Certified Medication Tech/Aide/QMAP
Company: Primrose Retirement Communities
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Full and Part-time; Days, Evenings, NightsIf you're
compassionate and enjoy helping others, consider becoming a part of
the Primrose Retirement Team. Work with a team of caring
individuals with a reputation for providing exceptional care and an
excellent assisted living experience for seniors. This may be just
the work-family you are looking for.Primrose offers a competitive
salary, a full benefits package including a 401K match, 3 weeks of
PTO, annual pay increases, and so much more!Primrose Retirement
Communities was founded in 1989 based on the premise that a
retirement community must reward its residents with value, comfort,
security, and convenience. It has been our pleasure to create
beautiful apartment homes and townhome villas complemented by
outstanding internal common areas such as libraries, movie
theaters, fitness centers, ice cream parlors and pubs. From the
beginning our company office has been in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a
community known for its friendly, honest and hard-working people.
Those are the characteristics that guide each of our 40 plus
Primrose Retirement Communities across 19 states.
Primary Responsibility:The Medication Aide is responsible for
administering routine medications to residents in accordance with
state regulations and Primrose policy. The Medication Aide provides
care to residents which may include personal hygiene, dressing,
housekeeping, laundry, social-recreational activities, meal
services and other duties and services as assigned within the
community. The Medication Aide collaborates and assists in
supporting the entire nursing department, other departments,
medical professionals, consultants, residents and families in an
efficient and economic manner to enable each resident to attain or
maintain the highest practical physical, mental, and psychosocial
well-being. The Medication Aide reports directly to the shift's LPN
or RN and the community's Nursing Leader or designee.
Essential Job Functions:
- Adheres to and conveys 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 "person-centered" care approach
for our growing senior population."
- Administers medications as delegated by the Provider, RN, or
the community's Nurse Leader.
- Assists with personal cares as identified in the resident
service delivery record/care plan/service plan. These cares may
include assistance with dressing, grooming, oral cares, shampooing
hair, showering, bathing, applying lotions, nail and foot care as
directed by the nurse, redirection of a confused resident and other
cares as assigned.
- Assists with toileting programs, use of commode, urinal,
toilet, incontinence products and peri care.
- Assists with ambulation and transfers including proper use of a
transfer belt, assistive device and Stand Aid device while
utilizing proper body mechanics to avoid injury.
- Assist with use of hearing aids, glasses and dentures.
- Obtains and records temperatures, blood pressures, pulses (both
radial and apical) and respiration's as instructed, reporting to
supervisor any vitals outside of normal range.
- Responds promptly to all call signals and requests for
- Documents resident information as required, reporting
appropriately any changes in resident status, needs or preferences
- Assists in collaboration and following recommendations of 3rd
party providers such as physical or occupational therapy and
- Practices good hand washing and utilizes universal precautions.
- Promotes, establishes, and maintains customer relationships
with residents, families, staff, community and other professionals.
- Reports resident occurrences to supervisor in a timely manner.
- Promotes teamwork, mutual respect, and effective communication.
- Maintains confidentiality within the workplace with all written
and verbal communications pertaining to residents, staff, and
- Demonstrates knowledge of and adheres to procedures for fire,
life safety, disaster, security, and other emergency situations.
- If providing care in a Primrose Memory Care community, actively
engages and assists in ensuring person-centered approaches with
programing and behavioral expressions are carried out per Primrose
Memory Care Program.Knowledge/Abilities/SkillsHas strong
organizational and time management skills and the ability to
prioritize responsibilities. Ability to do occasional heavy lifting
(up to 50lbs.), 30 lbs. regularly. Ability to spend long periods on
feet and to ambulate quickly. Free of communicable disease.
Knowledge of Alzheimer's Disease, other dementia's and related
memory impairments is preferred. Demonstrates abilities to work as
a team. Basic knowledge of computer software and programs. Able to
work varying hours and weekends and holidays on a rotating
Education/ExperienceExperience in a long-term care or assisted
living environment is preferred. Current certification as a
Medication Aide or Assistant or Qualified Medication Administration
Person per state regulations. Maintain CPR/First Aid certification
per state regulations.Attends in-service training as assigned and
maintains continuing education hours if required for certification
of position.PRIMROSE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY is an equal opportunity
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