HCR ManorCare Qualified Medication Aide in Austin, Texas

HCR Manor Care provides a range of services, including skilled nursing care, assisted living, post-acute medical and rehabilitation care, hospice care, home health care and rehabilitation therapy. Administers, prescribes medications to residents and maintains related medical records under supervision of Nurse Supervisor. In return for your expertise, you ll enjoy excellent training, industry-leading benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Be a part of the team leading the nation in healthcare.

4282 - Heartland Health Care Center - Austin, Texas Previous experience in long-term care preferred. Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing 25 pounds.

Job Specific Details:

Administers prescribed medications and treatments as defined by state regulations 1to residents and maintains related

medical records under supervision of Nurse Supervisor. Must be a Certified Medication Aide in the state of Texas.

Essential Job Functions

Every effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies

that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not

exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is a logical assignment to the position.

Residents Rights

? Ensures that all care is provided in privacy

? Ensures all protected health information is kept confidential

? Reports all complaints made by residents to supervisor

? Reports all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property

Safety and Sanitation

? Follows established safety policies and procedures

? Observes safety needs of residents as indicated in care plan

? Wears and/or uses safety equipment and supplies when indicated and properly trained to use

? Demonstrates job-specific knowledge of fire and disaster preparedness during drills or actual situations

Position Responsibilities

? Administers prescribed medications and treatments as defined by state regulations in accordance with approved

techniques and notes time and amount on resident?s chart.

? Verifies identity of resident receiving medication and records name of drug, dosage, and time of administration on

specified forms and records.

? Presents medication to residents and observes ingestion or other application, or administers medication, using

specified procedures.

? Observes resident, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies Nurse Supervisor or Physician of

resident?s condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.

? Documents reasons prescribed drugs are not administered and reports to nursing supervisor

? Records and restocks medication inventories.

? Prepares equipment and aids physicians during treatments and examination of residents.

? Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and determines

progress of residents.

? Checks residents in section regularly; Answers call light promptly; Follows through with resident problems or

needs by delivering care or reporting to supervisor depending upon level of ability and nature of resident need.

? Performs any miscellaneous work assignments as may be required.

Education

? Certified as required by state law.

Experience

? Previous experience in long-term care preferred.

Physical Demands

? Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing 25 pounds; Reaching, handling,

feeling, seeing.

Travel

? N/A

Working Conditions

? Inside with well-lighted, well-ventilated areas with some exposure to disagreeable conditions.

Principal Contacts

? Residents and nursing staff.

General Requirements

Must be able to execute the terms and conditions set forth in the HCR ManorCare Employee Handbook, including, but not

limited to:

a. Works in a safety-conscious manner, which ensures that safe work practices are used in order not to pose a risk

to self or others in the workplace. Reports any safety violations or hazards to supervisor

b. Complies with company policies and procedures and local, state, and federal regulations

c. Adheres to policy on Drug-Free Workplace

d. Interacts in a tactful, diplomatic, and humanistic manner with residents, families, visitors, and co-workers to

provide a safe, efficient, and therapeutically effective caring environment which ensures the self-respect, personal

dignity, rights and physical safety of each resident and facility guest

e. Maintains a dependable attendance record and adheres to standards of cleanliness, grooming, hygiene, and

dress code.

f. Takes positive action to ensure equal opportunity in the conduct of all business activities without regard to race,

color, religion, sex/gender, age, national origin, disability, citizenship, veteran status or any other legally protected

category.

Must be a certified Medication aide in good standing

Equal Opportunity Employer