The primary purpose of this position is to provide routine daily nursing care and services under the direction of the nursing staff in accordance with the resident's service plan.
The Care Manager shall be at least 18 years of age and exhibit the capacity to respond to the basic needs of the residents. The Med Tech Care Manager shall have any one of the following qualifications and/or be eligible with appropriate hands-on facility working experience:
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions, follow instructions, and accept constructive criticism.
- Must be able to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies, and the general public.
- Must be able to work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotional upset and potentially hostile people within the facility.
- Must be able to understand the needs of the elderly. Must exercise patience and the sincere willingness to meet those needs according to established policies and procedures, while at the same time honoring residents' rights and preserving individual dignity.
- Must be able to speak, write and understand English in a manner that is sufficient for effective communication with supervisors, employees, residents and families.
- Must have the ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
- Must be in good mental and physical condition and be willing and able to perform lifting and physical duties as outlined on attached Working Conditions/Physical Demands sheet.
- Must be able to interpret and follow applicable regulations.
- Prior experience in a residential care facility or nursing home preferred.
Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities:
- Day Shift= 6:00 a.m., Afternoon Shift= 2:00 p.m., Midnight Shift= 10:00 p.m., report on floor no later than 5 minutes after shift starts.
- Read communication log located at Nurses station
- Count narcotics with previous shift Med Tech
- Look over EMAR for any medication changes
- Take all vital signs due q shift at beginning of your shift and report abnormalities to the nurse; Post-falls= x3 days, New Admissions= x3 days, Re-admissions= x3 days
- Pass all required medications at the specific time, take vitals needed prior to medication administration
- Check all CBG's at the ordered time during your shift, and give insulin as needed
- Pass out fresh water to residents at the end of each shift
- Fill water pitcher on med cart with fresh water at end of your shift
- Assist other care managers with daily duties required of your specific shift, as needed maintain washer/dryer, assist w/feeding residents if meals during your shift, document food intake in Point of Care, document BM's in Point of Care, assist to answer call lights and alarms
- Observe the following tasks according to your shift;
- Day shift= Reorder medications, place new reorder sheet on clipboard
- Afternoon shift= write down last B.M. on communication log and give PJ or medication as to nurses instruction depending on number of days since last B.M.
- Midnight shift= Organize med cart, pull stickers for reorder with 1 week of med remaining. Put new cartridge of med into med cart if only 1 day of med left, check expired medication.
- Report to nurse on duty, nurse on call, or leave a voicemail for D.O.N. of any pertinent information pertaining to resident, behavioral or physical changes
- Document all pertinent information in the communication log
- Restock cart supplies; Spoons, pudding, applesauce, dosing cups, etc
- Clean med cart, wipe down surface and drawers
- Observe two 15 minute breaks and one 30 minute lunch break
- If unable to reach Director of Nursing, wait 15 min., try again. If still unable to reach D.O.N. then continue with chain of command until resolved.
- Any changes in employee assignments, staffing conflicts, call in's, scheduling breaks-you are responsible for handling. If having difficulty, call the on call nurse for assistance and guidance.
- Document any problems that arise that are not emergency situations that can be taken care of by the nurse on Monday, in the problem list log book located at each nurses station.
- Call the nurse on call with any change in residents condition that cannot wait until Monday; fever, high/low B/P, abnormal vital signs, decreased consciousness, falls/incidents, injuries, death, elopements, aggressive behavior, employee injury, etc.
- You may perform, and initiate first aid to skin tears, abrasions, small wounds-also inform the nurse on call.
- If any issues with family members, inform family that nurse will contact on Monday.
- If someone calls and needs to speak to a nurse, get their information-name and phone number, and inform them you will have the nurse call them back. Do not give the nurses personal cell number out.
- This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. The employee will also perform other reasonable related duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing.
- Management reserves the right to change job responsibilities, duties and hours as needs prevail. This document is for management communication only and not intended to imply a written or implied contract for employment.
- This offer is conditional upon the successful completion of criminal history record, evidence of eligibility to work in the United States, caregiver background checks, and meeting our training program within 90 days of employment. This is considered your formal notice. At any time during employment, if any conditions change regarding criminal history background information - employer must be notified immediately.
- Caring for residents with Dementia and Alzheimer's can be an extremely challenging and stressful occupation that subjects employees to associated behaviors. By signing this document, you acknowledge your understanding of the industry pressures and inherent stress associated with this position.