Diversicare Healthcare Services & Diversicare Therapy Services

  • Medication Aide

    Job ID
    2019-33541
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Location Name
    Ballinger Nursing & Rehab Center
    Address
    2001 6th Street
    Location
    US-TX-Ballinger
  • Overview

    MAKE YOUR MARK, MAKE A DIFFERENCE!  

     

    Diversicare is a premier provider of post-acute healthcare services with a strong legacy of quality care. We strive to foster a culture of transparency, support, and innovation. Our Mission is to improve every life we touch by providing exceptional healthcare and exceeding expectations . We are proud to provide work/life integration for our team members and offer a comprehensive benefits package.

     

    Diversicare operates 76 centers in ten states primarily in the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest. As Diversicare team member, you will play an instrumental role in the care of our patients and residents, our most important responsibility. We are seeking compassionate team members to assist our patients and residents with activities of daily living. We are committed to providing a supportive and collaborative work environment for our team members. A qualified candidate is responsible for all key accountabilities in a manner that is reflective of Diversicare’s Mission and Core Values: Integrity, Excellence, Compassion, Teamwork, and Stewardship. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients and residents you serve, Diversicare is the place for you.

    Responsibilities

    • After authorization by the center’s licensed nurse or the resident’s treating physician, administers PRN medications. Must document all PRN’s according to State Standards in all areas of the chart.
    • Observe and report to the center’s charge licensed nurse reactions and side effects of medication commonly administered to nursing center’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 be a certified nurse aide.
    • 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.

     

     

     

    Diversicare is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.  Diversicare does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity), national origin, age, or disability, sexual orientation, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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