Fuel Resident Well-being as Our Medication Maestro!

Do you possess the precision and compassion needed to ensure the well-being of our residents through safe medication administration? Dow Rummel Village is seeking a dedicated and certified Medication Aide in Assisted Living to join our healthcare team. In this role, you will be the key player in administering medications accurately, adhering to our policies and procedures.

Dow Rummel is a non-profit organization located in Sioux Falls, SD and has been the premier life plan community in the area for over 60 years.

OUR VALUES – Dignity, Excellence, Teamwork, Belonging and Growth embody our mission of “Guided by spiritual values, we enrich lives by providing extraordinary senior care.” and serves as the backbone to achieving our success.

HOURS: This position is PRN and has various shifts as needed foor PTO coverage. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Successful completion of a Medication Aide certification program.
  • Knowledge of safe medication administration techniques, evidenced by a medication error rate of 5% or below.
  • Familiarity with Dow Rummel Village policies and procedures.
  • Ability to recognize complications, adverse reactions, or side effects of medications and consult with the Charge Nurse as necessary.
  • Understanding and practice of resident confidentiality.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, both oral and written communication.
  • Positive, patient attitude, and ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and creative approach to working with residents.
  • Ability to follow task orientation, instructions, rules, and procedures.
  • Physical ability to push and pull 60 pounds, lift 50 pounds, and carry 15 pounds with two hands.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

MODELING CORE VALUES:

  • Model the values, mission, and vision of Dow Rummel Village.
  • Support the facility’s commitment to safe practices, infection control, and residents’ rights.

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION:

  • Administer medications accurately as prescribed by physicians, following established policies and procedures and state/federal regulations.
  • Observe, record, and report symptoms and conditions of residents related to medication interactions, adverse reactions, or side effects.

EFFECTIVENESS AND RECORD KEEPING:

  • Determine and record the effectiveness of medications in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Uphold and promote residents’ rights during medication administration.

MEDICATION STORAGE AND EQUIPMENT MONITORING:

  • Ensure safe storage of medications according to Dow Rummel Village policies and state/federal regulations.
  • Inspect, clean, and monitor equipment and supplies, reporting issues to the Charge Nurse for correction or repair.

PROGRAM PARTICIPATION:

  • Follow the principles and practices of the Buddies Forever Program.

VITAL SIGNS AND INFECTION CONTROL:

  • Obtain, record, and report vital signs during medication administration.
  • Demonstrate awareness of infection control practices, including Universal Precautions and OSHA’s Blood-borne Pathogen Standard.

COMMUNICATION:

  • Communicate accurately and factually with residents, staff, and others, seeking clarification from the Charge Nurse when necessary.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

  • Perform other duties as assigned or outlined in the Resident Associate Job Description.

YOUR LIFE AT DOW RUMMEL: 

TRAINING:

  • Enjoy fully paid, on-site training with dedicated trainers.

RETIREMENT:

  • Benefit from a dollar-for-dollar match up to 4%, with per-paycheck contributions. Build that compound interest until you retire! Full-Time, Part-Time and PRN employees over the age of 18.

ON-SITE RESTAURANT:

  • Take advantage of an on-site restaurant, with meal expenses conveniently deducted from your paycheck. – never worry about packing breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT:

  • Have scheduled 1×1’s with your leader throughout the year.
  • Collaborate with your leader annually to set three personalized professional goals, ensuring your aspirations are a priority.
  • Dow Rummel is dedicated to fostering an environment where every employee has the opportunity to grow and learn. We are committed to providing the support you need to advance in your career, ensuring you thrive both personally and professionally.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT:

  • Participate in the DRVP employee engagement committee, The Clover Crew Parkinsons ambassadors committee, the DRVP Olympics Committee or the Safety Committee to advocate form something you are passionate about!

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Explore scholarship opportunities for webinars, single courses, certifications, and degrees.

COMMUNITY IMPACT:

  • Make a difference by engaging with Project Search Interns from the Sioux Falls School District.

ONSITE FITNESS CENTER:

  • Access a free onsite fitness center, complete with a pool and therapy whirlpool.  Add one person to your membership for $10 a month!

Apply Today!

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