Med Passer

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Assists with medications and maintains compliance with all state and federal regulations and the
standards of MDI.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

• Checks each of six (6) rights of medication administration three (3) different times; (1) When
the medication is taken out of the med cart or cabinet; (2) Immediately before assisting with
the medication; (3) Immediately after assisting with the medication
• Assists with medications to residents according to their Medication Administration Record
(MAR)
• Documents clearly and accurately on the MAR after a medication is taken or given, refused,
held, discontinued, changed, disposed of, returned, in accordance with policy
• Maintains a neat, clean, organized med cart/cabinet and restocks as needed
• Provides residents with any treatments required as part of their individual service plan
• Promotes and protects the rights to safe, prompt, and confidential treatment
• Explains to the resident what medication is being given and why, prior to assisting with or
administering the medication
• Observes the resident for any adverse reaction to the medication and reports to the DRC and/or
supervisor immediately
• Reports any and all medication errors honestly and immediately
• Seeks assistance and advice from supervisor immediately if there are any doubts or questions
when assisting with o administering medications or treatments
• Responds to on-the-job injuries in accordance with policy
• Notifies supervisor of any concerns or questions presented by their resident’s family member(s)
• Adheres to universal precautions and all other infection waste according to OSHA regulations
• Demonstrates respectful behavior in all interactions with resident, families, staff and other
visitors to the community
• Performs specific work duties as assigned by supervisor
• Demonstrates knowledge of emergency procedures
• Meets or exceeds health standards for appearance, sanitation and hygiene

MDI SPECIFIC

• Encourages teamwork and promotes company philosophy
• Attends required community meetings
• Is prompt and able to perform the required duties of the position on a regular, predictable basis
• All associates are responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for all
community residents

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITES

• Good working knowledge of the Medication Administration Record (MAR)
• Able to read, write, speak and understand the English language. Bi-lingual a plus
• Able to communicate effectively with all levels of management, associates, residents, family
members, and outside contacts
• Clerical and typing skills including typing, data entry, filing, etc. required
• Experience with Microsoft Office and Outlook software preferred
• Knowledge and understanding of medical terminology preferred
• Able to make independent decisions
• Must possess a passion to work with and around senior citizens

EDUCATIONS REQUIREMENTS

• High school diploma or equivalent with state specific training required
• Must obtain valid Continuing Education credits as required by the state (if applicable)

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

• Minimum of one (1) year experience
• Experience in a long-care community and/or geriatric nursing preferred
• Experience in emergency care and first-aid preferred

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The Following physical demands are representative of those that must be
met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

• Stand and/or walk up to 90% of work day
• Sit up to 10% of the work day
• Must have manual dexterity for typing and filing
• Frequently support up to 70 pounds
• Must be able to concentrate with frequent interruptions
• Independently lift and carry up to 15 pounds
• Frequently kneel, bend, reach, push, climb and/or balance stoop or kneel, use hands or fingers,
reach with hands and arms, talk and/or hear
• May be exposed to combative behavior
• Close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision is required
• Subject to infectious diseases, substances, odors, etc. throughout the work day

To apply for this job email your details to amoussa@mydoctorsinn.net