Volunteers of America is looking for a Med-Tech to join our team at Homestead of Rochester Community!
**MUST BE TMA CERTIFIED***
OBJECTIVE: The primary purposes of the Medical Assistant/Med Tech/CNA are to maintain our pharmacy database with up-to-date and accurate information. Responsibilities include ordering, receiving, storage, distribution and discontinuation of participant's medications and maintaining all required documentation for medication and treatment administration.
Primary Job Responsibility: Under the supervision of the Clinical Services Manager, responsible for daily operations of the Senior CommUnity Care Medication Department.
Front-End Medication Department Operations:
- Order Processing: Responsible for processing of all medication orders for all participants through direct input (75%) or processing of medication orders inputted by staff provider (25%) with respect to providing full, complete, and legal prescriptions to dispensing pharmacy as defined by pharmacy protocol and state/federal regulation.
- Cycle-System: Responsible for coordination with pharmacy and relevant Senior CommUnity Care departments to maintain participant medication schedules (maintenance of cycle system) through implementation of new medication orders, mid-cycle medication changes, discontinuations, and reconciliations through transition process as prescribed by policy.
- Reconciliation/Transitions: Responsible for medication reconciliation through transition periods (LTC/Hospital/ALF discharge) for all participants and facilitating any changes required.
- Communication With Providers: Responsible for communication with both PACE and community-based providers in regard to medication orders, clarifications, and pharmacy recommendations. Also responsible for communication between pharmacy and prescriber.
- Community Pharmacy Network (CPN): Responsible for coordinating with local pharmacies to obtain urgent medications that are not available through on-site dispensing. Coordination involves transmission of medication order, demographics, and insurance billing information.
- On-Site Medication Dispensing (ATM): Responsible for inventory and maintenance of on-site medication stock as provided through pharmacy. Also responsible for equipment and computer maintenance and reporting functions.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.
- Must have a valid driver's license and have means of transportation.
- Education: A minimum of high school education is required. CNA is required. Completion of a state approved training program in medication administration with certificate received.
- Experience: Registered or certified nursing assistant in long-term care. Minimum of one-year experience working with a frail or elderly population required.
- Other Skills and Abilities Required:
- Effective communicator with staff, families and outside agencies.
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action and as delegated by the licensed nurse.
- Ability to prioritize duties.
- Customer service oriented with knowledge of successful customer service techniques.
- Ability to understand resident's charts, doctor's orders, participant's plan of care, medication orders and to communicate with residents and staff.
- Numerical ability necessary for proper measuring of medication and to monitor specific resident cares.
- Computer experience and ability to learn new programs. Data entry.
- Must be detailed-oriented.
- Motor coordination and manual dexterity are required to move and use hands easily and skillfully while passing medications and giving treatments.
- Must be able to safely perform the essential functions of the job without harm to self or others.
- Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
- Able and willing to work flexible hours, such as during an emergency situation.
- Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.
- Only acts within the scope of his or her authority to practice. Must meet a standardized set of competencies for the specific position description established by Senior Community Care and approved by CMS before working independently.