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Medication Associate

Company: The Legacy at South Plains
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARYThe Medication Associate prepares, administers, and documents medications as prescribed by the provider.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIESThe Medication Associate must exhibit the following competencies:Leadership: Inspire the trust of others; balance team and individual responsibilities; give and welcome feedback; exhibit objectivity and openness to others' views, contribute to holding each other accountable and building a positive team spirit; put the success of team above own interestsIntegrity and Ethics: Treat people with respect and individuality regardless of their status or the situation; do what you say; be fair and equitable in all interactions; be a good steward of company resources; actively contribute toward employees' success and the Community's goals; uphold organizational valuesDependability: Maintain work behavior that invites trust and reliance; role model positive attendance and punctuality standards; ensure work responsibilities are completed correctly and are covered when absent; arrive at meetings and appointments prepared and on timeProfessionalism: Uphold high works standards that reflect the company's purpose and goals; accept responsibility for own actions; react to challenges positively and calmly; provide leadership in maintaining highest technical and customer service standards for the benefit of the residents servedInnovation: Meet challenges with creativity and resourcefulness; remain open to change, others ideas, and trying new things; generate suggestions for improving work processes, services and productsOral Communication: Speak persuasively, with intention and thought, in both positive and negative situations; fully listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings without dominating othersWritten Communication: Write clearly and informatively; present numerical data effectively; read and interpret written information; ensure adequate, effective communication with all team members to maintain company values, goals, and cultureQuality: Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness; look for ways to improve and promote quality; monitor and self-correct own work processes and outcomes; apply feedback from others to improve performanceSPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESLeadershipDemonstrates support of the corporate mission (by actions and attitude), policies and procedures and assures consistent complianceEstablishes departmental goals consistent with corporate goals and objectivesOrganizes and facilitates regular staff meetings with the goal of positive, motivating team building, as well as staff problem solving and supportFacilitates appropriate upward and downward communicationCommunicates identified needs and potential solutions to appropriate managerCommunicates positively with residents, families, and community professionalsActs as shift supervisor as assigned.h3. Medication AssistanceAccurately prepare, assist/administer and document medications as prescribed. Immediately report any errors to supervisorAccurately take and record vital signsAccurately count and sign medication administration record for controlled drugsResident CarePerforming personal care needs outlined in service plan and attending to the resident's and family requests promptly as neededProviding proper care and observation of resident's skin to prevent breakdown and reporting when skin breakdown occurs immediately to the shift supervisor or the Health and Wellness DirectorReporting on resident's condition and significant changes to the supervisorTransferring resident as needed to meals and activities as well as assisting with dining room duties as directedRespectful of resident and family/caregiver environment and resident's personal needs. h3. CommunicationMaintains regular communication with the Health and Wellness DirectorAssociate to review residents and help with managing needs (this may include unusual or potentially problematic resident/family issues) and reports changes in the resident's condition promptlyPromotes resident independence, respects privacy, and maintains residents' rights to decide about care and reports findings to supervisorWorks in cooperation with the family and outside providers to meet the physical/emotional needs of the resident. h3. Other Activities: Completes documentation to ensure compliance with regulatory standards of timeliness, accuracy, and completeness via electronic recordFulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted resident assignmentsParticipates in all mandatory staff in-services, meeting, and/or educationDemonstrates familiarity and abides with the policies of the Community and rules/regulations of state and federal licensing agenciesQUALIFICATIONSHigh School Diploma or GED requiredHold a current medication aide permit from the Texas Department of Health as a Certified Medication Aide preferred but not requiredPrevious experience as a RN delegated Medication Associate preferred but not requiredMust be computer proficient in typing and various programs, including background in EMRAbility to work with others as an effective team builder and team playerAbility to take initiative, set priorities, multitask, and organize workExcellent communication skills, including public speaking, both verbal and writtenSubject to criminal background check and drug screeningHolds current CPR certification

Keywords: The Legacy at South Plains, Lubbock , Medication Associate, Other , Lubbock, Texas

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