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Medication Technician- Full Time - Marshfield
Location:WC Annex NW MSFLD
FT/PT:Full-time 40 hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:09/30/2019
Hiring Range:$15.39-$17.58
  
Job Responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Administers oral medication as ordered time following established procedures and records in the required records.

2. Applies creams, ointments, lotions and administers eye drops and suppositories as ordered using established procedures and documentation methods.

3. Obtains input/assessment from nurse as to the need for PRN medication.  Records results in record.

4. Performs health related tasks for/with patients/residents/clients:  self-administration of medications, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, respirations, enemas, hot or cold compresses, assisting with range of motion, etc. and documents as needed.

5. Provides direct care and training to patients/residents/clients as assigned.  Allows patients/residents/clients to make choices when appropriate regarding receipt of medication, treatment, and related established procedures. 

B. OTHER DUTIES

1. Meet on-going requirements to maintain current medication technician  
 certification.  

2. Participate in in-service and continuing education trainings as assigned.    
 Provide documentation of all training activities.

3. Maintain cooperative working relationships and maintain appropriate 
 professional boundaries with patients and residents.  

4. Responsible to know and practice the Safety policies of the County.  Perform all   
 job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner.

5. Perform other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, QUALIFICIATIONS
             
Must have successfully completed that portion of the nursing education program relative to medication administration and demonstrated competence as documented by the School of Nursing or successfully completed the 100 hour medication administration course approved by the State of Wisconsin through the Vocational Technical and Adult Education (VTAE).  Maintain current status on the State of Wisconsin Nurse Aide Directory, with Federal eligibility.  Must also be considered by Director of Nursing with recommendation from Registered Nurse to be competent at completion of orientation to perform medication administration at Norwood Health Center.  Must know parameters of duties and policies/procedures for medication administration at Norwood Health Center.  Attend four hours of inservice annually that focuses on medication and medication administration.  These four hours are in addition to the mandatory 12 hours of inservice that a nurse aide must attend annually.  Instructors for these inservices should have expertise in the topic areas presented.  May be a nursing student currently enrolled in a nursing program leading to registered nurse or practical nurse licensure, or who has failed the licensure exam and is awaiting a retake of the exam or have a certificate showing successful completion of the 100 hour medication administration course through the State VTAE Nurse Aide/Medication Assistant Program.  Must demonstrate skills sufficient to manage recording/reporting duties of the position.  Must have ability to work effectively as part of treatment team.  Must be able to understand/speak English to staff and patients/residents/clients in a manner which is clear.  Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Approximately seventy-five percent (75%) of the time is spent standing, talking and walking.  About fifty percent (50%) of the time is spent fingering, as in opening medications or handling equipment.  Twenty-five percent (25%) of the time is spent feeling with fingers or hands, i.e. taking a pulse or handling objects, such as charts and reports.  Ten percent (10%) of the time is spent stooping, climbing, pushing or pulling a wheeled object up to 60 pounds on a flat surface or up an incline.  Lifting and carrying objects up to 60 pounds is unusual, but need to be able to rise from kneeling position carrying up to 60 pounds.  Kneeling, crouching, running, grappling, balancing, bending, twisting and reaching is required in unusual situations.

Exposure to hazards and fumes:  Present only in unusual situations for electrical, chemical or burns.  The potential for exposure to bloodborne pathogens or biohazards or to physical attack or injury from patients is a potential at all times but happens only in unusual situations.  Exposure to fumes present only in unusual circumstances. 
 
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