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Medication Aide

Company: Five Star Senior Living
Location: Carthage
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

Key Responsibilities

The Opportunity

We are seeking compassionate Certified Medication Aide to provide support for our community's residents with the essential day-to-day tasks they can no longer perform or need help with. Certified Medication Aide is responsible for administering daily medication residents. Duties include monitoring residents, reporting changes, and collecting samples.

The ideal medication aide will be extremely detail-oriented and possess in-depth knowledge of resident care procedures. Providing excellent resident care is a vital part of this job, which is why excellent communication and interpersonal skills are needed.

What You'll Do

Provide Care

  • Deliver routine daily medications, either prescription or non-prescription, to residents.
  • Record medication dosages and times.
  • Observe residents and document changes in their condition.
  • Gather samples for analysis.
  • Ensure equipment is routinely inspected and cleaned.
  • Uphold all health and safety standards.
  • Follows federal, state, and agency regulations to protect own health and that of others Communicate
    • Coordinate with different nurses to assist with resident care and medications.
    • Follow written or verbal instructions on how to manage medications.
    • Respond to resident emergency call signals, bells, or intercom systems to identify residents needs.
    • Protects confidential client information unless otherwise required to promote client safety and welfare
    • Seeks guidance from the nurse as needed to perform tasks safely and efficient What You'll Bring

      Experience & Education
      • High school diploma or relevant qualification.
      • Must be a certified medication aide.
      • A minimum of 1 year experience as a medication aide.
      • Able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
      • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
      • Good understanding of medical and pharmacological terminology.
      • CPR/First Aid Certification desired (unless required by the State)
      • Previous experience in long-term care preferred Engagement
        • Working experience alone, on a team, and on projects start to finish
        • Strong emotional intelligence and listening skills
        • Dedication to the medical field, especially towards working with the elderly
        • Must pass State and company background checks and drug test.

Keywords: Five Star Senior Living, Fayetteville , Medication Aide, Other , Carthage, North Carolina

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