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Medication Room Supervisor (LPN Preferred)

Company: Polaris Healthcare
Location: Catskill
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Medication Supervisor - Full Time (Some weekend work required occasionally)

SUMMARY
Coordinate the service/assistance plans to meet the health needs of the residents and promote wellness. Distributing Rx's received from the pharmacy as prescribed by the resident's physician, keeping records of medications received, their ordering, and maintaining that all residents have their supply of needed medications. Assisting residents in daily medication regimens.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Meet with every new resident and have the physician complete a Medical assessment and Mental Health Assessment
2. For at-risk residents, coordinate the assistance plan and communicate with the physician regarding issues that keep the resident at risk.
3. Maintain a daily and accurate Medication Administration Record for each resident. All orders prescribed by the physician should be implemented and recorded immediately.
4. Maintain a daily and accurate Control Medication Log.
5. Ensure that all medications faxed to the pharmacy are delivered within an appropriate time frame.
6. Inform Administration of any change in a resident's condition.
7. Follow up with pharmacy to ensure proper and expedited delivery of all medication Report any residents who do not show up or refuse medications to Administration.
8. Inform the Case Manager when a resident refuses or does not show up for medications with a resident refusal notice.
9. Provide medical input for residents, families, and staff when the need for an alternative care setting becomes necessary.
10. Provide in-service for staff on health conditions common to aging and specific to residents in assisted living, so that they can deal better with residents' needs.
11. Establish a medication setup system, approved by Administration, that works for the resident.
12. Review Daily Log Book located at the receptionist.
13. Complete additional tasks as assigned by the Management Team.

WORKING BEHAVIORS
1. Adhere to and carry out all policies and procedures.
2. Report on-the-job injuries to the Administrator before the end of the work shift on the day the injury occurs.
3. Establish and maintain constructive working relationships with co-workers, residents, families, and visitors.
4. Maintain confidentiality of verbal and written information pertaining to residents, facility operations, and personnel.
5. Promote The Sentinel of Port Jervis in a positive way.
6. Promote teamwork in providing services to residents.

KNOWLEDGE EXPECTATIONS
1. Full command of the English language i.e. reading and writing
2. First Aid & CPR
3. Fire and safety procedures
4. Local referral resources
5. Medication Procedures and Terminology.
WORKING CONDITIONS
1. Heated/Air-conditioned, well-lit facility with minimal barriers
2. On call on a rotation scheduleQUALIFICATIONS
1. Experience in working with older adults
2. Good assessment skills
STANDARDS
1. Residents always come first, and their needs will be met unless there is a conflict with the needs of others or the organization as a whole.
2. Employees will not work under the influence of mood-altering or illegal drugs or alcohol.
3. Neat appearance, adherence to the dress code, and good personal hygiene are expected.
4. Must be available for all training and in-service sessions.

Keywords: Polaris Healthcare, Albany , Medication Room Supervisor (LPN Preferred), Healthcare , Catskill, New York

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