Position Overview: Accurately administer and document medications ordered by Medical Providers. Perform all tasks as indicated within Resident Medicine Aide job description.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Effectively implements individualized resident care plans.
- Responds in a timely fashion to all resident requests.
- Provide timely, accurate and complete documentation on TAR’s and Resident Service Plans.
- Accurate, complete skin assessments and any changes reported immediately.
- Administers resident medications according to the institution’s policies and procedures without significant errors.
- Maintains accurate medication administration records as per established procedures; signs off medications as they are given.
- Notifies nurse in a timely fashion, of a change in a resident’s condition.
- Performs pulse and blood pressure measurements, and documents in MAR as needed prior to medication administration.
- Competently completes assignments in a timely manner.
- Administers medications to the assigned residents within the timeframe noted in the nursing care policies and procedures.
- Weekly and PRN update of resident’s ability to take medications to the charge nurse, i.e., the need for crushing or extra fluids.
- Administers prescribed routine oral, topical, suppositorial and optic medications as ordered by the Primary Care Provider.
- Participates actively in the care of the residents when assigned.
- Displays courtesy and respect.
- Manages difficult or emotional customer situations.
- Maintains resident confidentiality.
- Respond to all resident requests (verbally or call-light) for assistance.
- Resident privacy and dignity are maintained at all times.
- Smiles and consistently exudes a pleasant persona.
- Expresses genuine caring attitude to geriatric resident population.
- Competent in required job skills and knowledge, as evidenced by annual skills checklist.
- Knowledgeable in doing transfers safely.
- Ability to provide range of motion, proper positioning, and assist with resident ambulation.
- Proper use of Standard Precautions.
- Administers medication with knowledge of action, route of administration, side effects and contraindications.
- Obtains vital signs prior to administering specific medications and promptly reports any changes from normal.
- Gives complete report to charge nurse as needed during the day and at the end of the shift on all residents on assignment.
- Shares ideas to solve problems on the unit and looks for ways to improve unit.
- Exhibits good listening and comprehension.
- Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
- Ability to work with others in a professional atmosphere.
- Willingness to assist others with their assignments.
- Acts as a role model for new employees.
- Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
- Uses all equipment safely and correctly.
- Utilizes gait belt appropriately.
- Reports malfunctioning equipment properly.
- Reports off to oncoming staff re: residents’ overall condition and equipment status.
- Assists in Dining Room regularly as assigned.
- Demonstrates a time-conscious awareness, keeping non-essential interruptions to an absolute minimum in order to complete resident care priorities.
- Demonstrates knowledge of emergency policies and procedures.
- Practices appropriate infection control measures.
- Verifies the identity of the resident before administering medications/treatments.
- Maintains neat and organized medication cart.
- Is well organized and ready to start assignment at the end of report.
- Willingly attends in-services to increase job knowledge and skills.
- Does not require reminders to perform tasks and complete assignment.
- Attends all staff meetings on the unit when scheduled to work.
- Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and development by attending scheduled in-services and all in-services that are provided to facilitate compliance with government regulations.
- Visibly displays ID Badge at all times.
- Is flexible and willingly works other units as dictated by resident need.
- Assumes responsibility for professional certification(s).
- Always ready to start report on time.
- Will accept changes in assignment on unit to include working as a RA when staffing needs dictate.
- Ability to accept constructive criticism.
- Demonstrates willingness and ability to learn new policies and procedures.
- Manages competing demands.
- Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.
- Schedules time off in advance.
- Begins working on time.
- Keeps absences within guidelines.
- Assumes responsibility for accurately recording own schedule.
- Flexible in meeting unit scheduling needs.
- Is not currently in the disciplinary process for attendance, lateness and/or clinical performance issues
- Perform any other responsibilities as assigned by management.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: High School diploma or G.E.D. required. At least 6 month experience as a Resident Associate and has been employed by the community at least six months. .
Ability to read, write and speak in English.
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