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Medication Assistant

Medication Assistant

ID 
2018-11811
Posted Date 
1/4/2018
Category 
Nursing
Days/Hours 
Days 7:00 AM- 3:30 PM
Type 
Part-Time
Location  
US-MI-Clinton Township

More information about this job

Overview

Rose Senior Living - Clinton Township is developed and owned by Edward Rose & Sons, known for creating amenity-rich communities where people can appreciate comfortable and affordable living in beautiful settings.  Partnering with Edward Rose & Sons is Ecumen, a not-for-profit organization that has grown to be one of the most innovative leaders in senior housing and services, empowering individuals to live richer and fuller lives.  The Clinton Township location consists of 176 units:  70 independent living rental apartment homes, 68 assisted living rental apartment homes and 38 residences for seniors requiring memory care services.

Responsibilities

The Medication Assistant is responsible for providing direct care and medication administration to residents consistent with the individual plan of care and under the direction of licensed staff. The person in this position is a Certified Nursing Assistant with additional training in the area of medication administration.

 

Essential job responsibilities include:

 

  1. Administers medications to patients/residents under the direction of a licensed nurse.

  2. Documents all medications provided, including correct medication, correct dosage and correct time given to correct residents.

  3. Immediately notifies nurse of any medication errors or refusals by resident to take medication.

  4. Maintains and controls all medications, keeping medications secure and safe at all times. Follows all state and federal guidelines as it relates to administering, dispensing, storage and disposal of all medications

  5. Responds to resident call lights and requests, and notifies nurse of any resident care needs or changes in condition.

  6. Observes and reports any unsafe conditions and/or equipment malfunction to management.

  7. Performs all Certified Nursing Assistant functions as required (i.e. feeding, lift and transfer, ADL’s, etc.).

Qualifications

This position requires a High school diploma or GED and prefers a person who has previous related work experience. Medication administration experience is a plus. Must participate in community medication training, and successfully demonstrate competency required in class, testing and shadowing skills.  All employees must possess the ability to communicate effectively, including written and verbal skills; work well, both individually and as part of a team, through respect, collaboration and dedication; and successfully interact with a diverse culture base. The successful candidate must be able to prioritize and organize work effectively and efficiently, and demonstrate a positive attitude, high integrity and ethical awareness.

EOE/AA. Drug Free Workplace

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ecumen is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability or veteran status.

 

We participate in E-Verify and pre-employment drug testing.