Mercy Cedar Rapids
If you love geriatric care, but dont love traditional residential facilities, wed like to welcome you home to Hallmar at Mercy Medical Center! During its nearly 60 years of trusted senior care, Hallmar has evolved from one of the first nursing services of its kind in Iowa to a perfect place to call home for 50 residents. Guided by the compassionate components of The Mercy Touch, Hallmar caregivers equip residents with the resources to live happy, safe lives with fast access to healthcare as part of the hospital. Our elders have so much to teach us, join the Hallmar team and learn from the best!
Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions
Communicates appropriately to the geriatric population
Demonstrates knowledge of patient rights and ethical issues for the geriatric population.
Understand the unique needs of the geriatric population, such as nonverbal communication, fears, anxiety, and language and cultural barriers.
Demonstrates the ability to identify different sets of needs commonly related to physical limitations associated with the geriatric population.
Organizes and prioritizes daily work and makes adjustments, taking into consideration the needs of the patients and significant others, department, physicians and other staff.
Administers non-parenteral medications, and performs non-invasive treatments to a group of residents
Documents patient information on appropriate medical records and forms
Responds appropriately to emergencies and life threatening situations.
Observes and communicates to the licensed nurse any changes in patient condition and pertinent information regarding the patient.
Ensures accurate and clinically relevant information is communicated with patients, their families, and co-workers at hand offs and other times as needed. Takes all measures necessary to ensure the appropriate and involved parties have received necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcome.
Obtain nurse approval prior to giving PRN medications.
Alerts the licensed nurse of any injectables that need to be administered to a resident.
Assists PCT staff as needed
Completes safety audits as assigned
Assists the nurse during emergencies as applicable
Performs glucose monitoring and quality improvement tests
Position Specific Job Duties/Essential Functions
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated ability to provide safe and effective basic patient care.
Demonstrated knowledge of the purpose of drugs, their dangers, and contraindications.
Professional Experience Required vs. Preferred
Experience as a Certified Medication Techin a long term setting - preferred
Employed in the same facility for at least six consecutive months prior to the start of the medication aide course - required
Education-Required vs. Preferred
High School diploma or equivalent required
Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred
Successful completion of a CNA program or Health Support Professional programwith certificate in good current standing and active status required
Successful completion of the Medication Aide program with proof of completion required.
BCLS certification required
Physical Activity Requirements
Constant = 67-100% of workday
Frequent = 34-66% of workday
Occasional = 33% or less of workday
Physical Demand Requirements
Heavy: Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently