If you’re compassionate and enjoy helping others, consider becoming a part of the Primrose Retirement Team. Work with a team of caring individuals with a reputation for providing exceptional care and an excellent assisted living experience for seniors. This may be just the work-family you are looking for.
Primrose offers a competitive salary, a full benefits package including a 401K match, 3 weeks of PTO, annual pay increases, and so much more!
Primrose Retirement Communities was founded in 1989 based on the premise that a retirement community must reward its residents with value, comfort, security, and convenience. It has been our pleasure to create beautiful apartment homes and townhome villas complemented by outstanding internal common areas such as libraries, movie theaters, fitness centers, ice cream parlors and pubs. From the beginning our company office has been in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a community known for its friendly, honest and hard-working people. Those are the characteristics that guide each of our 40 plus Primrose Retirement Communities across 19 states.
The Medication Aide is responsible for administering routine medications to residents in accordance with state regulations and Primrose policy. The Medication Aide provides care to residents which may include personal hygiene, dressing, housekeeping, laundry, social-recreational activities, meal services and other duties and services as assigned within the community. The Medication Aide collaborates and assists in supporting the entire nursing department, other departments, medical professionals, consultants, residents and families in an efficient and economic manner to enable each resident to attain or maintain the highest practical physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being. The Medication Aide reports directly to the shift’s LPN or RN and the community’s Nursing Leader or designee.
Essential Job Functions:
Adheres to and conveys the following Primrose mission statement: Through the commitment of our investors and dedicated staff, our daily focus is to develop and maintain happy and healthy living environments and provide a “person-centered” care approach for our growing senior population.”
Administers medications as delegated by the Provider, RN, or the community’s Nurse Leader.
Assists with personal cares as identified in the resident service delivery record/care plan/service plan. These cares may include assistance with dressing, grooming, oral cares, shampooing hair, showering, bathing, applying lotions, nail and foot care as directed by the nurse, redirection of a confused resident and other cares as assigned.
Assists with toileting programs, use of commode, urinal, toilet, incontinence products and peri care.
Assists with ambulation and transfers including proper use of a transfer belt, assistive device and Stand Aid device while utilizing proper body mechanics to avoid injury.
Assist with use of hearing aids, glasses and dentures.
Obtains and records temperatures, blood pressures, pulses (both radial and apical) and respiration's as instructed, reporting to supervisor any vitals outside of normal range.
Responds promptly to all call signals and requests for assistance.
Documents resident information as required, reporting appropriately any changes in resident status, needs or preferences to supervisor.
Assists in collaboration and following recommendations of 3rd party providers such as physical or occupational therapy and hospice services.
Practices good hand washing and utilizes universal precautions.
Promotes, establishes, and maintains customer relationships with residents, families, staff, community and other professionals.
Reports resident occurrences to supervisor in a timely manner.
Promotes teamwork, mutual respect, and effective communication.
Maintains confidentiality within the workplace with all written and verbal communications pertaining to residents, staff, and community operations.
Demonstrates knowledge of and adheres to procedures for fire, life safety, disaster, security, and other emergency situations.
If providing care in a Primrose Memory Care community, actively engages and assists in ensuring person-centered approaches with programing and behavioral expressions are carried out per Primrose Memory Care Program.