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Medication Technician / Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Company: Monroe, GA Area
Location: Monroe
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Purpose:

To perform non-professional direct patient care duties under the supervision of nursing personnel and to assist in maintaining a positive physical, social, emotional and spiritual environment for the residents.

Essential Functions:

Job Functions:

* Assist residents with medications as ordered by their physician(s).

* Documents all functions related to medication management as required by regulation, and by community protocols as defined in the medication training program.

* Obtains, receives, and stores medication(s) from pharmacy.

* Participates in the medication training program and demonstrates competency per the competency checklist.

* Maintains order, cleanliness in medication storage area.

* Assist residents with daily bath, dressing, grooming, dental care, bowel and bladder functions, preparation for activities within the community, reminders of medical appointments, and basic room care.

* Provide functions as directed by supervisor including daily and ongoing records including vital signs, weight and measure residents, and observe and report presence of skin breakdowns; review care plans daily; report changes in resident conditions to supervisor ; and, record all necessary charting entries and report all accidents and incidents.

* Prepare residents for meals and snacks and perform after-meal resident care.

* Maintain resident confidentiality; treat residents with kindness, dignity and respect; know and comply with Residents Rights rules; and promptly report all resident complaints, accidents and incidents to supervisor.

* Assist as directed in proper admission, transfer and discharge of residents, inventory resident possessions and report defective equipment to administration.

* Understand and use Universal Precautions and follow established infections control, hazardous communication and other safety rules; ensure cleanliness of assigned residents rooms; properly maintain and record resident restraints; and, promptly report all violations of safety and sanitation rules to supervisor.

* Attend and participate in orientation, training, educational activities and staff meeting.

* Any other tasks, assignments, projects or requests as deemed by management.

Qualifications:

* High School education preferred.

* Must be 18 years of age or older.

* Must read, write, speak and understand English.

* Completion of training program for certification.

* Previous experience with geriatric nursing preferred.

* Knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering basic first aid and resident care.

* Basic understanding of aseptic and sterile techniques.

* Good physical and mental health; neat, clean, well groomed and responsible.

* Patience, tact, enthusiasm and positive attitude toward the elderly.

* Must have upper body strength adequate to bend, lift, shift, move, and/or assist in moving articles of more than twenty-five pounds.

* Must be able to squat, reach, stretch without distress, Must be able to tolerate extended periods walking, standing.

Keywords: Monroe, GA Area, Atlanta , Medication Technician / Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Other , Monroe, Georgia

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