Care Partner - PRN

US-NE-Lincoln
3 months ago
Job ID
2017-1383
# of Openings
1
Category
Healthcare Services

Overview

Purpose of the Job: 

The role of the Medication Aide is to provide Christ-centered service in resident care and support. Responsibilities in addition to resident care include charting, reporting, and monitoring resident’s condition. The Medication Aide maintains a safe and clean environment and documents any incidents involving a resident. Supports and lives out Immanuel’s Mission and CHRIST Promises.

Responsibilities

Key Areas

Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job

Resident Care

  • Offers resident assistance in personal care, health maintenance and daily activities of living such as bathing, grooming, dressing, transfers, ambulation, toileting and serving of meals and laundry.
  • Provides assistance to and from activities, appointments in accordance with service agreement while encouraging as much independence as appropriate for each individual.
  • Administers medication as requested by the resident and in accordance with Nebraska regulations governing the provision of medications by the Medication Aide-40 hour certification.

Documentation Duties

  • Performs accurate reporting and documentation in the electronic health care software using established procedures, policies and standards of Immanuel and State guidelines. Information may include, but is not limited to vital signs, weight, behavior and mobility. 
  • Documents resident incidents, accidents, emergencies or unusual behavior.  Completes administrative duties required or as requested such as copying and faxing.

Compliance

  • Maintains a safe and clean environment.
  • Follows procedures for proper equipment use, infection control, disaster plans, per policy and regulatory guidelines.

Other

  • Maintain registry requirements as determined by the medication act and Nebraska Assisted Living Regulations including education hours, in-services, and/or reporting.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

 

Qualifications

Education-

 

  • High school graduate or equivalent is required. 
  • Minimum 18 years of age according to state regulation and current Medication Aide 40- Hour on the Medication Aide Registry is required.
  • Certified Nurse’s Aide is preferred

Experience-

 

  • One (1) year of general work experience is required.
  • Work-related experience is desired.

Other Requirements-

 

  • Certified as a First Responder in CPR/AED and First Aid by national standards or willingness to obtain within 60 days of hire.

KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-

 

  • Knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices in a care giving function.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, instruments and equipment and how to use and maintain them.
  • Knowledge of physical, mental, spiritual, and social needs of the senior and/or frail elderly population and their families.
  • Skilled in use of computer and certain necessary programs.
  • Ability to develop relationships with residents, co-workers, and management.
  • Ability to communicate clearly.
  • Ability to work shifts as posted and/or required.

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