Med Tech and Caregiver

Med Tech and Caregiver

Med Tech and Caregiver

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Job Description

Caregiver - Full-time

Department: Resident Care Services

Reports to: Health and Wellness Director & Administrator

Description of Position:

Coordinates resident care related to medications by working with all departments, the medical community, families and administrative staff to provide for resident needs with continuity and an adherence to the scope of practice and licensure for the community. Provides complete supervision of the medication room, pass techniques, documentation and supervision and provision of care related to medication in the community.

Responsibilities of the Medication Aide:

1.   Resident charts. Keeping documentation current (Community forms, licensing documentation, physician orders, incident reports., etc.)

2.   Communicate resident status changes to Lead Med Aide or Health and Wellness Director.

3.   Ensure all medication documentation is current and correct in E-MAR before administering.

4.   Ensure medication cart is completely stocked with all required continuous, PRN, Over-the-Counter (OTC), and other medications as ordered by the physician.

5.   Coordinate medication orders and deliveries with pharmacies; reordering medications on a weekly basis and as needed. This means utilizing the E-MAR to reorder as well as calling the pharmacy or family as needed to ensure there is always a supply of ordered medications at Maple Ridge Manor.

6.   Communicate with physicians and other healthcare providers as needed, including reporting falls, injuries, and/or changes in resident status. Communication may be via verbal in person, fax, or phone and should be communicated to Lead Med Aide as well as Director of Health and Wellness.

7.   Monitor Psychotropic med use is congruent with physician orders and ensuring resident behaviors actually warrant the use of medication. This should be charted in the resident’s E-MAR so that the Director of Health and Wellness can monitor.

8.   Control medication room access and key assignment, keys should be signed out at the beginning of every shift and signed back in at the end. Medication room door should always be shut when not in use.

9.   Pour, pass, and assist with administration of medications in accordance with state regulations. Provide mentorship for new Medication Aides.

10. Coordinate physician and other medical appointments. Notify Lead Aide and/or Health and Wellness Director to ensure any needs are communicated at time of appointment.


11. Read all communication notes regarding the community between the Caregiver shifts. Report any urgent communication to Lead Med Aide, Director of Health and Wellness.

12. Other duties as assigned.

All shifts are available, part time and full time

Every other weekend required

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