Summary of Position: Responsible for assisting the residents with taking their medications utilizing appropriate procedures as outlined by the Resident Services Coordinator and in compliance with the State of Washington WACs. Review of WACs and facility policies regarding recording, documentation in the resident’s chart, sign off of the MAR, signifying completion of assisted task, and observation of residents changing condition where appropriate are required. Qualifications Required Numerical ability to verify strength of medication. Ability to read, write, speak and understand English. Current CPR certification and First Aid. Knowledge of universal precaution. Ability to assist with a variety of medication delivery systems including bottles, blister cards, and other systems as they become integrated into the medication pass. Ability to identify and verify on the medical record, the correct patient, time, dose, route, dosage form and drug as written on the MAR or physician order and the pharmacy printed label. Be aware of therapeutic effects and side effects. Watch for signs of unintended drug response, intolerance, idiosyncrasy, and/or allergy. Use reference material available including the house pharmacy hotline. Ability to assist with medications within one hour either way of the prescribed time, unless there are specific directions otherwise. Ability to use other diagnostic tools to take vital signs if directed by the physician on the MAR. Ability to use a glucometer, thermometer, blood pressure cuff, and oxygen concentrator or liquid oxygen. Ability to count and take responsibility for narcotics locked in the narcotic drawer. Log out C2 and C3 meds from the narcotic ledger at the time of administration assistance. Ability to relate positively, effectively and appropriately with residents, families, visitors and other community personnel. Written skills required to document resident incidents, and notify appropriate authority. Motor coordination and manual dexterity to sort and store medications in the medication cart. Ability to work as a team member. Possess special interest in and a positive attitude about working with geriatric residents.
We offer financial assistance for the HCA program. Will do on the job training for Mental Health and Dementia. Must have CPR, First Aid, Food Handlers within 30 days of hire. Must be able to pass a background check.
Negotiable based on experience
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Upon hiring and during your employment with us, we offer in house training.
AM Shift-6:30-2:30 PM Shift-2:30-10:30 Noc Shift-10:30-6:30