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Mercy Medical Center Clinton Glacier Hills- Med Tech- Full Time in Glacier Hills - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Department:

TC248_49001 Assisted Living - Field

Expected Weekly Hours:

30

Shift:

Evening Shift

Position Purpose:

Provide medication administration services to assigned residents in accordance with the Personal Care Physician directions and Home For the Aged regulations. Perform specific activities under the direction and supervision of the House Manager/Memory Care Manager. Must possess a positive attitude and compassion for older adults. Must have the desire and ability to work with seniors with memory impairment in a social model of care. Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently.

Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws/regulations; the Trinity Health Integrity and Compliance Program and Code of Conduct; as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior

Job Description Details:

Critical (highest priority; absolutely key to success on the job)

  • Administer medications accurately while following the six “rights” of medication administration.

  • Observe resident to detect response to specified types of medications and prepares report or notifies designated personnel of unexpected reactions.

  • Maintain timely, accurate records in the Medical Administration Record (MAR) and resident’s chart

  • Follow accountability procedure for all controlled substances.

  • Respond to health emergency needs and follow appropriate protocol on care, notification, and documentation.

  • Provide personal care to the resident, as needed (i.e. assist with bathing, toileting, dressing) while facilitating the resident’s best ability to function and integrating Life Story preferences.

  • Report changes in resident condition (i.e. change in skin status, appetite, ADL ability, quality of life, activity participation, etc.) to Memory Care Manager and/or House Manager.

Important (secondary to critical responsibilities; contributes significantly to success on the job)

  • Promote residents feelings of independence, self-worth and self-esteem. Maintains dignity of resident in all instances.

  • Performs basic nursing aide duties.

  • Demonstrate kindness and respect toward all residents.

  • Assist staff with tasks that require more than one person.

  • Maintain med carts and ensure that they are clean, orderly and locked when not present.

  • Follow all standard precautions and infection control procedures when administering medication.

  • Maintain a clutter-free environment.

Education

High school diploma or GED required.

Licensure / Certification

Graduate of an approved Medical Assistant Program or Medication Administration course.

Experience

1 year experience performing medication administration/distribution in a facility or residential group setting is preferred.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org at http://www.trinity-health.org/ . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.

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