Title: Assisted Living Registered Medication Aide
Hiring Range: $23,727 - $32,000
Agency: Dept of Veterans Services
Location: Virginia Veterans Care Center
Agency Website: www.dvs.virginia.gov
Recruitment Type: General Public - G
Administer medication as ordered by a physician under supervision of a licensed nurse, in accordance with all state and federal regulations and consistent with facility policy. Must be able to accurately take and record vital signs of residents as assigned or as may be required by certain medications. Accurately record the administration medication and/or treatments as required by law and facility policy. Observe patients for reactions and/or side effects of medications and report to a licensed nurse on shift. Accurately administer PRN medications in accordance with state and federal regulations and consistent with facility policy. Document reason for and response to PRN medications in a timely manner. May dispense narcotics and must accurately account for them under the supervision of the licensed nurse or Unit Manager, per facility policy. Monitor resident’s medication supply and communicate needs as indicated. If resident’s medication is unavailable, notify Nursing Supervisor immediately. Properly secure medication cart and/or medication rooms per state and federal regulations and facility policy. Ensure residents receive assistance with care, to whatever level required and/or ordered. Resident tasks are completed and documented within EMR with accuracy. Weights are obtained and documented within EMR. Behaviors are monitored, documented and the charge nurse notified as needed. Resident safety always a priority, from monitoring and preventing falls, ensuring all safety devices are in place and functioning properly, special alarms and call bells are in place, bed positioning is correct and transfers are completed as required. Use of lifts are completed with proper equipment and staff assistance. Rounds are made at least every two hours to monitor residents assigned. Call lights are answered promptly, with courtesy and care provided as needed. Encourage residents to participate in activities and therapies, plus socialization in common areas. Monitor and observe resident’s physical, mental and emotional conditions, reporting changes immediately to the charge nurse. Documentation completed regarding observations to ensure compliance and trigger of alerts. Compliance with facility policy regarding toileting and incontinence. Follow bowel and bladder protocols for residents assigned. Accurately monitor for bowel issues, reporting concerns to charge nurse. Monitor for lack of urine output. Accurately maintain Intake & Output. Ensure proper foley catheter placement and monitoring. Monitor for proper diet, or if diet issues are noted. Assist with feeding residents as needed. Ensure proper hydration, with fresh water available and within reach. Accurately maintain Intake and Output. Monitor skin and alert charge nurse to concerns. Turn residents as ordered to prevent skin breakdown. Complete assignments as ordered, performing cleaning, stocking, and keeping resident areas orderly and neat. Participate in Emergency Preparedness drills as required. Performs other duties as may be assigned that are within the Nursing department’s mission and as situations warrant in meeting the overall needs of the facility. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.
Certification as a Registered Medication Aide. Must have a current Certified Nursing Assistant License in the state of Virginia.
CPR certification required upon hire or willing to obtain.
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Applicants are encouraged to be specific regarding job related knowledge, skills and abilities. Resumes are encouraged but do not substitute submittal of the online application. Criminal History Check and Pre-employment drug screening and two TB Skin Tests are required. Preference given to veterans provided they meet all of the state requirements. This is a continuous recruitment position so applications will be held for 90 days if positions are not available. Completed state application is required to be considered for this position. Salaries for current state employees will be determined according to the current state compensation plan.
Name: Kristen Johnson
Phone: 540-982-2860 Ext. 4903
In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.
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