Job Description

Medication Technician

Title: Medication Technician

Supervisor: Director of Nursing

Requirements:

  1. Must have a current certification as a Medication Technician with the State of Maryland registry
  2. Must be current in First Aid and CPR certification
  3. Must possess a valid Driver’s License
  4. Experience with Alzheimer’s and other Dementia related diseases
  5. Ability to lift a minimum of 25-30 lbs. and push/pull occupied wheelchairs
  6. Ability to use stairs
  7. Must have basic knowledge of computers for documentation and charting

A Medication Technician provides a variety of services to a resident as follows and as needed:

  1. Supervise resident self-administering medications per physician’s direction
  2. Administer medications in accordance with physician orders to residents as directed and follow the MD Board of Nursing guidelines as directed by the Delegating Nurse supervising your actions
  3. Keep nurse manager or Director of Nursing informed regarding medications needing a refill and difficulty in receiving medications that have been ordered.
  4. Provide direction/supervision to nursing assistant to assure quality care is rendered
  5. Assist and/or provide activities of daily living to residents
  6. Take vital signs as directed and as needed for change in condition and following incident
  7. Provide resident escorts as needed for services
  8. Complete resident/facility laundry as scheduled
  9. Keep accurate daily flow charting of residents under direct care
  10. Administer First Aid or CPR if needed
  11. Notify nursing supervisor and/or Director of Nursing of any change in resident(s) health status or condition.
  12. The responsibility of nursing staff is to be continuously alert and attentive to any changes

a. in status and/or need for intervention for the persons who are in their care. Sleeping in this setting is unsafe nursing behavior and is therefore a violation of the Nursing Practice Act

  1. Prepares residents and pantry/dining room for meals
  2. Assist with housekeeping duties as needed to maintain a clean, safe and sanitary environment for residents and staff at all times (i.e., wiping up spills, vacuum, dusting, and bathroom cleaning, etc.)
  3. Assist residents in getting to and from activities. Provide redirection of behaviours and appropriate activity intervention when resident is unable to participate in group events or activities with others
  4. Maintain the confidentiality and privacy of resident and their information at all times
  5. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor