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Part-Time Certified Medication Aide

Company: Five Star Senior Living
Location: Savannah
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Location InformationSavannah Square is a beautiful community in Savannah, GA, with more than 190 units offering independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care.Key ResponsibilitiesAt this time, we are seeking a Medication Aide to join our team!ResponsibilitiesThis is the job of the Medication Aide to administer oral and external medications to residents under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical/vocational nurse.Follows current standards of hygiene, safety and infection control when handling, storing and disposing of medications.Administers medications within 60 minutes of scheduled time.Takes and records vital signs upon administration of medications when required.Recognizes the resident's right to refuse medication.Notifies the appropriate RN/LPN when making the decision not to administer medication or treatment.Clarifies any order or treatment regimen believed to be inaccurate, ineffective or contraindicated by consulting with the appropriate licensed nurse (RN/LPN).Monitors residents who self-administer medications and report deviation from the plan of care to the licensed or registered nurse.Secures medication cart.Removes discontinued, outdated or deteriorated drugs from inventory.Recognizes and reports unsafe conditions for medication provision.Accurately documents medication provision.Recognizes and reports general reactions to medications.Recognizes the limitations of the Medication Aide role.QualificationsHigh school diploma or equivalent.Graduate of a state approved nursing assistant training program and passed a state approved competency examination.Successful completion of a state approved Medication Aide course and is approved to administer oral and external medication.Ability to perform medication administration in accordance with state regulations.Strong communication skills.Shift/HoursEveningOur Core ValuesWe Put People FirstWe Act With IntegrityWe Mind the BusinessWe Listen, Then Act DecisivelyWe Work to be Our BestFive Star Senior Living and Ageility are operating divisions of AlerisLife, a provider of an evolving portfolio of residential and lifestyle services to older adults who want to live life to the fullest. We are approximately 10,000 team members serving in 29 states as well as our corporate AlerisLife headquarters located outside of Boston. Together, we're assembling a suite of best-in-class products and services to inspire joyful living in a growing range of settings.About Five StarThe Five Star Senior Living division includes independent living, assisted living and Alzheimer's/memory care communities across the United States. When you join Five Star, you become part of a family where you'll be supported in your efforts, offered guidance in your career and celebrated for your unique talents. We're a team of dedicated professionals who make it possible for older adults to live their healthiest, happiest and most fulfilling lives. We hope you can join us and be part of an amazing team!EEOCFive Star prohibits discrimination against any applicant or employee with regard to or on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, ancestry, sex, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity and expression (including transgender), sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, military status, certain criminal records, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), HIV testing, a personal admission to a facility for the care and treatment of a mentally ill person and taking of parental leave or membership in any other category protected by applicable law. In addition to federal requirements, Five Star complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has communities and/or facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.In addition, Five Star expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, ancestry, sex, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity and expression (including transgender), sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, military status, certain criminal records, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), HIV testing, a personal admission to a facility for the care and treatment of a mentally ill person and taking of parental leave or membership in any other category protected by applicable law. We will not tolerate harassment of employees in the workplace, or in other settings in which employees may find themselves in connection with their employment. Improper interference with the ability of Five Star's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination harassment or retaliation, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any federal, state, or local law is prohibited and will not be tolerated.Vaccine RequirementsPlease note that AlerisLife and its subsidiaries require COVID-19 vaccination and/or proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all employees as a condition of employment, subject to medical, religious or other accommodations or exemptions required by law. We believe this requirement is vital to keeping everyone at AlerisLife and in our communities safe. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager.

Keywords: Five Star Senior Living, Savannah , Part-Time Certified Medication Aide, Other , Savannah, Georgia

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