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Resident Medication Assistant

Company: Eskaton Village Grass Valley
Location: Grass Valley
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

*** $1,500 Sign-On Bonus for those hired before March 31, 2022! Some restrictions apply ***Open shift schedules include:AM Shifts - 6 AM-2:30 PMPM Shifts - 2 PM-10:30 PMNOC Shifts - 10 PM-6:30 AMWith over 2,000 employees and 36+ properties in Northern California, Eskaton is a great company to join and build a solid career with.Certified in 2019 as "A Great Place to Work"-- - by Fortune Magazine and selected in 2018 by the Sacramento Business Journal as one of the "Best Places to Work,"-- - Eskaton genuinely cares about the financial security, health and well-being of their staff members. Eskaton is a nonprofit senior services provider serving Northern California's older adults for over 50 years. Through innovative approaches to health, housing and social services, Eskaton is Transforming the Aging Experience by offering life-enriching experiences and creating a culture of purposeful living. Well-being is the very center of our philosophy, and we express our belief that Age is Beautiful by celebrating the lives of older adults throughout the Eskaton family. In addition to competitive pay and comprehensive benefits that include a company-funded retirement program, Eskaton employees appreciate knowing their work makes a real difference in the community and in the lives they touch.Our Benefits include but are not limited to...Wellness programs upon hireEmployee Assistance ProgramHealth Plan, including dental and vision coverageCompany paid life insuranceRetirement Plan, 100% company funded / minimum account balance $4,000 (Minimum eligibility requirements apply)Paid Time Off programsVoluntary benefits & supplemental insurance availableThis position is eligible for Eskaton's health benefits package the first of the month following 60 days of employment and Paid Time Off benefits program after 90 days of employment. Some benefits may not be applicable to on call or part time employees.Position Summary:The primary purpose of the Resident Medication Assistant (RMA) position is to assist residents with the self-administration of medications as ordered by the primary physician, under the direction and supervision of the Resident Care Coordinator, Memory Care Coordinator, Wellness Nurse, or Executive Director. The administration of medications shall be in accordance with established residential care standards, policies, procedures and practices of this community and required by RCFE rules and regulations.Position Responsibilities include:Provides companion care which can include reading, visiting, answering personal correspondence, assisting with bill paying or other tasks as listed on resident's plan of care.Provides or assists in bathing or showering for thorough cleanliness and hygiene of resident.Makes beds, straightens rooms and keeps resident care area in an organized manner.Assists residents in dressing when needed and demonstrates concern for individual privacy while providing resident care.Can be responsible for preparing light meals at the direction of the resident when noted on resident's plan of care.Assists residents to schedule medical appointments or other vital services as indicated by the residents plan of care. May accompany resident to appointments at the direction of the Resident Care Coordinator, Memory Care Coordinator, Wellness Nurse, or Executive Director.Promotes appropriate levels of independence in resident care and demonstrates awareness of safety for both resident and self in providing care.Assists resident with simple range of motion or other exercises as directed by nurse or therapist and ambulates resident according to his/her endurance levels. When directed by the plan of care, assists resident to site fitness program or individual planned events.Applies medical or adaptive devices as ordered by the appropriate physician, physician extender, or supervising nurse.Assists residents with self-administration of medications after successful completion of required medication training.Collects specimens as directed by the Resident Care Coordinator, Memory Care Coordinator, or Wellness Nurse.May deliver meal trays from Dining Room or assist resident to the Dining Room.Assists residents with personal laundry including any dry cleaning.Follows prescribed Eskaton emergency protocol and policies.Completes weights and vital signs for each resident as noted on plan of care.Provides respite services for spouses, and or other family members.Assists with activities, including participating and/or leading activities per Activity Director and Resident Care Coordinator, Memory Care Coordinator, or Wellness Nurse instructions.QualificationsEducation:High school graduate or G.E.D. preferred. 8 hours approved medication administration training and passing grade of 85% or better on exam. Satisfactory completion of 8 hours medication administration shadowing with an approved Trainer. 4 hours of continuing education on medication administration annually. Proficient ability to communicate orally and in writing in the English language.Training and Experience:Two years experience in a long term care or assisted living setting preferred.All staff that provide direct care to residents will have current first aid training and CPR certification.Job Knowledge:Thorough knowledge of medications commonly prescribed to the elderly and ability to implement policies and procedures in assisting with medication dispensing. Working knowledge of RCFE regulations. Knowledge in performing personal care services in a residential environment. Ability to meet new and/or stressful situations with the appropriate responses. Ability to work effectively as part of a healthcare team, to share information freely, to use and seek supervision and consultation verbally and in writing, and be able to follow both verbal and written instructions.The final candidate must successfully pass Eskaton's post offer, pre-employment testing which includes a criminal background check, drug test, COVID test, TB screen test and health screen.Eskaton is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Eskaton Village Grass Valley, Roseville , Resident Medication Assistant, Other , Grass Valley, California

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