LOCATION: Wallowa, Oregon
POSITION TITLE: Full-Time Medication Aid
REPORTS TO: Residential Treatment Home Manager/ Administrator
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt, Hourly
Salary: $16.25 + NOC Differential of $1.00
POSITION SUMMARY: Provides services and supports which help clients at a Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) develop appropriate skills to increase or maintain their level of functioning. These services may include: mental health services, rehabilitation services, social services, personal services, medical, dental and other health care services, educational services, financial management support services, legal services, vocational services, transportation, recreational and leisure activities, and other services required to meet resident needs as defined in the guidelines of the Residential Service Plan.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Follows the standards and procedures for the provision of care and services to residents with mental illness in a mental health licensed adult residential treatment home. This position provides residential care ? the provision of room, board, care and services that assist the resident with ADL's. This includes 24-hour supervision; being aware of the resident's general whereabouts; monitoring the activities of the resident while on the premises of the Residential Treatment Home (RTH) to ensure their health, safety and welfare.
Examples of Work: ***Illustrative only:. Any single position of a class will not necessarily involve all of the duties listed, and many positions will involve duties that are not listed.
- Reads log and other client support documents as needed upon reporting to work and to make all appropriate entries during and before the conclusion of the shift.
- Stays awake and alert throughout the shift.
- Assists residents of either gender in personal self-management activities including but not limited to: eating, toileting, bathing, personal hygiene and grooming, cleaning, community access, personal spending, socialization, recreation, skill acquisition and self-expression.
- Transfers residents to and from wheelchairs, beds, chairs, toilets, etc. Using the training and guidelines provided for such activities. Pushing residents in wheelchairs may also be required.
- Administers prescribed medications, following physician's orders for all medications and/or procedures, and documents on medical charts and count sheets according to established procedures.
- Supervises and/or assists in the preparation of meals and assists with the feeding of residents according to menu plans.
- Conducts evacuation/fire drills as assigned.
- Orients, trains and supervises residents to perform properly, safely and independently within the guidelines of the Residential Service Plan.
- Participates in the inventory, ordering and/or purchasing of resident or program supplies, including food or medications as assigned.
- Maintains clean, sanitary and safe conditions, for example: sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, window washing, etc. both routinely and as needed. Reports all safety hazards.
- Provides timely and accurate documentation as required by OAR and ORBS policies and procedures.
- Reports any suspected violations, resident rights or abuse of a resident by another resident or staff member according to policies and OAR's regarding mandatory reporting. Such reporting is required for, but is not limited to, suspected incidents of physical assault, neglect of care, sexual or financial exploitation, which may also include borrowing or removing property from the home.
- Attends staff meetings and training sessions as scheduled.
- Follows policies and procedures of ORBS.
- Other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Position does not supervise or assign work.
- RTH Administrator supervises the Caregiver/Med Aide
- Some knowledge of counseling techniques, theory and practices supporting mental health consumers preferred.
- The ability to interact and relate to residents, staff, managers and others with respect and dignity.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, comprehend laws, administrative rules, regulations and agency policies, develop and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors and other professionals.
- Ability to deal with residents experiencing crisis situations.
- Willing to work AM shift, swing shift or graveyard shift as needed.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
- Certified Nurses Aid certification, med Aid certification if applicable or any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the above described duties. *preferred
- Have a valid Oregon driver's license, and
- Pass criminal history check.
CONFIDENTIALITY: This position requires the handling of highly confidential information. Must adhere to rules and laws pertaining to client confidentiality.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Must be able to communicate information in both oral and written form with the ability to present and exchange information internally across teams and co-workers, and externally with clients and the public, Information communicated ranges from routine/ basic information to complex and confidential information
LEADERSHIP & TEAMWORK: Must be able to work effectively and constructively with other office staff, clinicians, the administrative team and all other staff. Participates in staff meetings.
PHYSICAL DEMAND: This position requires you to be regularly available for work as scheduled. Position requires professional and personal skills to cope with stress associated with work involving a high degree of mental, emotional and physical demands. This position also requires the ability to bend, stoop, push and pull. While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk and hear; use hands and fingers and handle or feel; reach with hands and arms. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in an office environment and the noise level is usually moderate, but occasionally may be exposed to loud noise such as raised voice levels and alarms. Occasionally the work environment may extend to other community offices, residential houses, and off-site locations.
This position may be exposed to the everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as an office (i.e., moving mechanical parts, airborne particles, and electrical shock). This person will be serving clients from all demographics within the community. WVCW is a Trauma informed Organization and this person is expected to be a leader and example of Trauma Informed Care in the workplace.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential function.
Wallowa County Center for Wellness is an equal opportunity employer.