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Med-Tech - FT/flexible
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Mary Marshall (Assisted Living) is looking for 1 full-time Med-Tech to join our team in Arlington, VA!
***Must be FLEXIBLE WITH SCHEDULE; Shift is as follows:
- Mondays & Fridays - (7a-3:30p) & Saturdays - Double Shift (7am-11:30p)
OBJECTIVE: The primary purposes of the Medication Department Technician are to maintain our pharmacy database with up-to-date and accurate information. Responsibilities include ordering, receiving, storage, distribution and discontinuation of participant's medications and maintaining all required documentation for medication and treatment administration.
Primary Job Responsibility: Under the supervision of the Medication Department Manager and direction of Medication Department Coordinator, responsible for daily operations of the Senior CommUnity Care Medication Department.
Front-End Medication Department Operations:
- Order Processing: Responsible for processing of all medication orders for all participants through direct input (75%) or processing of medication orders inputted by staff provider (25%) with respect to providing full, complete, and legal prescriptions to dispensing pharmacy as defined by pharmacy protocol and state/federal regulation.
- Cycle-System: Responsible for coordination with pharmacy and relevant Senior CommUnity Care departments to maintain participant medication schedules (maintenance of cycle system) through implementation of new medication orders, mid-cycle medication changes, discontinuations, and reconciliations through transition process as prescribed by policy.
- Reconciliation/Transitions: Responsible for medication reconciliation through transition periods (LTC/Hospital/ALF discharge) for all participants and facilitating any changes required.
- Communication With Providers: Responsible for communication with both PACE and community-based providers in regard to medication orders, clarifications, and pharmacy recommendations. Also responsible for communication between pharmacy and prescriber.
- IDT/Utilization: Responsible for attendance and participation in IDT.
- Community Pharmacy Network (CPN): Responsible for coordinating with local pharmacies to obtain urgent medications that are not available through on-site dispensing. Coordination involves transmission of medication order, demographics, and insurance billing information.
- On-Site Medication Dispensing (ATM): Responsible for inventory and maintenance of on-site medication stock as provided through pharmacy. Also responsible for equipment and computer maintenance and reporting functions.
- Signed Medication Scripts: Responsible for obtaining signed prescriptions for required controlled substances and delivery of those signed prescriptions to the dispensing pharmacy.
- Enrollment/Disenrollment: Responsible for entering all medication orders for new enrollments, setting up pharmacy cycle, delivery system, assistive systems if needed, linking diagnosis information to medications (through H&P), and verifying all information in writing with participant's primary care provider. Also responsible for coordinating medications for disenrolling participants to provide needed medications for a period of twenty-eight (28) days after leaving program.
- Participant/Family Communication: Responsible for communication with participant and/or family as needed or required.
Back-End Medication Department Operations:
- Alternative Medication Delivery Systems: Responsible for filling alternative medication delivery systems (MRB, Med-E-Lert, etc.) in accordance with medication orders and organizational policies/procedures.
- Senior CommUnity Care Coumadin Clinic: Responsible for in-house monitoring of participant INR values, dose adjustment, and dispensing of Coumadin for participants, under the direction and supervision of Medication Manager.
- Mid-Cycle Medication Changes: Responsible for making medication changes to currently filled delivery systems in accordance with medication orders and organizational policies/ procedures.
- Medication Delivery: Responsible for coordinating delivery of medications from pharmacy to participant either through direct carrier shipping or delivery through or from PACE center.
- ATM Inventory: Responsible for restocking and inventory control of ATM machines at the direction of contracted pharmacy. Also responsible for conducting periodic inventory audit as needed or required.
1. Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.
2. Must have a valid driver's license and have means of transportation.
3. Education: A minimum of high school education is required. Registered or certified as a nursing assistant preferred. Completion of a state approved training program in medication administration with certificate received.
4. Experience: Registered or certified nursing assistant in long-term care. Minimum of one-year experience working with a frail or elderly population required.
5. Other Skills and Abilities Required:
- Effective communicator with staff, families and outside agencies.
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action and as delegated by the licensed nurse.
- Ability to prioritize duties.
- Customer service oriented with knowledge of successful customer service techniques.
- Ability to understand resident's charts, doctor's orders, participant's plan of care, medication orders and to communicate with residents and staff.
- Numerical ability necessary for proper measuring of medication and to monitor specific resident cares.
- Computer experience and ability to learn new programs. Data entry.
- Must be detailed-oriented.
- Motor coordination and manual dexterity are required to move and use hands easily and skillfully while passing medications and giving treatments.
- Must be able to safely perform the essential functions of the job without harm to self or others.
- Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
- Able and willing to work flexible hours, such as during an emergency situation.
- Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.
- Only acts within the scope of his or her authority to practice. Must meet a standardized set of competencies for the specific position description established by Senior Community Care and approved by CMS before working independently.