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Medication Assistant

Allegro Hyde Park

Location: US - FL - Tampa

12/1/16 9:08 AM
Allegro Senior Living LLC
Job Details

Full-Time Medication Assistant

Work Schedule: 3 - 11 pm


Our Company

Allegro Management Company is a well-respected leader and expert in the senior living industry with a long-standing reputation of efficiently managing senior communities. Allegro Management Company operates communities throughout Florida and Kentucky, with a home office in St. Louis, MO. 

Our Community

Live a resort-style life in South Tampa's most desirable neighborhood.  Located conveniently in the midst of sophisticated shopping, dining, and entertainment options, our community is very much a part of the South Tampa lifestyle.  With Tampa General Hospital less than a mile away, Tampa Bay's best physicians are also nearby.  We share programs with The University of Tampa, University of South Florida, and Primrose School to provide access to life-long learning and intergenerational opportunities for engagement.  Enjoy a close-knit community of neighbors and associates who care about you. 

The Role

The Medication Assistant Care Staff is to provide resident care services including assistance with self-administration of medication, to the residents in the Assisted Living area under the supervision of the Resident Services Director (RSD) according to scheduled duties and assist in maintaining a positive physical and social environment.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Able to approach all encounters with residents, employees and visitors in a friendly, service-oriented manner.

  • Assist residents with medications as allowed under State guidelines.

  • Keep meticulously correct records of care including Medication Observation Record.

  • Assist residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, changing of bed linens, positioning, transfer, mobility, and incontinence care.

  • Be familiar with resident service plan and document all services provided according to Allegro policies and state and federal statutory guidelines.

  • Report all observations to the RSD and/or Assistant Resident Services Director (ARSD).

  • Immediately report any changes in the resident's condition to the RSD or ARSD.

  • Establish good working relationship with residents through ongoing use of Allegro Policies.

  • Work closely with and maintain daily communications with the Resident Services staff to ensure continuity of care and services is maintained for the residents.

  • Meet customer service standards in a friendly, helpful, courteous manner with resident satisfaction a priority.

  • Collect laundry, and distribute linens and personal laundry and make beds and straighten up apartments in accordance with community procedures.

  • Encourage and remind residents to attend and participate in daily activities.

  • Participate in resident activities and lead resident activities as needed.

  • Assist in properly maintaining and safeguarding all equipment in the Assisted Living area and ensure that work areas are clean and safe.

  • Understand and follow health, safety and infection control policies and procedures.

  • Assist residents with their supportive devices.

  • Answer telephone appropriately following Allegro policy.

  • Attend and participate in all meetings and training as directed by Company policy and the RSD.

  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing the proper uniform and name tag when on duty.

  • Be constantly watchful of signs that residents are not able to function independently or a change in resident's behavior. Report all signs to the RSD following the Company policies and procedures.

  • Report any and all deferred maintenance, vandalism or hazardous situations to the RSD as discovered and take appropriate action as necessary.

  • Ensure understanding of and compliance with all regulations regarding residents' rights.

  • Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent resident, staff, or Community information deemed as such.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Special Requirements/Certifications:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.

  • Minimum one (1) year experience with senior adults.

  • Certification in CPR and first aid preferred or as required by the State.

  • May be a Licensed or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Nursing Assistant (NA), depending on the state requirements; if licensed or certified, must be in good standing with the state licensing or certifying agency.

  • Must possess current Medication Training certification.

  • Basic keyboarding and familiarity with personal computers and programs preferred.

  • Must have adaptability/flexibility, especially as it relates to resident services; good decision-making/judgment abilities, attention to detail and ability to prioritize. Must have initiative and be a self-starter.

  • Teamwork and good listening skills essential.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with residents, families, staff, community and state officials and the general public.

  • Must have a positive Criminal Background Screening.

  • Must pass a physical having no signs or symptoms of a communicable disease including tuberculosis where required. Freedom from tuberculosis must be documented on an annual basis where required.

Allegro Senior Living offers a wide variety of competitive benefit options to meet the needs of each associate.

Allegro is an EOE-(Equal Opportunity Employer) and drug-free workplace.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Additional Details
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
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