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Medication Technician - Part-time

Company: Vi Living
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Vi is recognized as a Great Place to Work and one of Glassdoor's 100 Best Companies to work for. Learn from the best and accelerate your nursing career with Vi. What We Offer: Competitive hourly pay Luxury work environment Award-winning training and development Excellent benefits Tuition reimbursement Paid Time Off (PTO) plan that starts on day one Medical TechnicianResponsible for a number of functions to support medical staff and assist with the clinical and technical aspects of care within limits of certification for residents. Performs other duties as assigned. This is a safety sensitive position.Principal Accountabilities / Essential Job Functions: Administers resident oral and topical medication(s), as prescribed by a physician and within the scope of practice of a Med Tech, including, but not limited to: o Verifies identity of resident receiving medication. Presents medication to resident and observes ingestion or other application. Records name of drug, dosage, and time of administration in the system of record. Takes and records vital signs or observes resident to detect response to specified types of medications and prepares report or notifies designated team members of unexpected reactions. Documents reasons prescribed drugs are not taken. Maintains related medical records under supervision of the nurse and/or medical staff. Gives direct patient care, such as bathing, dressing, and feeding patients, and assisting in examinations and treatments. May receive supply of ordered medications and store per protocol. May record and restock medication inventories. Follows written and/or verbal instructions on how to manage medications. Identifies and reports deviations from safe practice. Adheres to policies and guidelines of regulatory agencies (i.e. OSHA). Provides escort service to residents as directed by supervisor. Notifies supervisor and oncoming staff of resident changes of condition, as they occur. Provides safe, efficient, and costeffective quality care. Documents care per policy and procedures. Communicates and collaborates with other members of the healthcare team to resolve resident problems and enhance care delivery and service. Participates in quality assessment and performance improvement activities; successfully adapts to changes. Demonstrates understanding of and commitment to the Company's Mission, Values, and Resident Care Philosophy and Standards of Care and Practice through behavior and attitude. Responsible for upholding resident rights. Maintains Infection Control Protocols in all aspects of daily duties. Performs duties in a timely and efficient manner on a shift/schedule determined by the facility. May perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), use Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and render First Aid in emergency situations. Attends/complies with assisted living/care center meetings, mandatory in-services and committee meetings. Participates in orientation of new employees. Manages emergency situations based on the Company's safety and disaster policies. RequirementsEducation and Experience: Education: High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent is preferred. Work Experience: Prior experience working with geriatric clients is preferred; 6 months prior Medication Technician experience, preferred. Licensure / Certification: Current state certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant is preferred; completed the training to be a designated Med Tech is required or must be willing and able to complete Med Tech Training; Current CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certifications are required; Current First Aid certification is required or must be willing and able to become First Aid Certified. Must be able to pass a comprehensive test based on basic pharmacology and medication safety. Create your own story There's a reason you chose healthcare as your life's work. At Vi, we'd like to help you rediscover it. For you, it's always been about people, not just the care you provide. If there's a part of you that is looking for deeper levels of engagement with both residents and your team, we encourage you to consider joining Viin a place like no other with people like no other. Bring life to your career! Equal Opportunity Employerminorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity Location Address620 Sandhill Road, Palo Alto, California 94304

Keywords: Vi Living, Palo Alto , Medication Technician - Part-time, Professions , Palo Alto, California

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