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Medication Aide/Caregiver

Company: Burcham Hills
Location: East Lansing
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Burcham Hills is a not-for-profit, Life Plan Community, which simply means everything a resident or client needs for every phase of life all in one location. We are located on 38 beautiful acres and provide our residents and clients security and a peace of mind by offering a complete continuum of care. Burcham Hills is the name mid-Michigan has trusted for over 45 years.

At Burcham Hills, it is our quest to employ positive staff who are searching for opportunities to give great care and recognize the value of delighting residents and clients. We offer the following benefits to our dedicated team of employees: Competitive pay based on your experience, Free Parking, in-house gym and wellness program, Holiday pay and shift/weekend premium pay , Generous tuition reimbursement, Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, and 401(k) programs with a discretionary match and a generous paid-time off package and many other benefits that are available. (*For eligible employees)

Everyone will receive support from an experienced interdisciplinary team committed to quality outcomes, on-the-job training, CEUs and skills development training. We are committed to creating a team that reflects society as a whole, while striving for a culture of excellence. Finding and hiring that talent ensures our current and future success. We always have opportunities for career advancement and we are pleased to be an equal opportunity employer.

Job Summary:

Provide residents with non-skilled nursing services in accordance with physicians orders in administration of medications and treatments. Provide assigned residents with routine daily nursing care and services in accordance with the residents assessment and care plan, and as directed by supervision.

Some Responsibilities and Duties as a Medication Aide:

  • Administer medication and treatments as prescribed by physician.
  • Monitor response to existing treatment plans, aware of prominent medication interactions and side effects; monitors residents for occurrence of such and notifies nurse.
  • Adhere to community infection control policies and procedures relevant to medication/treatment administration.
  • Administer medications as defined in medication procedure and according to the Medication Administration Record (MAR). Exhibit understanding of and follow medication policies and procedures.
  • Maintain residents records daily in a timely manner and in accordance with BHRC policy and procedure. This includes documentation related to: medication distribution, leisure activities; incidents and observations; charting any changes in residents physical condition and/or behaviors, visitors, etc. Observes and documents the health and emotional condition of each resident, promptly reporting all changes to the supervisor.
  • Maintain the cleanliness and organization of the medicine supply carts, auditing as directed by the Manager.
  • Receive reports on assigned residents MARS and any outstanding medication issues.
  • Count controlled substances with off-going nurse or med-tech, assume responsibility for assuring accuracy of count before accepting keys. Maintain keys securely.

Some Responsibilities and Duties as a Caregiver:

  • Review care plan daily. Observe and report all changes in the residents condition to the Clinical Service Supervisor as soon as practical.
  • Make resident comfortable.
  • Assist with transporting residents, as necessary. Assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning and transporting into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, according to care plan and/or standards.
  • Assist residents with daily oral, eye and ear care, toileting / bathing, dressing/undressing and other hygiene or daily activity functions according to care plan. Change dressings, bandages, binders, bedding etc., as instructed.
  • Maintain intake and output records as instructed. Record all entries on flow sheets, notes, charts, etc.
  • Answer resident calls promptly and check on them frequently.
  • Maintain an effective, friendly working relationship with health professionals, physicians, consultants, and family members.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum of 3 months related experience and/or training in direct service with older adults, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • CNA or nursing coursework completed is preferred.
  • Knowledge of dementia, particularly Alzheimers type is helpful.
  • Ability to work extended or flexible hours, as necessary.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to residents, residents families, and other associates of the company.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English and understand and follow written and oral instructions.

If you want a rewarding career enriching the lives of those we serve with compassion, respect, and excellence, we invite you to consider Burcham Hills.

Keywords: Burcham Hills, East Lansing , Medication Aide/Caregiver, Other , East Lansing, Michigan

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