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PRN Medication Technician - Lutz

Company: American House Holdings
Location: Lutz
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:


Position Summary

Under 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.


  • 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 required
  • Conducts change of shift report with oncoming/outgoing shift personnel
  • Maintains 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 procedure
  • Observes and reports changes in residents' physical condition and cognitive/emotional status to Wellness Director or charge nurse, as needed
  • Conducts room checks and resident rounds
  • Care for sensory enhancement devices such as eyeglasses and hearing aids
  • Monitors for environmental safety hazards
  • Collaborates with Resident Assistants and other departments to assure necessary care and services are provided
  • Provides all necessary care and services to assigned residents and assists other caregivers as needed
  • Reports any suspected or witnessed instances of verbal, mental, or physical abuse to licensed staff immediately
  • Utilizes safe transfer techniques when assisting residents with mobility
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and mandatory in-services
  • Communicates with physicians and third-party specialists, such as homecare providers, labs and hospice professionals
  • Responds 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 families
    • Participates in and supports the resident-centered activities program
    • Uses tactful, diplomatic communication techniques in potentially sensitive or emotionally charged situations
    • Follows-up with appropriate staff, residents, or other individuals regarding reported complaints, problems and concerns
    • Acts 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 process
    • Participates in projects or committees as assigned
    • Assists residents with personal correspondence/telephone usage when requested
    • Completes housekeeping tasks such as bed-making, linen changes, vacuuming, emptying trash, and cleaning bathroom
    • Assists 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 needed
    • Performs related duties as assignedQualifications and Required Experience for Medication Technician:
      • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent, or experience as required by state regulations
      • Successful completion of a state approved course and is approved to administer oral and external medications
      • Certified 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 experience
          • Minimum 18 years of age
          • Must 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 items
            • Ability 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.

Keywords: American House Holdings, Brandon , PRN Medication Technician - Lutz, Professions , Lutz, Florida

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