Amica Mature Lifestyles

  • Medication Care Partner

    Job Locations CA-BC-West Vancouver
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/7/2018 4:01 PM)
    System ID
    2018-3754
    Number of Positions
    2
    Job Category
    Nursing
    Job Status
    Part time: regularly scheduled shifts of 24 hours or less per week
  • Job Description

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    MEDICATION CARE PARTNER 
    Maison West Vancouver
    (Part Time)

     

    JOB SUMMARY
    The Medication Care Partner provides medication administration support to medically stable residents. The Medication Care Partner also assists residents with all activities of daily living (ADL), including personal hygiene and basic care; observing and reporting any changes in residents’ status to the Director of Wellness or Wellness Nurse.

     

    KEY DUTIES

     

    - Administers medication according to relevant legislative requirements and corporate policies and procedures by:
     

    • Administering and recording medication accurately;
    • Reporting any adverse resident reactions to medication to the Wellness Nurse immediately and documenting accurately and appropriately; and
    • Reporting medication errors immediately to the Wellness Nurse and documenting accurately and appropriately.

     

    - Reviews residents’ care plans and provides support with all required activities of daily living including, but not limited to, bathing, toileting, dressing, grooming, mobility, incontinence management, collecting and washing laundry, sorting and storing clean laundry and labeling personal items.

     

    - Monitors and documents residents’ inputs, outputs, vitals, weights, behavior, mobility, safety, involvement in activities and any other changes and reports to appropriate team members.

     

    - Records interventions on flow sheets and reports to registered team.
     
    - Escorts residents to social activity programs, appointments, dining room, etc.

     

    - Promptly answers emergency call systems.

     

    - Assists with move in, discharge and transfer of residents

     

    - Participates in regular in-service training and continuing education programs.

     

    - Evaluates effectiveness of care provided and reports this to registered team.

     

    - Maintains a clean and safe work environment and reports any equipment malfunctions.

     

    - Keeps the Director of Wellness promptly and fully informed of all problems or unusual matters of significance and takes prompt corrective action where necessary or suggests alternative courses of action which may be taken.

     

    - Performs all duties and responsibilities in a timely and effective manner in accordance with established company policies to achieve the overall objectives of the position.

     

    - Ensures that own work is carried out in accordance with applicable environmental, health and safety legislation, policies and procedures and all other legislation, policies and procedures relevant to the work.

     

    - Performs other related duties consistent with the duties outlined above as assigned.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS


    Education:
    High School Diploma and completion of an accredited Personal Support Worker program that meets legislative standards

     

    License/Designation:
    Medication Administration certification
    First Aid and CPR certified

     

    Experience:
    Six hundred (600) hours of related experience, including both class time and practical experience, preferably with clinical experience in a geriatric setting

     

    Knowledge:
    Medication administration standards 
    Residents’ activities of daily living (ADL), such as hygiene, optimal functioning, well-being and feeding
    Personal Support Worker routines and practices in a retirement care setting 
    Infection control guidelines
    Lifting, transferring and positioning techniques
    Rehabilitation and palliative approaches
    Legislative regulations and policies related to retirement care
    Changes in mobility of seniors and mechanical lifting devices
    Applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers

     

    Competencies, Skills & Abilities:
    Ability to contribute effectively as a team member
    Ability to treat residents with dignity, respect and care
    Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
    Ability to develop rapport with residents and their families
    Ability to organize and prioritize workload
    Ability to follow resident care plan and carry out activities as directed
    Ability to report resident needs through observation of their condition/behaviour
    Ability to follow safety procedures to maintain a safe and clean environment
    Ability to apply lifting, transferring and positioning techniques
    Ability to maintain confidentiality of resident information
    Ability to work in a flexible environment to meet the needs of the residents, including weekend and holiday coverage, as required

     

    Personal Suitability:
    Demonstrates a strong desire to serve and care for seniors 
    Open, friendly and responsive
    Able to apply tact, discretion and sound judgement
    Trustworthy, empathetic, reliable, punctual and adaptable
    Meets the physical demands of the job
    Shows initiative and commitment to excellence
    Client service oriented

     

    Desirable Qualifications:
    Courses in gerontology, aging or dementia are an asset

     

     Position Vacant Until Filled

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