Qualified Medication Aide – Residential & Health Center
The qualified medication aide administers non-parenteral medications and performs treatments according to physician orders and within scope of practice under the direction of supervisory personnel.
GENERAL JOB REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
- Supports the mission; resident life, health, and wellness philosophy; and the code of professional ethics of BHI Senior Living, Inc.
- Understands and abides by the BHI Senior Living, Inc., personnel policies and other policies and procedures which apply to his/her department.
- Attends work as scheduled, maintains acceptable personal appearance/hygiene, follows the designated dress code policy, and keeps work area in neat, clean, and orderly condition.
- Understands and complies with job performance requirements.
- Demonstrates good judgment in the performance of job duties.
- Supports customer service efforts and initiatives while exhibiting quality customer service behaviors.
- Demonstrates kindness, tact, and courtesy toward all residents, family members, colleagues, outside vendors, and other visitors to the BHI Senior Living’s corporate office and/or facilities.
- Treats all matters concerning the corporation, facilities, staff, and residents with strict confidentiality.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Administers non-parenteral medications and performs treatments according to written physicians’ orders and scope of practice. Notes any adverse reactions and takes appropriate measures, including notifying charge nurses and/or Director of Nursing.
- Assists in admission and assessment of new residents.
- Administers PRN medication and performs PRN treatments upon authorization of charge nurses, nursing supervisor, and/or the director of nursing.
- Takes and records temperatures, pulses, respirations, and blood pressures per facility written policy.
- Adheres to a schedule of times for each resident and makes adjustments to that schedule as needed.
- Changes incontinent residents as necessary and rinses dirty linen before sending to the laundry.
- Make routine rounds of assigned residents.
- Observes and reports unusual symptoms, changes, accidents, and injuries to the charge nurse, nursing supervisor, and/or the director of nursing in a timely manner.
- Documents pertinent information on resident’s records according to facility written policy and the Indiana Department of Health regulations.
- Performs restorative nursing procedures and provides follow-up.
- Understands and supports social service and activity programming.
- Functions as a certified nursing assistant when assigned by the charge nurse, nursing supervisor, and/or the director of nursing.
- Maintains accountability for charting in writing medications, treatments, vital signs, nurses notes, restraint records, and any other pertinent information.
- In performance of assigned job duties, interacts with residents in a cheerful/positive manner and shall be respectful of resident’s personal belongings
- Teamwork and participation: Maintains an effective relationship with all departments and professional staff; and participates on facility committees as assigned.
- Reporting and response:
- Reports verbally or in writing unusual resident behavior to supervisory personnel or a representative of the nursing department.
- Reports verbally or in writing concerns expressed by family members, visitors, or other persons visiting the facility to supervisory personnel or a representative of the nursing department.
- Communicates, either verbally or in writing, any problems or concerns to his/her supervisor.
- Reports all equipment malfunctions/breakdowns and other maintenance needs to supervisory personnel.
- Responds to emergency situations effectively and efficiently and, in case of an emergency, provides direct assistance to residents in evacuating building.
- Training requirements: a. Attends required in-service meetings and departmental staff meetings and completes any written, verbal, or visual requirements.
- Continually updates knowledge of current trends/developments by reading state and federal regulations relevant to the activity department and assures compliance with these within the department.
- Receives knowledge of and demonstrates the ability to perform all fire and safety, tornado, and disaster evacuation procedures and participates in all subsequent disaster preparedness training exercises.
- Maintains knowledge and training in exposure control plan and universal precautions.
- Attends continuing educational workshops and seminars at the discretion of the director of resident services and/or the executive director.
- Performs other duties as requested by the program director, director of resident services, and/or the executive director.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS – JOB RELATED SKILLS
Must have successfully completed a state-approved curriculum/program entitled “Administration of Medication for Unlicensed Nursing Personnel” and be certified as a QMA. Must meet in-service requirements regarding pharmaceuticals and all other requirements to maintain licensure. At minimum, must be able to acquire sufficient knowledge and learn new skills through on-the-job training and instructions to satisfactorily meet job performance requirements at the end of the introductory period. Additionally, the employee must demonstrate the following: ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; basic computer related skills; and other skills as required
Do you want to work for one of the best 5 star communities in Indianapolis?
We are just the place and are looking to add some outstanding professionals to our nursing team.
We are looking for day shift (6:30AM-7PM) to support our health center. Our nursing
schedule is set up so that if the complete schedule is worked each pay period, 8 hours of
overtime will be included in the compensation every two weeks. We also
offer PTO(accruing immediately upon hire), medical, dental, optical insurances and retirement