The Medication Technician works under the direction of the LPN Supervisor to administer medications and treatments as prescribed by the resident's physician. May also perform the usual and customary duties of a caregiver as assigned.
Administers and or assists with the self administration of routine and non-routine medications including injectible medication in accordance to physician orders and nursing practice as directed by the LPN Supervisor. Also, may administer insulin under the direction of LPN Supervisor.
Completes simple nursing treatments and monitors residents' vital signs as directed.
Maintains accurate records of medications and treatments administered or omitted on each resident's clinical sheet (MARS), including the reason medication was omitted or PRN medication was given.
Records narcotics administered or received on the appropriate controlled drug count sheet, reporting all medication errors immediately.
Reports and records changes in resident conditions, incidents and accidents to LPN Supervisor, physician and family members as indicated by La Posada policy.
Routinely communicates with physician, pharmacy and family as indicated to assure medications are received in a timely manner.
Properly stores medications and equipment and keeps the medication room clean and orderly.
Removes out-dated or discontinued medications for return to the pharmacy.
Provides direct resident care while promoting resident dignity, independence and choice. Regularly observes residents' physical and mental conditions and reports changes to LPN Supervisor.
Assists with or performs resident ADLs, takes vital signs and weights and accurately documents care services provided and observations on communication log and incident reports.
Greets residents, visitors and staff courteously and in a manner that respects dignity, confidentiality standards and promotes individual rights. Demonstrates the mission and philosophy of La Posada.
Follows and supports community fire safety and infection control practices and promptly reports any unsafe conditions or equipment to a supervisor.
Performs First Aid and initiates emergency response procedures as required.
Attends and participates in training, in-services and staff meetings.