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Certified Medication Technician

Career Posted On: July 18, 2018

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Records administration of the medication on resident’s medication administration record. Discards medication refused or otherwise not given and records on medication administration record.
  • Safely prepares, administers, and charts oral, topical, and suppository drugs. The medication aide who prepares the medicine administers same.
  • Must perform job in a manner that complies with governmental assisted living regulations.
  • Checks and prepares each dose immediately preceding administration.
  • Checks medication with transcribed or original order.
  • Checks all information on label or package for accuracy and clarity.
  • Clearly identifies the resident with proper medication.
  • * Considers the following when administering a medication.
  • Therapeutic action
  • Usual dosage
  • Factors modifying dosage and effects
  • Precautions and contraindications
  • Antidote, if known
  • Route and frequency of administration
  • Signs of deterioration of the medication * Checks with the charge nurse if there are any questions regarding any medication.
  • Reports medication errors or reactions to medications immediately to the charge nurse, who, in turn, reports to the resident’s attending physician and completes the necessary documentation.
  • Performs accurate pulse and blood pressure and recognizes their significance in drug therapy.
  • Signs and has access to the controlled schedule drug cabinet.
  • Administers medication only upon a written physician’s order.

Limitations :

  • Transcribing physician’s original orders to medicine charts or kardexes;
  • Administering any parental medications;
  • Administering any substances by nasogastric or gastrostomy tubes;

Medication Technician Duties : Continued

  • Maintains safe and sanitary workstations and equipment.
  • Encourages independence, attendance at activities, restorative programs and rehabilitation.
  • Attends in-service training and education session, as assigned.
  • Performs specific work duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS :

  • Successful completion of State approved Medicine Aide Course, and when applicable, the continuing education course.
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions in English, communicate effectively, and perform simple arithmetic. Ability to document care given.

Job Type: Full-time

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