Medication Technician - Sign On/Retention Bonus up to $2000 in Newton, MA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 12/3/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Evans Park at Newton Corner has exciting opportunities for Medication Technicians!  

We offer flexible hours with Full Time & Part Time positions  1st and 2nd shift . Weekends are available !! 

Great benefit package: including health, dental, vision, vacation, sick, & 401k with company match! (Benefits offered are dependent on employment status)

Sign-On/Retention Bonus up to $2000!  PLUS GREAT NEW WAGE RATES!

At Benchmark Senior Living, we impact lives through human connection. We are thought leaders in assisted living creating quality experiences and inspiring personal growth for our residents and associates while caring for seniors in a beautiful, home-like setting.  

We offer competitive pay and great benefits!  Call today for an interview, Apply Online or stop by for an immediate interview!

430 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02458
617-718-5703

Job Duties:

Communication

• Communicates questions, concerns, and/or discrepancies related to medication administration to the Resident Care Director (RCD)
• Communicates any significant change of mental or physical status of resident to RCD
• Documents supervision of self-administration in MAR
• Documents/ notifies RCD of administration of prn meds
• Responsible for documentation on prn meds and affect
• Recognizes and can assist in the prevention of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation

Compliance/Safety

• Understands the ethical and legal responsibilities inherent in the administration of medications
• Has knowledge and understanding of medication, abbreviations, common side effects, adverse reactions, expected action, look alike medications, drug interactions, importance of prompt reporting of unwanted effects, proper storage, and use of reference
• Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of apothecary and metric measurement and simple conversion.
• Checks all med books and ensures that meds have been given, treatments completed, and all initials are complete as state regulations permit
• Checks ADL books for signatures and completion of care
• Reviews and completes all incident reports and illness reports
• Acts as lead in an emergency (e.g., elopement, fire, disaster, etc.)

Resident Care

• Able to properly and safely set up and administer non-injectable medications with the exception of all Schedule II Drugs
• Able to properly chart medications administered and immediately report to the nurse those medications not administered for any reason
• Answers emergency calls and attends to residents’ needs promptly
• Responsible for maintaining adequate supply of meds (ordering and reordering)
• Responsible for administering non-controlled substances
• Responsible for documentation of med administration in MAR
• Responsible for administering non injectable medication
• May supervise resident who is self-administering injectable medications

Job Requirements

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE- CERTIFICATICATION

• Must demonstrate competency in accordance with the state-approved protocol in drug administration
• Successfully complete medication technician competency review (as supervised by RN / RCD) quarterly
• CPR certification required or ability to obtain within six months of hire
• The Medication Technician must complete a state approved training course in drug administration and receive a certificate of satisfactory successful completion.
• Med-Techs will be evaluated on their competency by the RCD each quarter
• Must have current certification as a nursing assistant or have successfully completed the certified home health aide or homemaker/personal care homemaker training program
• High School education preferred

BENEFITS

We believe in offering our employees competitive pay. To learn more about our pay and benefits, please apply today!