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FT/PT/PRN Care/Medication Technician

Company: Rittenhouse Village at Lehigh Valley
Location: Allentown
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

About Discovery Senior Living Discovery Senior Living, a national award-winning developer, owner, and operator of luxury senior living communities is currently searching for Full-time, Part-time, and Per Diem Medication Care Managers to join our team at our community Rittenhouse Village at Lehigh Valley. As one of the top 20 largest senior living providers in the United States and the top 5 for growth in the world, Discovery is redefining senior living through innovation, leadership, and design. With a flourishing portfolio of more than 65 communities and plans for continued growth, Discovery Senior Living has become a recognized industry leader in creating world-class, resort-style communities. Discovery Senior Living is looking for a Care/Medication Technician to join our community Rittenhouse Village at Lehigh Valley. POSITION SUMMARY The Care Giver/Med Tech role includes providing hands on care, physical and emotional support to each resident while maintaining a safe and comfortable home-like environment. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Care Giver: Responsible for a designated group of residents during the shift; knows where their residents are and physically checks on them throughout the shift. Observes, reports and documents symptoms and conditions of residents for changes in condition such as skin, behavior, alertness, weight, dietary and participation in activities. Responds to security system and resident call bells promptly. Notifies supervisor and/or Health Care Coordinator if a resident has increased care needs. Assists with continence management and disposes of all continence products properly to ensure sanitation of resident suite and community restrooms. Serves and collects food trays and assists as needed; reports refusal of meals or loss of appetite. Maintains cleanliness of residents' rooms and work areas. Practices good standard care precautions of cleanliness, hygiene, and health. Helps residents maintain independence, promotes dignity, and physical safety of each resident. Actively participates/leads and assists residents with activities of daily living (i.e. bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming, ambulation, transferring, eating) as instructed. Engages residents in life skills and other life enrichment activities. Greets and assists all internal and external customers, guests, family members, residents, vendors, and team members. Does resident laundry as assigned and needed. Medication Tech duties: Reviews service plan to learn pertinent information about residents. Assists/observes medications and treatments for each resident using the medication observation record and the Six Rights of Medication Pass. Documents and initials form as medications are given including appropriate documentation for refusal or missed doses. Maintains confidentiality of all resident information including resident medication. Reports all resident concerns made while assisting residents with the medication to the Nurse and/or Health Care Coordinator (HCC). Restocks medication cart after all medication passes. Assists in checking medication regardless of packaging system. Counts all narcotics with another Medication Care Manager or Nurse each shift. Maintains and cleans the Medication Room, med charts, treatment carts for neatness cleanliness, availability of medications and expired medications. Follows re-fill process for medications. Participates in the development of the Service Plan and monthly updates. Takes and records temperature, blood pressure, weight, pulse, and respiration rates. Reports occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, sharp sticks and hazardous chemicals immediately. Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor. QUALIFICATIONS Certified Nurses Aid certification preferred. High School diploma/GED REQUIRED Must be 18 years of age. CPR Certification preferred First Aid Certification preferred Previous experience working with seniors preferred. Benefits: In addition to a rewarding career and competitive salary, Discovery offers a comprehensive benefits package. For full-time team members, this includes medical, dental, vision, insurances, paid time off and paid holidays. All team members are eligible to participate in our outstanding 401(k) plan with company match, our free Employee Assistance Program, and optional life, disability, critical illness, and accident insurance policies. Thank you for your interest in Discovery Senior Living careers. If you have any questions about the position you are applying for, please contact the community directly at [phone removed]. EOE

Keywords: Rittenhouse Village at Lehigh Valley, Allentown , FT/PT/PRN Care/Medication Technician, Professions , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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