Medication Technician

New Horizons Senior Living - Charlotte, NC (30+ days ago)


Job Summary

The Medication Technician ( Med Tech) is responsible for dispensing medications to residents according to doctors' written orders, and under the supervision of the charge nurse.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The Med Tech must meet the following qualifications:

  • High School Diploma; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Certified CNA; current and valid license
  • Minimum 1-year Memory Care/Dementia experience in an industrial setting
  • Experience working with the aging population is preferred but not required.
  • First Aid and CPR Certification if required by state law

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in monitoring the medication program
  • Keep records updated in the medication administrative files; keep medication files and medical records current and up to date
  • Set-up and assist with self-administration of medication
  • Order and receive medication
  • Keep all medications in their appropriate storage areas and keep medication cupboards, carts and doors locked at all times
  • Regularly review the resident’s medication administration record, centrally stored record, pharmacy transaction record, and report any errors to the Director, Nursing
  • Regular, ongoing communication with the pharmacy, families, residents assisted living and management staff
  • Must be familiar with the residents' recent vital signs and blood glucose levels
  • Assist in updating the service plans and monthly care logs if needed
  • Assist residents in making doctor’s appointments and travel arrangements to and from appointments
  • Perform room visits and room checks on a regular basis

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Must have sufficient hearing and visual abilities to comprehend written or verbal communication
  • Must be able to perform tasks involving active standing, walking, extensive bending or stooping, and/or reaching objects during normal job duties
  • Must be able to lift 15 - 25 pounds using proper body mechanics

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Memory Care/Dementia: 1 year (Required)
  • Medication Technician: 1 year (Required)

License:

  • North Carolina Medication Technician Certification (Required)