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Medication Associate

Company: LifeWell Senior Living
Location: El Paso
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

The Medication Associate prepares, administers, and documents medications as prescribed by the provider.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

The Medication Associate must exhibit the following competencies:

* Leadership: Inspire the trust of others; balance team and individual responsibilities; give and welcome feedback; exhibit objectivity and openness to others' views, contribute to holding each other accountable and building a positive team spirit; put the success of team above own interests.
* Integrity and Ethics: Treat people with respect and individuality regardless of their status or the situation; do what you say; be fair and equitable in all interactions; be a good steward of company resources; actively contribute toward employees' success and the Community's goals; uphold organizational values.
* Dependability: Maintain work behavior that invites trust and reliance; role model positive attendance and punctuality standards; ensure work responsibilities are completed correctly and are covered when absent; arrive at meetings and appointments prepared and on time.
* Professionalism: Uphold high works standards that reflect the company's purpose and goals; accept responsibility for own actions; react to challenges positively and calmly; provide leadership in maintaining highest technical and customer service standards for the benefit of the residents served.
* Innovation: Meet challenges with creativity and resourcefulness; remain open to change, others ideas, and trying new things; generate suggestions for improving work processes, services and products.
* Oral Communication: Speak persuasively, with intention and thought, in both positive and negative situations; fully listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings without dominating others.
* Written Communication: Write clearly and informatively; present numerical data effectively; read and interpret written information; ensure adequate, effective communication with all team members to maintain company values, goals, and culture.
* Quality: Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; look for ways to improve and promote quality; monitor and self-correct own work processes and outcomes; apply feedback from others to improve performance.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership

* Demonstrates support of the corporate mission (by actions and attitude), policies and procedures and assures consistent compliance.
* Establishes departmental goals consistent with corporate goals and objectives.
* Organizes and facilitates regular staff meetings with the goal of positive, motivating team building, as well as staff problem solving and support.
* Facilitates appropriate upward and downward communication.
* Communicates identified needs and potential solutions to appropriate manager.
* Communicates positively with residents, families, and community professionals.
* Acts as shift supervisor as assigned.

h3. Medication Assistance
* Accurately prepare, assist/administer and document medications as prescribed. Immediately report any errors to supervisor.
* Accurately take and record vital signs
* Accurately count and sign medication administration record for controlled drugs

Resident Care

* Performing personal care needs outlined in service plan and attending to the resident's and family requests promptly as needed
* Providing proper care and observation of resident's skin to prevent breakdown and reporting when skin breakdown occurs immediately to the shift supervisor or the Health and Wellness Director.
* Reporting on resident's condition and significant changes to the supervisor.
* Transferring resident as needed to meals and activities as well as assisting with dining room duties as directed.
* Respectful of resident and family/caregiver environment and resident's personal needs.

h3. Communication
* Maintains regular communication with the Health and Wellness Director
* Associate to review residents and help with managing needs (this may include unusual or potentially problematic resident/family issues) and reports changes in the resident's condition promptly.
* Promotes resident independence, respects privacy, and maintains residents' rights to decide about care and reports findings to supervisor.
* Works in cooperation with the family and outside providers to meet the physical/emotional needs of the resident.

h3. Other Activities:
* Completes documentation to ensure compliance with regulatory standards of timeliness, accuracy, and completeness via electronic record.
* Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted resident assignments.
* Participates in all mandatory staff in-services, meeting, and/or education.
* Demonstrates familiarity and abides with the policies of the Community and rules/regulations of state and federal licensing agencies.

QUALIFICATIONS

* High School Diploma or GED required.
* Hold a current medication aide permit from the Texas Department of Health as a Certified Medication Aide preferred but not required.
* Previous experience as a RN delegated Medication Associate preferred but not required.
* Must be computer proficient in typing and various programs, including background in EMR.
* Ability to work with others as an effective team builder and team player.
* Ability to take initiative, set priorities, multitask, and organize work.
* Excellent communication skills, including public speaking, both verbal and written.
* Subject to criminal background check and drug screening.
* Holds current CPR certification

Keywords: LifeWell Senior Living, El Paso , Medication Associate, Other , El Paso, Texas

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