Primrose Retirement Community Certified Medication Tech/Aide/QMAP in Rapid City, South Dakota
POSITION SUMMARY:Administer routine medications to resident in accordance with state regulations. Responsible for resident services and other duties as assigned. Duties may include personal care services, housekeeping, laundry, social-recreational activities, delegated tasks, meal services, and other tasks as needed for resident well-being. Reports to Director of Nursing, Executive Director, and/or designee.POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Adheres to and conveys to the following Primrose mission statement: Through the commitment of our investors and dedicated staff, our daily focus is to develop and maintain happy and healthy living environments and provide a andldquo;person-centeredandrdquo; care approach for our growing senior population.Administer prescribed medication or remind residents to take medication per physician orders.Assist with oxygen needs of the resident per physician orders.Administration of PRN, subcutaneous, IM, vaginal, eye, ear, nose, rectal, transdermal, inhalant medication needs and the documentation of the medications per scope of practice and state regulations as it relates to delegation and training by supervising nurse.Receives report from the previous shift and gives report to next shift.Reviews assignments with designated supervisor (staff nurse and/or Director of Nursing).Reads the staff communication records and maintains familiarity with resident records as required.Assists with orientation of new staff to job responsibilities as needed.Assists with instrumental activities of daily living, ADLandrsquo;s, environmental orientation, and other care while encouraging self-care and independence.Assists with dining room set up, serving meals, and dining room and kitchen clean up.Provides services as indicated on resident service plans.Assists with laundry service.Demonstrates knowledge of and follows infection control procedures.Maintains clean, neat, comfortable, safe environment for residents, staff, and visitors, including housekeeping services for residents.Observes and reports appropriately any noted problems, concerns, and/or issues noted with resident apartments, the community or grounds.Observes changes in resident status, needs or preferences and communicates appropriately.Observes all work, safety and administrative rules. Comply with OSHA standard and regulations. Know the potential hazards of any chemicals used and the proper personal protective equipment required. Use personal protective equipment as directed by Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). Adheres to all established policies and procedures and Employee Handbook.Document resident information as required.Avoids loss, breakage and waste of supplies and equipment.Demonstrates knowledge of and adheres to procedures for fire, life safety, disaster, security, work, safety and other emergency situations.Assists with individual Resident and group social recreational activities as appropriate.Notifies nurse of resident status change as appropriate.Performs other duties as assigned which may include: general cleaning of nursesandrsquo; station, public restrooms, laundry rooms, hallways, kitchen, dining room, and storage rooms.