Assisted Living Medications Technician/Carer - FT

2 weeks ago(02.01.2018 7:50 AM)
Job Number
2017-65655
Sunrise Of Bramhall II
Position Type
Full-Time
UK-Stockport, Cheshire

JOB OVERVIEW

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 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 (ADLs) 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 residents 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 staff) 

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 /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 of any resident changes of condition and resident family concerns 

RESPONSIBILITIES & QUALIFICATIONS

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 elearning MDS (Desirable or willing to undertake) 

Boots elearning 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

 

In exchange for this we offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the most personally rewarding experience.

 

SR2017

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