Careers
Med Tech

SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Executive Director and Wellness Director, primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, administer medications to the residents in a safe, accurate, and timely manner.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Administers medications according to the physician order on the medication administration record (MAR).
  • Documents medications administered on the MAR in accordance with company policy. Checks MARs immediately after administration and prior to end of shift to ensure documentation is complete and accurate.
  • Conducts change of shift report with oncoming/outgoing shift personnel.
  • Maintains security of medication cart and narcotic keys during entire shift. Conduct narcotic count at the beginning and end of every shift in accordance with company policy and procedure.
  • Provides all necessary care and services to assigned residents and assists other caregivers as needed.
  • Works collaboratively with peers and other team members.
  • Provides assistance with Activities of Daily living such as with bathing, dressing, personal hygiene (includes shaving, oral care, nail care, hair care, foot care), toileting, eating and ambulation/mobility.
  • Maintains professional demeanor at all times when interacting with residents and families.
  • Reports any suspected or witnessed instances of verbal, mental, or physical abuse to licensed staff immediately.
  • Utilizes safe transfer techniques when assisting residents with mobility.
  • Participates in and supports the resident-centered activities program.
  • Care for sensory enhancement devices such as eyeglasses and hearing aids.
  • Completes housekeeping tasks such as bed-making, linen changes, vacuuming, emptying trash, and cleaning bathroom.
  • Washing residents’ laundry as needed.
  • Escorts residents and coordinates internal transportation needs.
  • Assists residents with personal correspondence/telephone usage when requested.
  • Observes and reports changes in residents’ physical condition and cognitive/emotional status to Wellness Director or charge nurse, as needed.
  • Conducts room checks and resident rounds.
  • Monitors for environmental safety hazards.
  • Assists in a variety of tasks related to dining (escort residents to dining room, assist with set up and clean tables, serve meals, bus tables, etc.).
  • Assists residents without swallowing difficulty with eating.
  • Responds to emergencies in a prompt and calm manner. Immediately reports such emergencies to the charge nurse.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and mandatory in-services.
  • Documents provision of services on company forms.
  • Uses tactful, diplomatic communication techniques in potentially sensitive or emotionally charged situations.
  • Follows-up with appropriate staff, residents, or other individuals regarding reported complaints, problems and concerns.
  • Acts as ambassador and public relations representative to guests and other off-campus visitors.
  • Copies special paperwork or forms.
  • Demonstrates an appreciation of the heritage, values, and wisdom of the residents and an understanding of the aging process.
  • Collaborates with associates in other departments to assure necessary care and services are provided.
  • Participates in projects or committees as assigned.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Excellent communication skills and a compassion for older adults
  • Must possess valid driver’s license.
  • Must be 21 years of age to obtain a CDL for American House
  • Ability to obtain a CDL license within 90 days of hire.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret facility forms, signs and product instructions.  Ability to speak clearly and interpret verbal communication.

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • High degree of interpersonal relationship skills
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Considerable initiative, judgment, and leadership skills
  • Telephone skills
  • Problem solving and logic skills
  • Computer skills
Community: 
Fort Myers
Job global location: 
Florida