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Pioneer Guest Home Med Aid

Posted: 05/18/2024

What You Will Do

Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness is seeking a highly compassionate individual who loves making a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable, and those with serious and persistent mental illness in our residential facilities. In this vital role, you will be a part of a tight-knit team that works to ensure each and every person in our care lives their best life and reaches their goals. You will work closely with the resident's healthcare team to ensure they are meeting their wellness goals. This could include distributing medications, taking them to medical appointments, encouraging health behaviors, and driving them to scheduled visits. The skills you will use to support them will vary depending on the needs of that individual. You will provide comprehensive, whole-person care, tailored to each individual's unique needs. 

Your Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Read resident logs and other supporting documents as needed upon the start of a shift and record all appropriate entries consistently during and before the conclusion of the shift

  • Engage patients in social conversation, provide supportive listening, and encourage healthy activities

  • Establish and maintain a positive working team environment with all registered nurses, providers, and residential facility staff and treat everyone with dignity and respect

  • Participate fully in team meetings, training, and one-to-one supervision

  • Provide feedback to oncoming staff regarding resident's interactions, activities, and behaviors at the end of your shift

  • Report suspected changes in a resident condition and/or potential crisis situations to the charge nurse or floor lead

  • Remain alert and provide direct line-of-sight monitoring of residents as needed

  • Administer prescribed medications, follows physician's orders for all medications, and documents on medical charts and count sheets according to established procedures

  • Work closely with the resident's healthcare team (e.g. nurses, physicians, and counselors) to ensure their overall health is meeting their goals

  • Other duties as assigned

Your Team

At Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness, we believe a supportive, caring, loved-filled work environment is essential to our mission work. We know this work is challenging at times and extremely rewarding at other times. Due to this, leadership helps you grow in your career and supports you in reaching your full potential. We value life outside of work and family time with progressive benefits and time off. We are here for you so you can be there for the community we serve. Additionally, you will work for an organization that encourages out-of-the-box thinking so we can be innovative in our approach to high-quality mental, behavioral, and developmental disability care.

What We Expect of You

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to help the people we serve live their best lives and bring hope to them every day. Every employee strives to fulfill our mission of empowering individuals to reach their most important goals. The qualified med aid we are seeking is an individual with the following qualifications:

Required

  • A valid driver's license

  • Ability to pass a criminal background check

  • Required to work at any residential treatment facility if shift coverage is needed

Preferred

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Certified Nurses Aid Certification or Medication Aid Certification, or willingness to obtain your medication aide certification

  • Or, a combination of experience and education in similar types of roles

  • Willingness to work morning shifts, swing or graveyard shifts as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral formats, including the ability to complete objective, accurate documentation in a timely, consistent manner

  • Ability to interact with individuals of various backgrounds, education levels, and socio-economic status

  • Must have basic computer skills including the ability to document in an electronic medical record, use electronic time tracking, and the ability to use Google Drive and email

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, comprehend laws, regulations, and policies, and the ability to follow such laws, regulations, and policies and report when they are being violated

The Location

Pioneer Guest Home is a 16-bed residential treatment facility in Enterprise, Oregon for individuals with both physical and severe and persistent mental health issues who need some help with daily care, yet can still be independent at times. This facility provides 24/7 oversight, room and board, all meals, medication management, case management, nursing care, skills training, and activity therapy.

Some of the Vast Rewards for Working Here

As we work to empower individuals to reach their most important goals, we also work to support our team in reaching their full potential both personally and professionally.

  • Full support and career resources to expand your skills, enhance your expertise, and maximize your potential along your career journey

  • A supportive, caring atmosphere from leadership and co-workers who value each individual's unique perspective and expertise in providing whole-person care and are encouraged to bring their ideas and solutions to the table so we can act collectively

  • Generous, Progressive Benefit Plan - consisting of medical, dental, vision, retirement, life flight membership, life insurance, vacation, and sick leave - with compensation and benefits rated as one of the best for a community mental health program.

    • View our full benefits here

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For a career where your passion and purpose come together. Join us today.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential function.

Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness is an equal opportunity employer.