Medication LPN**$6,000.00 Sign-on Bonus**

US-IA-Windsor Heights
2 months ago
Job ID
2017-1939
# of Openings
1
Category
PACE Pathways

Overview

Purpose of the Job:  

Primary purpose of this position is the coordination of the participant medication process that begins with medication delivery from the contracted pharmacy and continues through medication administration or destruction.  May also assist in treatment, examination, and education of participants as directed by the Clinical Nurse Supervisor (CNS). Maintains the participant’s medical record with thorough documentation. Supports and lives out Immanuel’s Mission and CHRIST Promises.

Responsibilities

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Key Areas

Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job

75%

Participant Care

 

  • Checks in medication deliveries from contracted pharmacy per protocol, ensuring adequate supply for each participant. Audits medications delivered for accuracy as directed by the CNS, clarifying any discrepancies with Primary Care Provider (PCP).
  • Coordinates, prepares, and ensures accuracy of medications for delivery to participant homes, coordinating with transportation for PACE deliveries.
  • Administers scheduled and prn medications to participants at PACE during participant’s Center days.
  • Performs scheduled and prn glucose checks for participants at PACE during participant’s Center days.
  • Assures daily narcotic count is completed per protocol on days the Center is open.
  • Collaborates with participant’s and in-home nursing staff on PRN/bulk medication use to decrease medication waste.
  • Coordinates and maintains Clinic supply of stock meds, ensuring adequate supply is available and medications removed for use are replaced promptly.
  • At Iowa PACE sites: Coordinates and maintains Clinic Automatic Teller Machine (ATM)/Medicine Cabinet ensuring adequate supply is available and medications removed for use are replaced promptly. (This is completed by the MD at Nebraska PACE sites).
  • At Iowa PACE sites: Preps meds from ATM for participant delivery per PCP orders. (This is completed by the MD at Nebraska PACE sites).
  • Coordinates and maintains Clinic Emergency Medication Box (Ebox), ensuring adequate supply is available and that medications removed for use are replaced promptly.
  • Performs scheduled audits of Ebox, ATM, and stock medications for expired medications and ensures prompt replacement of these medications.
  • Ensures destruction of expired and discontinued medications per policy.
  • Ensures destruction of narcotic medications per policy.
  • Coordinates and manages participant refill requests.
  • Coordinates medication returns with contracted pharmacy.
  • Verifies PACE Medication Administration Records System (MARS) against facility MARS as directed by CNS and clarifies any discrepancies with PCP & facility staff.
  • Maintains the Medication room and Supplies Checklists.
  • Maintains regular attendance at and participates in meetings, communicating any participant changes.
  • Communicates any medication related concerns to the CNS.
  • Monitors participant’s response to medical treatment plan and nursing interventions, and revises plan of care as necessary.
  • Collaborates with other health care professionals and caregivers regarding provision of participant’s health care.
  • Manages and reviews participant’s records, charts, pertinent information and staff’s documentation. Documents in medical records, as needed, according to Immanuel Pathways standards.
  • May assist in treatment, examination and education of participants as directed by the CNS or Clinic RN.
  • Educates family and caregivers in regards to care, medications and treatments.

20%

Compliance

 

  • Follows all Immanuel Pathways policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety guidelines.
  • Acts within the scope of his or her authority to practice.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of all company procedures, results, and information about participants or families.
  • Maintains safe working environment. Follows Immanuel Pathways Safety policies and procedures.
  • Implements Exposure Control Plan.
  • Complies with Emergency Preparedness Plan.
  • Uses proper lifting and push/pull techniques, uses gait belt assistance on participant transfers as needed.

5%

Other

 

  • Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings.
  • Maintains professional affiliations and any required certifications.
  • Performs other duties as required or requested.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

Education-

  • Current Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) License, in the respective state in which he/she lives.

Experience-

  • One (1) year of nursing experience in a hospital, nursing home or community based setting.
  • One (1) year of experience in working with the frail or elderly population required.

Other Requirements –

  • Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) is required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and have means of reliable transportation.

 

KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-

  • Knowledge base of health care problems of the frail elderly.
  • Ability to prepare and administer medication and treatments accurately and timely.
  • Knowledge of home care services nursing principles and practices, with particular reference to the elderly.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, instruments and equipment and how to use them.
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe working
  • Skilled in written and oral communication.
  • Skilled in decision making and critical thinking skills.
  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with participants, medical staff, staff members and family caregivers.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. .
  • Ability to foster collaborative working relationships.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently plan, prioritize and follow-up on delegated responsibilities.
  • Ability to exhibit high standard of ethics, accountability and responsibility.
  • Ability to place a high value on treating others with dignity and respect.
  • Ability to chart via Electronic Health Records (EHR).
  • Proven experience and basic computer proficiency (internet, email, Microsoft Office).

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