Diversicare Healthcare Services & Diversicare Therapy Services

Certified Medication Technician

Job ID
2017-23081
Type
Regular Full-Time
Highlands Nursing & Rehab Center
1705 Stevens Ave
US-KY-Louisville

Overview

Make a Difference in our Residents' Lives!

 

We are seeking a Certified Medication Technician that has a passion for providing the highest quality of care with compassion and integrity!

 

We live our Core Values of Integrity, Excellence, Compassion, Teamwork & Stewardship every day with every life we touch, providing exceptional healthcare and exceeding expectations.

 

If these are your values as well, APPLY NOW!

 

Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

 

Work under the supervision of a licensed vocational nurse or a registered professional nurse to perform the following duties:

 

  • After authorization by the facility’s licensed nurse or the resident’s treating physician, administers PRN medications.
  • Organizes assigned medication duties to pour, pass, and document all routine prescribed medications and to give PRN medication only upon the instruction of the licensed nurse. 
  • Must document all PRN’s according to State Standards in all areas of the chart.
  • Observe and report to the facility’s charge licensed nurse reactions and side effects of medication commonly administered to nursing facility’s residents.
  • Take and record vital signs prior to administration of medications which could affect or change the vital signs.
  • Administer and document regularly prescribed medications which the medication aide is permitted to administer only after personally preparing (setting up) of those medications to be administered.  Document the medications given in the resident’s clinical record.
  • Administer oxygen per nasal channel or a non-sealing face mask only in an emergency.  Immediately after the emergency, the medication aide shall verbally notify the licensed nurse on duty or on call and appropriately  document the activity and notification.
  • At discretion of charge nurse, count narcotics, give all routine prescribed narcotics, and document same on individual sheet and medication sheet.

 

Qualifications

  • Must have successfully completed state approved school of medication administration.
  • Must carry current acknowledgment card or certification issued by state agency.
  • Must be willing to abide by restrictions placed on his/her job by state agency.
  • Must be a certified nursing assistant.

 

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