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Certified Medication Aide - Up to $20

Company: Independence Village
Location: Avon Lake
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Certified Medication AideIndependence Village of Avon LakePosition Summary:The Certified Medication Aid is responsible for the administration of medications for residents, accurate record keeping, safe storage of medications, problem resolution and communication with residents and family. Provides resident care on occasion.Required Experience for Medication Aide:High School Diploma or GED preferred.Previous Healthcare, Geriatrics or experience working with the elderly population preferred.Certified Medication Aid with at least 2 years of related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.Accountabilities for Medication Aide:Timely & Accountable Attendance: Upholding to work schedules, being ready to start work on time, remaining on the job for the whole duration of shift and limited use of time off.1440 Care for residents: Understanding and leading our 1440 care standards so you and your team ensure that each resident and each family has their needs met.Responsible communication with families: Communicating messages tactfully and timely with residents families and ensuring the message has been received and correctly understood.Communicate resident changes immediately: Providing timely and detailed information to your Wellness Leader regarding any changes to a residents needs or care.Other Key Responsibilities for Medication Aide:Administers and accurately records the administration of medications for residents as prescribed by the physician in accordance with established policies and procedures of StoryPoint and applicable state/federal regulations.Observes, records and reports to the Nurse the symptoms and conditions of residents that could be related to medication interactions, adverse drug reactions or medication side effects.Determines and records effectiveness of medications in a timely and accurate manner as required by state and federal regulations.Stores medications in a safe and accurate manner in accordance with established policies and procedures of StoryPoint and applicable state/federal regulations.Monitors medications to ensure adequate accountability measures are taken when medications are ordered, received into the community, administered and at change of shift as required by policies and procedures of Independence Village and applicable state/federal regulations.Routinely inspects, cleans and monitors equipment and supplies to ensure resident safety. Reports any equipment or supply issues to the Nurse for correction or repair.Obtains, records and reports vital signs as indicated during the administration of medications.Demonstrates awareness of proper infection control practice by using Universal Precautions and following policies and procedures of StoryPoint, including OSHAs Blood-borne Pathogen Standard and StoryPoint Exposure Control Plan.Communicates to residents, family, staff and others in accurate and factual manner and seeks clarification from or refers questions to Nurse when indicated.Perform other duties as assigned.Skills for Success:Building strong resident relationships, 1440 Care Standards.Making good and timely decisions.Taking on new challenges with a sense of urgency.Working efficiently and effectively and continuously improves.Working well with others to meet shared goals.Communicating clearly and frequently.Relating openly and honestly with diverse group of people.Rebounding quickly from setbacks.Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said.Gaining the confidence and trust and others.Using feedback and personal reflection to gain personal insight into strengths and weaknesses.Being flexible and approachable.General Working Conditions:This position entails standing for long periods of time. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to communicate effectively with others, sit, stand, walk and use hands to handle keyboard, telephone, paper, files, and other equipment and objects. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to review detailed documents and read computer screens. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The work environment requires appropriate interaction with others. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. Occasional travel to different locations may be required.We have comprehensive benefit packages that include health, dental, vision, 401(k), income protection, and extraordinary work-life benefits.Connecting Seniors, Families and CommunitiesFor over 37 years, our senior living communities have served seniors and their families across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, and Tennessee, with each location offering unique services including independent, enhanced, and assisted living, as well as memory care and rehabilitation and skilled nursing. Through forming authentic connections and committing to creating the absolute best experiences each day for our residents and their families, weve created a special culture within our communities that allows our employees to do their best work and our residents to shine every day.Not Just Making Every Day Great. Making Every Minute Great. There are 1,440 minutes in every single day. We aspire to make each one of them an exceptional moment. This philosophy is supported by our 6 powerful, yet simple pillars: Dream Big, Have Courage, Take Initiative, Be Accountable, Give Back & Enjoy it. We strive to fulfill the aspirational yet unattainable goal of creating the absolute best experience with every person, in every interaction, every minute of every day.It begins with empowering our employees. Every employee, at every level of the company, is expected to perform like a leader. Everyone is encouraged and expected to put the needs of each other above everything else. No one here just does their job The mission is to create the absolute best experiences. This emphasis on putting people first has helped us successfully grow for the right reasons.We have developed an environment that attracts dreamers, adventurers, creators, givers and believers to seek career opportunities with us. We find people who believe that true happiness is only found in the service of others. We want high-performers with diverse skill-sets and big hearts. We treat each other as family and find that close collaboration creates the biggest ideas.If you love serving others, and are looking for an opportunity to thrive, CommonSail Investment Group and our businesses is your destination.This classification description is intended to indicate the general kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that are required of positions given this title and should not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of the employees under her/his supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.Equal Opportunity EmployerClick on glassdoor to see our employee testimonials#IVINDby Jobble

Keywords: Independence Village, Cleveland , Certified Medication Aide - Up to $20, Other , Avon Lake, Ohio

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