of medications as determined by site administration.
* Fax/scan patient prescriptions to the offsite pharmacy in a timely manner per Unit policy/process.
* Communicates with offsite Pharmacy staff as needed to confirm prescriptions/orders are received by them and legible to ensure timely delivery of all ordered medications.
* Refers medication orders/prescriptions needing clarification to a nurse, physician or P.A.
* Performs medication expiration checks of all medications in the Unit as per policy/procedure.
* Reports delays, discrepancies or any and all concerns immediately to the appropriate supervisor.
* Maintains an orderly, clean and organized medication area at all times.
* Maintains confidentiality of all patient records.
* Complies with applicable Administrative/Institutional Directives related to Medication storage.
* Attends Unit Meetings as directed.
* Gathers and collates medication room data for submission at CQI meetings.
* Participates in appropriate Quality Assurance studies and meetings as requested or directed.
* Approaches change in a positive manner.
* Makes suggestions for improving work conditions to the appropriate Supervisor.
* Accepts constructive criticism in stressful situations.

Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction, perform other duties as required or assigned.


* Standard medical setting within a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with offenders/patients, correctional staff, and health care personnel.
* Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.
* Possible exposure to toxic substances, ionizing radiation, and medicinal preparations.
* Possible exposure to communicable diseases and body fluids.

TRAVEL: Minimal travel required.

LICENSING: None required.

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification.

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent.


* One (1) year correctional health care or hospital pharmacy experience preferred.
* History of being well organized, communicating effectively and detail-oriented.