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Assisted Living Medications Technician/Carer - FT

Job Description

We will be looking for the following skills and qualifications: � Ability to handle multiple priorities � Possesses effective written and verbal communication skills � Demonstrates good judgment, problem solving and decision making skills � Ability to react calmly in emergency situations and be considerate � Exhibits a caring and compassionate attitude while articulating true concern for people � Ability to work flexible hours � One year experience in long term care or assisted living or home health preferred NVQ 2/3 in Health and Social Care desirable or a willingness to undertake the qualification � Evidence of good written and verbal skills for communication and understanding � Understanding consent � Understanding confidentiality and the principles of Data protection � Boots e �learning MDS (Desirable or willing to undertake) � Boots e � learning Care of Medicines Foundation Module (Desirable or willing to undertake) � Accredited NVQ Level 2 or QCF Diploma in �Medicine Administration� is desirable Level 3 � Training in the administration of medicines by specialised techniques is desirable Evidence of previous experience working with older people is desirable � Evidence of good IT skills and confidence in computer based work is desirable � Understanding the legal differences between types of drugs and the legal frame work that underpins the management of medicines is desirable � Aged 18 or over Main Accountabilities � To act in such a manner as to promote and safeguard the interests and wellbeing of the residents � To ensure that no action or omission is made which would be detrimental to the interests, condition or safety of the residents � To maintain and improve personal competencies, skills and knowledge and complete all allocated training � To acknowledge any limitations in knowledge and competence and decline any duties and responsibilities they are unable to perform in a safe manner until given proper instruction � To raise concerns they have about the safe and appropriate care of resident to all levels of the organisation Role and Responsibility � Supply and administer medicines to residents in accordance with the instructions of the prescriber as documented on the medication administration record (MAR) Make a clear, accurate and immediate record of all medicines administered, intentionally withheld or refused by the resident. � Ensure the dignity and privacy of the resident is preserved when medicines are given. Report all concerns to the Lead Care Manager/Registered Manager or wellness Nurse. � Ensure medication is available, fit for use and is handled correctly Assist in the Medication Ordering Process as required. � Evidence compliance with medication policies and procedures by undertaking appropriate audits as requested. � Review the Individualised Service Plan in the Resident Services Book � Answer all Help and Call Bells promptly and take appropriate action � Assist residents with Activities of Daily Living (ADL�s) as indicated on the Individualised Service Plan Provide residents with both physical and emotional support � Provide/assist with personal care Assist with resident activities as identified on the assignment sheet � Assist in answering incoming telephone calls in a professional manner � Announce and serve Afternoon Social if assigned � Assist with transporting residents to appointments and activities outside of the community as requested � Serve in the dining room, as assigned � Complete dining room clean-up, as assigned � Tidy resident�s room, including: putting away clothing, emptying rubbish, wiping off work tops, spot sweeping and mopping as needed � Dispose of all incontinent products properly to ensure sanitation � Complete any specially assigned housekeeping tasks (primarily night Care Managers) � Effectively communicate and/or document any information regarding the residents, according to the procedure explained by your supervisor � Attend daily Handover meetings � Communicate resident information to appropriate supervisor (Nurse/Lead Care Manager/Assisted Living Coordinator) � Notify your supervisor if a resident has a change in care needs � Attend Staff Meetings and other scheduled training sessions Inform � Assisted Living Coordinator/Nurse/Lead Care Manager of any resident changes of condition and resident family concerns � In exchange for this we offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the most personally rewarding experience.

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