Responsible for distribution of medication per physician orders to residents and participants. Performs delegated activities; including activities of daily living and basic nursing care procedures for those we serve. Performs duties and presents oneself in a manner that would lead to high levels of satisfaction. Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Deliver nursing care which includes administering medications and treatments as prescribed by a physician consistent with ministry policies and procedures.
Order medications from pharmacy per ministry policy
Provides support with Activities of Daily Living as assigned in a safe manner, consistent with the policies and procedures of the ministry.
Documents tasks completed per ministry policy.
Contributes to resident safety by identifying safety hazards and emergency situations and initiates corrective action as appropriate.
Contributes to continuity of care by effectively communicating services provided and changes in the resident's condition or family interactions in a timely manner.
Complies with ministry’s infection control policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred
A minimum of one year experience as a Certified Medication Aide/Technician is preferred
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Certified Medication Aide/Technician (CMA/CMT) certification in the state which employed required.
CPR certification preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must possess strong collaborative, interpersonal, organizational, multi-tasking, verbal and written communication skills, and a desire to create a high-performance, effective team that can produce consistent, demonstrated results.
Must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and ministry leadership.
Competencies needed for this position include strong interpersonal relationship skills, detail oriented, work in collaboration with others, demonstrate a high degree of integrity and personal commitment, possess strong analytical skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple deliverables at the same time.
Ability to function in a matrix environment and demonstrate a passion to succeed be self- motivated, dependable, committed, and a willingness to see a project through to its conclusion.
Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to access all areas of the ministry throughout the work day.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally, 25 pounds frequently and 7 pounds constantly.
Required to obtain assistance of another qualified employee when attempting to lift or transfer objects over 25 pounds.
Occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds above the head.
Frequently required to push/pull items, such as resident/patient wheelchairs or beds, requiring a force of up to 75 pounds.
Frequently required to assist in maneuvering resident/patients weighing 100-400 pounds and occasionally required to assist in maneuvering resident/patients weighing over 400 pounds.
Requires constant hand grasp and finger dexterity; frequent standing, walking, pushing and repetitive leg and arm movements, occasional bending, reaching forward and overhead, crouching and kneeling.
Occasionally required to sit in a stationary position.
Tolerate standing and walking for up to 8 hours at a time on hard and soft surfaces.
Frequently able to communicate verbally and in written form.
Frequently able to detect and discern both loud and soft sounds such as voices and phone calls.
Frequently able to use all types of vision, such as close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception, to complete daily tasks
Constantly required to detect unusual odors that could indicate environmental issues.
Via Christi Villages / Ascension Living is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status.
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