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Med Tech-Harmar Place

Company: United Church Homes
Location: Marietta
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

Community Name:Harmar Place CommunityUnder supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN) or the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), provides resident care in accordance with the Ohio Nurse Practice Act. The Medication Aide-Certified (MA-C)/STNA is responsible for caring for residents both physically and emotionally to enhance quality of life, including ADL and rehabilitation activities.Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Participates in and receives nursing report upon reporting for duty
  • Documents, at time of service, all medications and treatments administered.
  • Documents in EMR accurately and timely
  • Performs activities related to medications and treatments in accordance with community policies and procedures.
  • Maintains control of drugs in medicine cart (excluding locked scheduled drugs); monitors for discrepancies and reports promptly to nurse.
  • Assists residents at mealtimes
  • Assists with resident care including bathing, grooming, hygiene and placement of adaptive equipment
  • Explains procedures to residents before administering, drapes residents for examination and treatment.
  • Keeps residents dry (changes clothing, linen, etc., when wet or soiled)
  • Assists residents with bowel and bladder functions
  • Empties urinary drainage bags and records amount in record; Reports any irregularities to nurse
  • Assists with lifting, positioning and transporting residents into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc., keeping with specific resident safety needs; Assists residents in ambulation, with or without self-help devices, as instructed
  • Performs restorative and rehabilitative procedures, as instructed
  • Ensures call lights are within reach of residents and answers call lights promptly
  • Ensures residents' personal care needs are being met in accordance with residents' wishes
  • Reports all changes in residents' condition to supervisor as soon as practical
  • Changes bed linens and keeps linens tight to avoid wrinkles from forming under residents; Handles linens according to infection control guidelines
  • Maintains cleanliness of resident units, central bathing area, treatment and supply rooms, workrooms, linen closets
  • Assists residents in preparation for and transporting to appointments, activities and social programs
  • Uses creative problem solving to meet the needs of the resident, within scope of responsibility
  • Provides post-mortem care as instructed
  • Performs required special nursing care duties, including identifying and reporting abnormal skin conditions
  • Ensures residents are positioned and prepared appropriately for meals; serves food and assists with feeding as necessary; ensures each resident is properly hydrated; assists in the delivery and documentation of all snacks and supplements
  • Accurately records all entries on flow sheets, I and O's, and other documents at point of care as required
  • Participates in care conference as indicated and follows individual resident care plans
  • Performs all admission, discharge and transfer duties as required
  • Maintains confidentiality of necessary information
  • Utilizes supplies and equipment properly and without waste
  • Reports observations concerning structural, equipment and furniture defects and malfunctioning to appropriate personnel
  • Handles unusual occurrences calmly and logically to maintain continuity of duties
  • Maintains appropriate, effective communication with residents, and with residents' family or other significant relationships, and ensures departmental staff does the same
  • Follows all appropriate safety and security guidelines, care procedures and protocol for residents in the Dementia Care Unit
  • Participates in relevant educational and training activities as appropriate
  • Participates in special activities as necessary (e.g., safety committee; mentoring/orientation/new hires; etc.)
  • Performs all other duties as assigned or directedThe MA-C will not perform the following:
    • Give medications that require dosage conversions or calculations
    • Give medications via nasogastric, gastrostomy, or Jejunostomy routes
    • Regulate IV fluids, program IV pumps, or insulin pumps.
    • Medications by injection; including Insulin
    • Scheduled II controlled substances
    • Give the first dose of a newly ordered medication
    • Call the physician regarding client status or need for medication
    • Accept verbal or telephone orders from the physician or other healthcare professional allowed by state law to prescribe medications
    • Administer oxygen
    • PRN narcotics
    • Inhalants requiring calculations delivered by inhalers, nebulizers, or aerosolsCompetency Statement(s)
      • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
      • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
      • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
      • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
      • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company procedures.
      • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
      • Empathetic - Ability to appreciate and be sensitive to the feelings of others.
      • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
      • Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.
      • Patience - Ability to act calmly under stress and strain, and of not being hasty or impetuous.Skills & Abilities
        • Education: High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): Preferred
        • Experience: No prior experience necessary
        • Computer Skills: Must be able to proficiently use a computer, the Internet and basic office equipment
        • Certifications & Licenses: Successful completion of a state-approved Nursing Assistant program and Ohio Board of Nursing approved MA-C training. Must obtain and maintain mandatory, state and federal requirements and certifications for practice or occupation
        • Other Requirements: Ability to assist patients during therapy; Special care/dementia care employees will have additional training in caring for and treating dementia residents; Ability to communicate effectively with residents and nursing staff and have strong interpersonal skills; Ability to read, write, understand and speak the English language; Ability to use computer for charting purposes; Must be able to operate the following equipment: Sit to Stand, Hoyer Lift, Gait belts, tub chairs; Must be dependable; Must be compassionate to residents and have a true desire and commitment to assist them; Must be able to work with elderly residents, families and other health care staff members; Must participate in Continuing Education; Must be able to adhere to all terms and conditions set forth in the United Church Homes Employee HandbookWe're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Keywords: United Church Homes, Newark , Med Tech-Harmar Place, Other , Marietta, Ohio

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