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Medication Technician

American House Senior Living Communities

This is a Contract position in San Antonio, TX posted February 2, 2023.

: Medication Technicians Needed Position SummaryUnder the general direction of the Wellness Director, primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, administer medications to the residents in a safe, accurate, and timely manner.

Duties/Responsibilities:Prepares and administers medications to residents following established procedures.Verifies identity of resident receiving medication and records name of drug, dosage, and time of administration on specified forms or records.Checks MARs immediately after administration and prior to end of shift to ensure documentation is complete and accurate.Notifies supervisor when making the decision not to administer.Takes and records vital signs upon administration of medications when requiredConducts change of shift report with oncoming/outgoing shift personnelMaintains security of medication cart and narcotic keys during entire shift.

Conduct narcotic count at the beginning and end of every shift in accordance with company policy and procedureObserves and reports changes in residents’ physical condition and cognitive/emotional status to Wellness Director or charge nurse, as neededConducts room checks and resident roundsCare for sensory enhancement devices such as eyeglasses and hearing aidsMonitors for environmental safety hazardsCollaborates with Resident Assistants and other departments to assure necessary care and services are providedProvides all necessary care and services to assigned residents and assists other caregivers as neededReports any suspected or witnessed instances of verbal, mental, or physical abuse to licensed staff immediatelyUtilizes safe transfer techniques when assisting residents with mobilityAttends and participates in staff meetings and mandatory in-servicesCommunicates with physicians and third-party specialists, such as homecare providers, labs and hospice professionalsResponds to emergencies in a prompt and calm manner and immediately reports such emergencies to the Executive Director and Wellness DirectorOther Responsibilities:Maintains professional demeanor at all times when interacting with residents and familiesParticipates in and supports the resident-centered activities programUses tactful, diplomatic communication techniques in potentially sensitive or emotionally charged situationsFollows-up with appropriate staff, residents, or other individuals regarding reported complaints, problems and concernsActs as ambassador and public relations representative to guests and other off-campus visitors.Demonstrates an appreciation of the heritage, values, and wisdom of the residents and an understanding of the aging processParticipates in projects or committees as assignedAssists residents with personal correspondence/telephone usage when requestedCompletes housekeeping tasks such as bed-making, linen changes, vacuuming, emptying trash, and cleaning bathroomAssists in a variety of tasks related to dining (escort residents to dining room, assist with set up and clean tables, serve meals, bus tables, etc.)Washing residents’ laundry as neededPerforms related duties as assignedQualifications and Required Experience for Medication Technician: Minimum high school diploma or equivalent, or experience as required by state regulationsSuccessful completion of a state approved course and is approved to administer oral and external medicationsCertified Med Aide in practicing state (Ohio, Florida, Illinois)Preferred Skill/Abilities: Previous experience as a Certified Med Aide or Medication Technician Experience working with seniors with cognitive disordersEducation and Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent educational experienceMinimum 18 years of ageMust pass a pre-employment background check, drug screen, TB test and physicalPhysical and Mental Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Ability to regularly stand, talk, bend, stretch, pull or push and lift itemsAbility to help others with daily activities including but not limited to; bathing, dressing/undressing, dining, exercising, etc.

Ability to frequently communicate with residents, families, co-workers, etc.

Must be able to exchange accurate information in given situations.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Company Overview: Founded in 1979, American House Senior Living Communities’ vision is to provide high-quality housing for senior at a price affordable for retirees and their families.

That vision of excellence has endured for nearly 40 years and expanded to serve residents at a number of senior housing communities.

Our mission is to enrich the lives of those we serve, providing an environment that fosters meaningful relationships.

Our vision is to be an innovative senior housing company that created sustainable excellence and stakeholder value, with an unparalleled commitment to passionate care provided by compassionate people.

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