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Med-Tech - FT/flexible

at Volunteers of America

Posted: 6/11/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 3287/5832
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Job Description

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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.



    QUALIFICATIONS:

    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.

    EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

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