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Qualified Medication Aide (QMA) - Up to $22

Company: StoryPoint
Location: Granger
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Medication Aide StoryPoint of GrangerPosition Summary:As a Medication Assistant you will assist residents in administering their daily medication.Required Experience for Medication Aide:High School Diploma or GED required.Previous Healthcare, Geriatrics, Caregiving, or experience working with the elderly population preferred.Ability to adjust to many types of personalities and situations.Must have aptitude for dementia-related situations.Realization that incompetence and errors may have serious consequences for residents.Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm as well as be willing to assist residents based on what cognitive level they are experiencing.Must be at least 18 years of age.Must have current CPR and First Aid certification.Must have CMA certification.Must have a TB clearance.Responsibilities for Medication Aide:Prepare and administer medication and treatments as ordered by physician in accordance with policy and procedures.Verify identity of resident before administering medication or treatment.Follow hand-washing policy for medication passing, universal precautions and infection control.Order mediations, supplies, and equipment as necessary in accordance with established policy.Remove expired or discontinued medications for cart and resident apartments as required in accordance with established procedure.Ensure medication records are accurate for your shift and keys are always accounted for.Review medication sheets for completeness and accuracy.Report all discrepancies noted concerning physician's orders, medication count or any other unusual situations and complaints regarding resident services and care to your immediate supervisor.Chart and perform documentation duties are required in accordance with community policy and procedures.Assist in admit, transfer and discharge of residents as requested.Review charts for specific treatment, medication, diet orders, etc. as needed.Notify nurse in charge of changes in resident condition, (including medication and treatment refusal).Make sure work areas (medication and treatment cart, medication room, nurse's station, etc.) are maintained in a clean, sanitary manner.Always show courtesy, respect and positive attitude to residents, family's visitors and associates.Report accidents and incidents observed on the shift they occurred. Report suspected abuse immediately.Document important events in the 24-hour report.Assist with activities of daily living.Encourage the Social development of each resident.Assist with light housekeeping including emptying the trash and changing linens.Escort residents to and from dining areas for meals; assist with tasks related to dining as needed.Perform any duties delegated by supervisor in order to maintain the self-respect, personal dignity and physical safety of each resident while adhering to the standards of Residents Rights and all applicable state, Federal and local licensing requirements and regulations.General Working Conditions:This position entails standing for long periods of time. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to communicate effectively with others, sit, stand, walk and use hands to handle keyboard, telephone, paper, files, and other equipment and objects. The employee must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and push/pull equipment frequently. The employee is expected to possess good organization skills, with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. The employee must be compassionate and empathetic. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee may frequently bend, reach, grasp, and climb. The employee may need to squat and kneel. The work environment requires appropriate interaction with others. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. Occasional travel to different locations may be required.Connecting Seniors, Families and CommunitiesFor over 37 years, our senior living communities have served seniors and their families across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, and Tennessee, with each location offering unique services including independent, enhanced, and assisted living, as well as memory care and rehabilitation and skilled nursing. Through forming authentic connections and committing to creating the absolute best experiences each day for our residents and their families, we've created a special culture within our communities that allows our employees to do their best work and our residents to shine every day.Not Just Making Every Day Great. Making Every Minute Great. There are 1,440 minutes in every single day. We aspire to make each one of them an exceptional moment. This philosophy is supported by our 6 powerful, yet simple pillars: Dream Big, Have Courage, Take Initiative, Be Accountable, Give Back & Enjoy it. We strive to fulfill the aspirational yet unattainable goal of creating the absolute best experience with every person, in every interaction, every minute of every day.It begins with empowering our employees. Every employee, at every level of the company, is expected to perform like a leader. Everyone is encouraged and expected to put the needs of each other above everything else. No one here just "does their job" The mission is to create the absolute best experiences. This emphasis on putting people first has helped us successfully grow for the right reasons.We have developed an environment that attracts dreamers, adventurers, creators, givers and believers to seek career opportunities with us. We find people who believe that true happiness is only found in the service of others. We want high-performers with diverse skill-sets and big hearts. We treat each other as family and find that close collaboration creates the biggest ideas.If you love serving others, and are looking for an opportunity to thrive, CommonSail Investment Group and our businesses is your destination.This classification description is intended to indicate the general kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that are required of positions given this title and should not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of the employees under her/his supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.Equal Opportunity EmployerClick on glassdoor to see our employee testimonials#SPIND

Keywords: StoryPoint, South Bend , Qualified Medication Aide (QMA) - Up to $22, Other , Granger, Indiana

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