Resident Medication Aide

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Retirement Center Management has opportunities for part-time Resident Medication Aides (Certified preferred) at our Village on the Park Onion Creek location an Assisted Living with Memory Care senior community.

Shifts available:

11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.

The Resident Medication Aide provides direct care to residents following an individual service plan, treats each resident with respect and dignity, recognizes individual needs, and encourages independence. You will foster a homelike atmosphere throughout the community. You must have the desire to work with seniors and have a tolerance for behaviors associated with dementia and other aging processes.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Exercises independent judgment and discretion in the performance of tasks with the understanding that the responsibilities are not routine or limited to resident care matters.
  • Administers medication and treatments as prescribed by physician. A monitor’s response to existing treatment plans, aware of prominent medication interactions and side effects; monitors residents for occurrence of such and notifies HCC. Adheres to community infection control policies and procedures relevant to medication/treatment administration.
  • Assists residents with medication as defined in medication procedure. Supervises residents who self-administer medication. Exhibits understanding of and follows medication policies and procedures.
  • Maintains residents’ records daily in a timely manner and in accordance with company policy and procedure. This includes documentation related to: medication distribution, leisure activities; incidents and observations; charting any changes in resident’s physical condition and or behaviors, visitors, etc. Observes and documents the health and emotional condition of each resident, promptly reporting all changes to the supervisor.
  • Writes weekly/monthly summaries as assigned, addressing specifically the problems identified in the service plan.
  • Maintains the cleanliness and organization of the medicine supply room.
  • Receives reports on all residents.
  • Counts controlled substances with off going RMA, assumes responsibility for assuring accuracy of count before accepting keys.
  • Provides direct resident care in accordance with the Resident Assistant Job Description.
  • Follows proper procedures in emergency situations and responds promptly and positively to resident requests for assistance – including emergency call pendants, telephone calls, and requests from family and friends.
  • Encourages teamwork through cooperative interactions with co-workers.
  • Attend all inservices as required.
  • Member of the community’s emergency response team.
  • Maintains a professional appearance and good personal hygiene per company policies.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • 6 months to 1 year of prior resident care experience, preferably with seniors
  • Delegated by a Registered Nurse for medication administration
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills, good judgement and attention to detail
  • Understanding of HIPPA requirements

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check and drug screening.

EOE/M/F/D/V

 
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