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MedTech - Full-Time (12hr Shifts)

Company: Harmony at Hershey
Location: Hershey
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

STATEMENT OF JOB:The Medication Aide (West Virginia: AMAP -- Approved Medication Assistant Personnel) provides quality care and assistance with activities of daily living for residents of the community as well as assists with the administration of prescribed medications within the established scope of practice. The Medication Aide (or AMAP) encourages all residents to function at their highest level of independence and to participate in community activities. Conducts activities and provides for a meaningful experience for all residents. Responsible for ensuring a pleasurable dining experience and for representing the community in a positive manner at all times.Responsibilities include but are not limited to:Assists with the administration of prescribed medications within the established scope of practice.Must maintain a working knowledge of all policies and procedures pertaining to the positionAssists residents with activities of daily livingReports incidents involving residents to include care concerns or issues, to appropriate individuals (ex: HCC, RN/LPN, or ED)Perform housekeeping duties, such as making resident beds, cleaning resident apartments, common areas, dining room, etc. as directed by supervisorRespond promptly to all resident calls for assistance or emergency alertsAssists in planning and conducting activity programs for residentsFollows confidentiality policies regarding release of resident informationAssists residents to and from the dining room, and to and from activitiesChecks on residents, ensures attendance at meals and activitiesChecks on residents who are ill and reports status or concerns to appropriate individualsCommunicate verbally and in writing to report resident status, upcoming community information, resident appointments, admissions, and transfersAssists new residents with move-in transition: provide emotional supportAttendance to all medication trainings scheduledComplete medication cart audits as assigned and maintain the medication cart as directedPass all medication administration observationsCommunicates all medication resident needs to the HCC and documents in the Daily LogRe-orders medications, faxes to pharmacy, communicates with resident family/RP as needed with changes. Reports in Daily LogDocuments all medication administration on the EMAR/MAR. Reports all exceptions to the HCC and documented on EMAR and Daily Log.Completes all other duties as assigned.West Virginia AMAP only: Assists with administration of medications within the established scope of practice. AMAP direct supervisor regarding all medication practices is the RN. All new medications or medication changes must be reviewed with the RN before administration.Requirements for Pennsylvania:Must have a High School Diploma or GEDMedications may be administered by Community home staff persons who have completed the medication administration training as specified in PA 55 - 2600.190Successful completion of a Department-approved medications administration course that includes the passing of the Department's performance-based competency test within the past 2 years may administer oral; topoical; eye, nose, and ear drop prescription medications and epinephrine injections for insect bites or other allergies.Will be permitted to administer insulin injections upon successful completion of a Department-approved medications administration course that includes the passing of a written performance-based compentency test within the past 2 years, as well as successful completion of a Department-approved diabetes patient education program withing the past 12 months.Must have a record of the training including the staff person trained, the date, source, name of trainer and documentation that the course was successfully completed.Must satisfactorily pass 2 medication observations annuallyMust satisfactorily pass all medication cart audits assignedMust be able to effectively communicate verbally and in-writingMust be organized and able to work well with all levels of personnelMust be a contributing member of nursing team and follow instruction of supervisorMust be polite and considerate of residents, visitors, and co-workers at all timesMust be able to walk and stand for extended periods of timeMust be able to lift 50 lbs, and push or carry 25 lbsMust be able to safely lift and transfer residents while maintaining proper body mechanicsMust be in designated uniform during working hours, to include name badge and a smileMust be CPR/First Aid certified, or be willing to become certified within 60 days of hireMust be able to represent the community in a positive and professional mannerMust attend and complete all required in-services and staff meetingsMust be able to remain calm and competent during emergenciesMust be willing to work a flexible schedule that includes weekends and holiday

Keywords: Harmony at Hershey, Reading , MedTech - Full-Time (12hr Shifts), Other , Hershey, Pennsylvania

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