POSITION: Medication Room Assistant PRN
SCHEDULE: As Needed
FACILITY: Illinois River Correctional Center
LOCATION: Canton, Illinois
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.
- Assists with the organization and maintenance of medication room records.
- Assists with the maintenance of medication room inventory and audit procedures.
- Maintains the security of all medications and supplies under their control or supervision.
- Processes supply requests in a prompt, cooperative and efficient manner.
- Confirms ordered medications are received.
- Logs outgoing medications.
- Assists with the delivery of medications as determined by site administration.
- Fax/scan patient prescriptions to the offsite pharmacy in a timely manner per Unit policy/process.
- 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.
- Refers medication orders/prescriptions needing clarification to a nurse, physician or P.A.
- Performs medication expiration checks of all medications in the Unit as per policy/procedure.
- Reports delays, discrepancies or any and all concerns immediately to the appropriate supervisor.
- Maintains an orderly, clean and organized medication area at all times.
- Maintains confidentiality of all patient records.
- Complies with applicable Administrative/Institutional Directives related to Medication storage.
- Attends Unit Meetings as directed.
- Gathers and collates medication room data for submission at CQI meetings.
- Participates in appropriate Quality Assurance studies and meetings as requested or directed.
- Approaches change in a positive manner.
- Makes suggestions for improving work conditions to the appropriate Supervisor.
- Accepts constructive criticism in stressful situations.
Upon receiving the necessary training and/or instruction, perform other duties as required or assigned.
- 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.
- One (1) year correctional health care or hospital pharmacy experience preferred.
- History of being well organized, communicating effectively and detail-oriented.
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