Medication Technician - Eckert, CO
at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 5/15/2019

Job Description

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA is hiring a Medication Technician for their Senior PACE facility in Eckert, CO. 

OBJECTIVE:  The primary purposes of the Medication Technician is to maintain our pharmacy database with up-to-date and accurate information.  Responsibilities include ordering, receiving, storage, distribution and discontinuation of participant’s medications and maintaining all required documentation for medication and treatment administration.

Shift/Hours: Mon-Fri. 8am-5pm (possible four-10 hour days)


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Front-End Medication Department Operations:

•    Order Processing:  
•    Cycle-System: 
•    Reconciliation/Transitions:  
•    Communication With Providers: 
•    IDT/Utilization:  
•    Community Pharmacy Network (CPN):  
•    On-Site Medication Dispensing (ATM):  
•    Signed Medication Scripts:  
•    Enrollment/Disenrollment:  
•    Participant/Family Communication:  

Back-End Medication Department Operations:

•    Alternative Medication Delivery Systems:  
•    Senior CommUnity Care Coumadin Clinic:  
•    Mid-Cycle Medication Changes:  
•    Medication Delivery:  
•    ATM Inventory:  

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:  

1.    Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact. 

2.    Must have a valid driver’s license and have means of transportation.

3.    Education:  A minimum of high school education is required.  Registered or certified as a nursing assistant preferred.  Completion of a state approved training program in medication administration with certificate received.

4.    Experience:  Registered or certified nursing assistant in long-term care.  Minimum of one-year experience working with a frail or elderly population required.
 
5.    Other Skills and Abilities Required:
•    Effective communicator with staff, families and outside agencies.
•    Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action and as delegated by the licensed nurse.
•    Ability to prioritize duties.
•    Customer service oriented with knowledge of successful customer service techniques.
•    Ability to understand resident’s charts, doctor’s orders, participant’s plan of care, medication orders and to communicate with residents and staff.
•    Numerical ability necessary for proper measuring of medication and to monitor specific resident cares.
•    Computer experience and ability to learn new programs.  Data entry.
•    Must be detailed-oriented.
•    Motor coordination and manual dexterity are required to move and use hands easily and skillfully while passing medications and giving treatments.
•    Must be able to safely perform the essential functions of the job without harm to self or others.
•    Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
•    Able and willing to work flexible hours, such as during an emergency situation.
•   Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.
•    Only acts within the scope of his or her authority to practice.  Must meet a standardized set of competencies for the specific position description established by Senior Community Care and approved by CMS before working independently.

To Apply: 

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

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