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Certified Medication Tech

Company: Americare Senior Living
Location: Saint Clair
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Located in St. Clair, Missouri

Americare has earned both the 2020 Customer Approved and Employee Approved awards from Lincoln, Nebraska-based healthcare-intelligence firm NRC Health!

Americare Offers:

  • Access to Wages on Demand - Get Paid Before Payday!
  • Free Meals During Shifts
  • Holiday Pay
  • Paid Time Off

$1,000 SIGN ON BONUS!!

Position Summary: *This position is for Skilled Missouri Communities

The Certified Medication Tech is certified to administer medications, in accordance with state and federal laws, under the supervision of licensed staff to residents within Americare skilled communities. Provide residents with direct care to assure quality of life while offering additional support to family and visitors. Maintains professional behavior while functioning as an interdisciplinary team member meeting state and federal guidelines.

Essential Functions:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Administer prescribed medications to residents and maintain related medical records under supervision of licensed nurse. Verified identity of resident receiving medication and records name of drug, dosage and time of administration on specified forms or record
  • Ability to provide direct physical and emotional care to resident including, but not limited to, personal hygiene, transferring, lifting, maintain records, confidentiality and assistance with activities of daily living.
  • Recognize and report in a timely manner any change in resident condition to charge supervisor.
  • Accurately observe record and report resident care as indicated.
  • Take vital signs, record and report abnormalities to supervisor as per Community policy.
  • Identifies when medications are not available and immediately reports to supervisor. Documents as appropriate after discussion with supervisor.
  • Adheres to the Americare Mission/Vision, Home Town Hospitality and F.A.M.I.L.Y. Values, Employee Culture Statement and Company Policy and Procedures.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Immediately report any accidents or incidents involving residents, staff and visitors.
  • Communicate through report to staff on preceding and oncoming shifts.
  • Assists with admission, discharge and transfer paperwork as requested by supervisor.
  • Must be able to work independently or with peers to provide care of residents.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

Indoor with adequate lighting and ventilation, carpet, tile and concrete floors. May include outdoor or public activities or attending recreational events with residents.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The physical demands of this position include:

  • Standing, sitting, walking, changing of position, reaching, extending hands & arms, reach across midline, crouching, balancing, kneeling, stooping, bending, lifting 25 lbs from sit to stand & push, pull, lower 100 lbs and push resident in wheelchair 350 lbs.

OSHA Exposure:

Category 1: possibility of exposure on daily basis. Required use of personal protective equipment

Safety Equipment:

  • When administering resident care, gait belt, two man lift with the use of mechanical lifts.
  • Use of PPE is required when appropriate to prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
  • Mandatory reporting of all work related injuries immediately to supervisor and complete appropriate documentation.
  • Participation in our drug testing procedures is a mandatory part of employment with this facility.

Sensory Demands:

  • Auditory: to hear and understand verbal request.
  • Visually: be able to read necessary information to complete work tasks.
  • Verbally: communicate with customers and others on your team.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

Hours can vary depending on coverage and demands of the community.

Travel:

Some travel may be requested from time to time.

Qualifications/ Education/Experience/Skills

Education:

  • Minimum age of 16 with High school graduate or equivalent

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Completion Certified Medication Tech Course approved by or adopted by the State of Missouri and hold a current Certificate.
  • Required to complete annual updates to maintain valid CMT certificate.

AAP/EEO Statement

Americare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Americare does not discriminate in employment opportunities, decisions or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetics, national origin, age, mental or physical handicap or disability, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by law (may also be called "protected class"). In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Americare will be based upon merit, qualifications and abilities. Americare will also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to Americare. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, training, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Americare Senior Living is an EOE-(Equal Opportunity Employer) and drug-free workplace.

We offer employees access to wages on demand

Keywords: Americare Senior Living, Columbia , Certified Medication Tech, Other , Saint Clair, Missouri

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