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Medication Aide (Full Time) - Assisted Living

500 East Valley Parkway,
Escondido, CA 92025
Full-time
$32.42 - $50.42
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At Westmont Living, we provide a full spectrum of options in health care and housing, from independent and assisted retirement living to memory care. The comfort and care of our residents is our highest priority. We’re committed to providing the highest level of service to our valued residents, in an atmosphere that promotes total well-being and personal fulfillment. We also are a company dedicated to quality and built on a strong foundation of family, community, long-term commitment and entrepreneurial spirit.

Westmont Town Court is a senior living community that offers its employees and residents friendliness, a homelike setting, and an inspiring environment.

We are currently looking for a Full Time Med Tech to join our team in the Assisted Living Department for the afternoon/evening shift!

Why Choose Us?
We offer competitive pay, holiday pay, and sick leave. We also are a company dedicated to quality and built on a strong foundation of family, community, long-term commitment, and entrepreneurial spirit.

Core Responsibilities
This position provides for a high level of customer service to both residents and team members. This is
accomplished though promoting Westmont Living’s Service Promise and Service Standards. This position is responsible for overseeing residents self medication.

Medication Management

  • Perform medication set-up and assist residents on the Medication Program with the self-administration of their medications
  • Provide medication assistance documentation per policy and state requirements including:
  • Document medication assistance on Medication Assistance Records (MARs) immediately after assistance
  • Leaves no blanks on MARs
  • Document reasons for PRN medication on reverse of MARs and effectiveness of medication
  • Count narcotics per procedure. Sign the Narcotic Count sheet for counting and immediately report to Resident Services Director and to off-going medication assistant leaving the shift, any discrepancy.
  • Transcribe new medication orders correctly and order new medication in timely manner from pharmacy per procedure
  • Observe and practice the five “Rights” to Medication Administration when assisting a resident with self-administration of medication
  • Notify Resident Services Director if concerns regarding a resident’s ability to self-manage medications
  • Assure residents receive their medications as prescribed and in a timely manner
  • Record all medications on the Medication Assistance Records (MARs), Centrally Stored Records (CSRs), Narcotic logs, etc.
  • Medication ordering and receiving, in a timely manner, ordering medications or notifying family members/responsible parties to pick up medications to assure availability for residents’ use and prevent running out of medications
  • Notify Resident Services Director when medications have not been delivered to the community in a timely manner
  • Keep all medications in their appropriate storage area
  • Keep medication cupboard, carts, and doors locked at all times, when not in use.
  • Keep medication room clean and well organized, free of any personal belongings, food and drink not directly used for resident medication assistance
  • Regular review of the resident MARS, CSRs, Pharmacy Transaction Records, and perform audits on a daily basis for incomplete documentation
  • Keep medication files and resident records current and up to date
  • Provide regular, ongoing professional communication with the pharmacy, physicians, families, residents, home health agencies, assisted living, memory care and management staff
  • Assist in scheduling Medication Assistant shifts when requested

Resident Care

  • Assist with updating care/service plans and monthly care logs
  • Ensure all operational, regulatory, and medication administration policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to
  • Assist residents in making doctor’s appointments and travel arrangements to and from appointments
  • Perform apartment visits and apartment checks on a regular basis
  • Report any significant incidents on the appropriate forms and to the Resident Services Director or Executive Director
  • Assist residents with ADL tasks including: housekeeping tasks, making beds, serving meals, assisting with personal laundry, assisting with showers, assisting with toileting, dressing undressing, oral care, hair care, transfers and ambulation and any other needs addressed on the resident service plan.
  • Communicate changes in residents conditions accurately and efficiently to RN/LPN/LVN, RSD, emergency personnel, physician and resident family/responsible party
  • Be contact person for emergency personnel during resident emergency
  • Assist in keeping environment safe and clean for all residents.
  • Observe residents for safety, changes in condition, potential abusive situations, etc., and report any changes of condition or other pertinent information to supervisor
  • Carry and know how to use pagers, and walkie talkies.
  • Respond to emergency signal/call system
  • Other duties as assigned.

Westmont Living, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer; however, all candidates must complete a post offer employment physical, TB test, drug testing, fingerprinting/criminal background check, and reference checking to meet licensing regulations within our industry.

Posting ID: 623174309Posted: 2021-04-29Job Title: Medication Aide