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Med Aide

Company: Agemark Senior Living
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Job Description:

Med Aide

Job Details Level Entry Job Location Cedar Rapids CountryHouse LLC - Cedar Rapids, IA Position Type Full Time Education Level High School Salary Range $14.50 - $15.50 Hourly Travel Percentage None Job Shift Evening Job Category Health Care Description We are an Agemark Senior Living community, ranked #10 with Great Places to Work. In this Med Aide position, you'll be responsible for providing medication to residents and following procedures and statutes regarding dispensing medication, recording and observing for side effects. You’ll be working with the elderly and helping to oversee nursing services. Full time Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, profit sharing bonus, PTO accrued on day one, tuition reimbursement and free meals are what Agemark offers as we value you as an employee and treat you like family! We also subscribe to www.benefithub.com where you can get 20-60% off 100,000 items such as tickets, restaurants, sporting events, and local deals. Work to create an environment you would want for YOUR own loved one!

We're more than a company. We're a family.

You hear it everywhere - companies describing themselves as a family. But families are all different, and so is the way they look at work and life. This is what makes us the best kind of family. ?We recognize each person's talents, skills and personality and bring that into their position. We encourage people to become the best they can be and hold them to high standards. That's because we believe in them, and their success. These family ties, so to speak, are part of every decision we make as a company. We don't just work together - we laugh, eat and learn together as a staff and with our residents! We believe that every day can be a good one, for both employees and residents. Dedicated to this philosophy for more than 30 years, we've learned that the secret to everything - working, celebrating and even getting through the tough stuff - is doing it with love.

By working to create the kind of community we would want for our own loved ones, where warmth, love and respect are abundant, we also create a unique, positive and caring workplace. Feeling valuable, special and loved isn't just a goal for our residents. It's how we want everyone to experience our community.

Med Aide position details

Provide medications for another person according to the Five Rights.

Record medication provision.

Observe, monitor, report, and otherwise take appropriate actions regarding desired side effects, interactions and contraindications associated with the medication.

Dispense oral, including sublingual, buccal, oral sprays, inhalation, including inhalers, nebulizers and oxygen inhalation, topical application of sprays, creams, ointments, lotions and patches, instillation by drops, ointments, or sprays into the eyes, ears, and nose.

Assist residents with activities of daily living as outlined in the resident service plan and within the parameters of State and Federal regulations.

Display willingness to be instructed regarding agency policy and procedures for medication administration, and evaluated regarding routine medication administration, PRN medication administration, and additional activities by a licensed health care professional.

Timely reporting to the licensed health care professional with any questions about resident’s medication or health

Med Aide knowledge, skills, abilities and requirements

Knowledge of medication, dosage and terminology.

Proven track record of integrity along with being detailed and accurate

Excellent verbal/written communication and problem solving skills.

Proficient computer skills.

Maintain confidentiality pertaining to residents, prospective residents, facility operations and personnel.

Work independently and/or interact with team members at all levels and promote teamwork.

Prioritize, multi-task, and maintain flexibility in a fast paced, service oriented, environment.

40 hour medication course or higher education required. Passed Medication Tech Test.

Listed on Medication Tech Registry.

Minimum of 1 year working in health care environment preferred.

Competency assessment of Medication Aide must be conducted by a licensed health care professional in the following areas:

Understand the resident’s right to privacy regarding health status, diagnosis, and medication therapy.

Awareness of resident to make informed decision about medications, to refuse medications, and at no time to be forced to take medications. If a resident is unable to make informed decisions about medication, recognize the requirement to seek advice and consultation of the caretaker or licensed heath care professional providing direction to and monitoring of the Mediation Tech.

Pursue acceptable standards of hygiene and infection control, including hand washing along with storage and handling of medications, expiration dates and disposal of medications.

Mindful of conditions that medications may be unsafe to provide: Change in consistency of color, unlabeled medications, illegible medication label, or expired medications.

Accurately document medication name, dose, route, time or refusal.

Provide correct mediation, dose, time, resident, and route with accuracy.

Administer medications according to special needs based on resident’s age and ability to swallow and/or cooperate.

Recognize general conditions that may indicate an adverse reaction to medication; recognize general changes in resident’s condition which may indicate inability to receive medication; and report such conditions or changes to licensed health care professional.

Communicate to appropriate authorities if reasonable cause exists to believe that a vulnerable adult/child has been subjected to abuse or neglect, or conditions or circumstances which would result in abuse or neglect.

Cognizant of the resident’s property rights and physical boundaries.

Come on, join the family! Care, serve and love - because there's no other way to take care of family.

If you'd like to join a group of passionate, caring people who use our collective experiences to positively impact the lives of our people every day, talk to us! Together, we're working to redefine what senior care should be. Learn more at www.agemark.com, or just click "Apply Now" to get started. EOE.

Keywords: Agemark Senior Living, Cedar Rapids , Med Aide, Other , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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