Assisted Living Medications Technician/Carer - FT

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(26.01.2018 10:55 AM)
Job Number
2018-67626
Community Name
Sunrise Of Bramhall II
Position Type
Full-Time
Locations
UK-Stockport, Cheshire

JOB OVERVIEW

Paying up to £9.00 per hour with excellent benefits

 

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

RESPONSIBILITIES & QUALIFICATIONS

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 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 Manager/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 Care Managers) 
  • 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 Manager/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 Manager of any resident changes of condition and resident family concerns 

 

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

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