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Certified Medication Technician

Senior Commons @ Powder Mill
Job Description

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE HAS:

  • A passion for helping seniors
  • A desire to contribute to a positive atmosphere in the community for residents, family & friends, and all team members.

A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

$12.00-$14.00 per Hour

SUMMARY:

Medication Technicians after completing required training shall be certified by the applicable State Agency. Medication Technicians work under the direct or indirect Supervision of a RN or LPN. The duties include the administration of approved medication with knowledge of effects and side effects of each medication administered and charting this administration.

Prior to being assigned regular duties, each Medication Technician shall successfully complete the facility’s orientation training program.

All Medication Technicians are required to participate in the facility’s regularly scheduled in-service training programs. Upon request of the program Director, Medication Technicians shall participate in specialized staff training programs.

Medication Technicians who are responsible for the Residents’ well being and medication administration must not have a physical or emotional problem that would interfere with normal daily functioning and the provisions of appropriate care.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Shall be fluent in the ability to communicate in the English language, both oral and written, particularly as such communication relates to understanding and making notes in the residents’ records with respect to Medication Management.
  • Education: Must have successfully completed a State approved program and demonstrate to a RN or LPN (who has successfully completed the required State medication technician training requirements (“Train the Trainer”)) the ability to successfully pass the State established evaluation checklist. This evaluation and objective must be completed by such RN or LPN according to State regulations and these evaluations will be maintained in the employee’s file.
  • Certificates/ Licenses: Required to maintain required certification and to provide copies of the documentation to the RN or LPN.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

The responsibilities of the Certified Medication Technician include but are not limited to the following

  1. Understands the ethical and legal responsibilities inherent in the administration of medication.
  2. Has knowledge and understanding of medication, abbreviations, common side effects, adverse reactions, expected action, look alike medication, drug interaction, importance of prompt reporting of unwanted effects, proper storage, and use of reference.
  3. Knowledge, understanding and use of apothecary and metric measurement and simple conversion.
  4. Ability to properly and safely set up and administer non-injectable medications with the exception of all Schedule II Drugs.
  5. Ability to properly chart medications administered and immediately report to the charge nurse those medications not administered for any reason.
  6. Answering emergency calls and attending to residents’ needs promptly.
  7. Assisting with resident care as time and need dictates.
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