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Medication Room Assistant Job



Job Number: 72489342078

Location: Dixon, IL

Date Posted: 9-1-2016

 

Wexford Health Sources, the nation's leading innovative correctional health care company, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality.  For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.

At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone.  We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.

Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for a Per Diem Medication Room Assistant to join our team of healthcare professionals at Dixon Correctional Center in Dixon, IL.

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direct supervision of the designated Wexford Health manager and clinical supervision from the Director of Nursing, Medical Director and/or IDOC personnel as appropriate, the Medication Room Assistant (MRA) is responsible for organizing the medication storage and distribution areas and assists in the procurement of ordered medications from an off-site pharmacy as well as assisting in the return of unused medications.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assists with the organization and maintenance of medication room records.
  2. Assists with the maintenance of medication room inventory and audit procedures.
  3. Maintains the security of all medications and supplies under their control or supervision.
  4. Processes supply requests in a prompt, cooperative and efficient manner.
  5. Confirms ordered medications are received.
  6. Logs outgoing medications.
  7. Assists with the delivery of medications as determined by site administration.
  8. Fax/scan patient prescriptions to the offsite pharmacy in a timely manner per Unit policy/process.
  9. Communicates with offsite Pharmacy staff as needed to confirm prescriptions/orders are received by them and legible to ensure timely delivery of all ordered medications.
  10. Refers medication orders/prescriptions needing clarification to a nurse, physician or P.A.
  11. Performs medication expiration checks of all medications in the Unit as per policy/procedure.
  12. Reports delays, discrepancies or any and all concerns immediately to the appropriate supervisor.
  13. Maintains an orderly, clean and organized medication area at all times.
  14. Maintains confidentiality of all patient records.
  15. Complies with applicable Administrative/Institutional Directives related to Medication storage.
  16. Attends Unit Meetings as directed.
  17. Gathers and collates medication room data for submission at CQI meetings.
  18. Participates in appropriate Quality Assurance studies and meetings as requested or directed.
  19. Conforms to Wexford Health Sources and facility regulations as appropriate, to include, but not be limited to: dress code, schedule/punch in/punch out/safety and security regulations, and procedure for sick leave/vacation time/education seminars.
  20. Approaches changes in a positive manner.
  21. Makes suggestions for improving work conditions to the appropriate Supervisor.
  22. Accepts constructive criticism in stressful situations.
  23. Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction, perform other duties as required or assigned.

Lead Medication Room Assistant

In addition to the duties/responsibilities listed above, for those locations where an employee acts as the Lead Medication Room Assistant, the lead assistant also performs the following duties/responsibilities:

  1. Directs the workflow of the medication room by assigning tasks and areas of responsibility to other Medication Room Assistants.
  2. Monitors and holds accountable other Medication Room Assistants for completion of their assigned tasks/responsibilities. 
  3. Ensures minimal staffing requirements are met by monitoring PTO requests and recommends approval/denial of such requests to site manager.

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

  • Standard medical setting within a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with offenders/patients, correctional staff, and health care personnel. 
  • Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.
  • Possible exposure to toxic substances, ionizing radiation, and medicinal preparations.
  • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and body fluids.

 

TRAVEL: Minimal travel required.

LICENSING: None required.

CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification.

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • One (1) year correctional health care or hospital pharmacy experience preferred.
  • History of being well organized, communicating effectively and detail-oriented.

EOE/M/F/D/V


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