Provide residents with assistance in accordance with Healthcare provider's orders regarding administration or assistance with medications and treatments, as per state regulations. Provides direct care to residents following the individualized care plan.
The Medication Aide dispenses medications under the direction of the Resident Care Director and helps residents with activities of daily living, such as hygiene, toileting, feeding, moving safely to activities or functions, and caring for the resident's environment, including laundry and housekeeping. He or she must be sensitive to the needs and desires of each resident and make an attempt to improve and enrich their lives.
The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Assist in maintaining the physical, social, and psychological environment that is conducive to the best interest and welfare of the resident
Obtains and records resident's vital signs and weight.
Administers and documents medications given by following specifically written physicians orders, including oral, topical medications, as well as eye and ear drops under supervision via hand-over-hand technique.
Communicates when reorders, prescriptions, medications are running low and coordinates with the LVN and pharmacy providers to ensure residents have ordered medications.
Observes, records, and reports observations such as unexpected and adverse effects from medications.
Maintains the cleanliness and organization of the medicine supply room.
Receive and maintain report on all residents.
Assists with completion of medication cart audit per policy and direction of supervisor.
Assists residents with activities of daily living.
Answer resident calls for assistance.
Assists residents to and from the dining room and activities.
Assists and monitors residents during dining.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Educational and Experience:
High school Diploma or GED
Certified as a Nursing assistant preferred.
Certified Medication aide preferred
Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in assisted living community preferred.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and performance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, theref...ore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.