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Medication Care Partner

Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc.

This is a Contract position in Dundas, ON posted September 12, 2020.

Job Description

MEDICATION CARE PARTNER

Amica Dundas

Hamilton, ON

$19.00/hour

Regular Part-time with Benefits and Part-time positions available 

 

Education:

  • High School Diploma and completion of an accredited Personal Support Worker program that meets legislative standards

License/Designation:

  • Medication Administration certification
  • First Aid and CPR certified

Experience:

  • Six hundred (600) hours of related experience, including both class time and practical experience, preferably with clinical experience in a geriatric setting

Knowledge:

  • Medication administration standards
  • Residents’ activities of daily living (ADL), such as hygiene, optimal functioning, well-being and feeding
  • Personal Support Worker routines and practices
  • Infection control guidelines
  • Lifting, transferring and positioning techniques
  • Rehabilitation and palliative approaches
  • Legislative regulations and policies related to retirement care
  • Changes in mobility of seniors and mechanical lifting devices
  • Applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers

Competencies, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to contribute effectively as a team member
  • Ability to treat residents with dignity, respect and care
  • Strong command of the English language both oral and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop rapport with residents and their families
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload
  • Ability to follow resident support plan and carry out activities as directed
  • Ability to report resident needs through observation of their condition/behaviour
  • Ability to follow safety procedures to maintain a safe and clean environment
  • Ability to apply lifting, transferring and positioning techniques
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of resident information
  • Ability to work in a flexible environment to meet the needs of the residents, including weekend and holiday coverage, as required

Personal Suitability:

  • Demonstrates a strong desire to serve and care for seniors
  • Open, friendly and responsive
  • Able to apply tact, discretion and sound judgement
  • Trustworthy, empathetic, reliable, punctual and adaptable
  • Meets the physical demands of the job
  • Shows initiative and commitment to excellence
  • Resident service oriented
  • Attend regularly scheduled shifts.

Desirable Qualifications:

Courses in gerontology, aging or dementia are an asset