Second Shift Medication Assistant/Care Partner

Harbor Retirement Associates in Rock Hill, SC

  • Industry: Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology - Others
  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Job Details

Description

Essential Functions:

  • Checks each of the six (6) rights of medication administration three (3) different times: (1) When the medication is taken out of the med cart or cabinet; (2) Immediately before assisting with the medication; (3) Immediately after assisting with the medication.
  • Assists with medications to residents according to their Medication Observation Record (MOR)
  • Documents clearly and accurately on the MOR after a medication is taken or given, refused, held, discontinued, changed, disposed of, returned, in accordance with policy
  • Maintains a neat, clean, organized med cart/cabinet and restocks as needed
  • Provides residents with any treatments required as part of their individual service plan
  • Promotes and protects the rights to safe, prompt, and confidential treatment
  • Answers and responds immediately to resident calls
  • Respects the resident’s right to refuse medication and/or treatment
  • Explains to the resident what medication is being given and why, prior to assisting with or administering the medication
  • Observes the resident for any adverse reaction to the medication and reports to the DRC and/or supervisor immediately
  • Reports any and all medication errors honestly and immediately
  • Seeks assistance and advice from supervisor immediately if there are any doubts or questions when assisting with or administering medications or treatments
  • Responds to on-the-job injuries in accordance with policy
  • Notifies supervisor of any concerns or questions presented by the resident’s family member(s)
  • Adheres to universal precautions and all other infection control guidelines
  • Disposes infectious and/or potentially infectious waste according to OSHA regulations
  • Demonstrates respectful behavior in all interactions with residents, families, staff and other visitors to the community
  • Performs specific work duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Demonstrates knowledge of emergency procedures
  • Meets or exceeds health standards for appearance, sanitation and hygiene
  • The ability to work in a safe and alert manner
  • The ability to take ownership for associate’s safety and the safety of the residents
  • Must disclose any medication that might impair associate’s ability to perform the job safely or competently.
  • Provides quality care and assistance to residents in accordance with the resident philosophy and policies and resident rights

  • Assists residents in meeting their physical, emotional and spiritual needs

  • Adheres to each resident’s Level of Care (LOC), notifies supervisor of any changes in resident’s condition

  • Answers and responds to resident calls in a timely manner

  • Assists residents with Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

  • Checks residents every frequently and reports findings

  • Completes assignment sheets daily.

  • Encourages residents to attend meals in the dining room by escorting to and from Dining room

  • Assists residents with meals in ways that meet their individual needs and desires, while being cognizant of changes in appetites and physical abilities to eat and drink

  • Assists with cleaning and setting the dining room as directed by supervisor

  • Assists with cleaning and tidying resident’s room as directed by supervisor

  • Assists with resident's personal laundry as directed by supervisor

  • Establishes and maintains good relationships with residents and their families

  • Disposes of all incontinent products according to OSHA regulations and Company policy

  • Practices proper body mechanics when lifting following safety guidelines

  • Responds to resident emergencies

  • Works assigned schedule

  • Follows proper procedure for clocking in and out for shifts

  • Follows guidelines for uniforms and wears name badge daily

  • Follows policy on signing equipment in and out, and uses Company assigned equipment properly as intended

  • Non-Essential Functions:

  • Leads by example exhibiting the CORE Values through servant leadership
  • Encourages teamwork and promotes company philosophy
  • Attends required community meetings and participates Life Enrichment activities when able
  • Completes all required courses in adherence with HRA University
  • Is prompt and able to perform the required duties of the position on a regular, predictable basis
  • Becomes familiar and understands how to report a missing person using the Safe Return program or equivalent
  • Becomes familiar and understands the steps for fire evacuation
  • All associates are responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for all community residents

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