Medication Technician

Cascade AIDS Project | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 12/11/2023
Description

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Our House - Portland, OR

Salary Range: $21.54 Hourly

Travel Percentage: None

Cascade AIDS Project is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Black, Indigenous, and all other People of Color (BIPOC), women, LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, and people living with HIV or other disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) is the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Oregon and Southwest Washington, as well as a Federally Qualified Health Center (Look-A-Like) that provides the LGBTQ+ community and beyond with compassionate healthcare. CAP’s mission is to promote well-being and advance equity by providing inclusive health and wellness services for LGBTQ+ people, people affected by HIV, and all those seeking compassionate care. Our House provides integrated health and housing services to people with HIV. Guided by compassion, we provide 24-hour specialized care, supportive services, and independent housing support services. To learn more about us at www.capnw.org, www.prismhealth.org, and www.ourhouseofportland.org.

The Our House Residential Care Facility (RCF) is a team of expert clinicians who work with people living with HIV who are having difficulty managing independent living. By tailoring nursing, social services, and therapeutic everyday activities our clients and residents are able to define what ‘living well’ means to them.

Our House is excited to announce that we are hiring an experienced Medication Technician. The Medication Technician is responsible for working within the framework of the interdisciplinary team approach to provide direct resident care as well as environmental care of the facility by performing the following duties. The Medication Technician administers and documents non-injectable medications within the scope of practice and negotiates with the nurse on duty. They also record scheduled and PRN medications on the resident’s electronic medication administration record. This position is stationed at Our House of Portland. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for administration of medications as directed by the Licensed Nurse in accordance with Physician Orders, State Regulations and the Nurse Practice Act.
  • Maintains accurate records of medications provided or omitted, including controlled substances, in each resident’s Electronic Medication Administration Record.
  • Provides direct resident care while promoting the resident’s dignity, independence and choice.

ESSENTAIL FUNCTIONS

  • Provides for activities of daily living care, including bathing, grooming, hygiene, toileting, feeding, and mobility.
  • Reports any changes or suspected changes/problems in a resident’s condition immediately to the Licensed Nurse (LN) on duty.
  • Respects and maintains privacy, confidentiality, and appropriate boundaries of residents, staff, and volunteers.
  • Provides care utilizing principles of safety and infection control.
  • Monitors and charts vital signs and intake and output as directed
  • Monitors resident’s skin condition, reporting problems to the LN.
  • Communicates with families and visitors in a positive and professional manner.
  • Reports all incidents and accidents to the LN on duty.
  • Gives input as required to implement the resident service plan
  • Completes all documentation and communication by the end of the shift.
  • Takes direction in shift planning with LN immediately after report.
  • Attends all staff meetings and in-services or is available to work the floor during the meeting. If the meeting is missed, reads meeting minutes and watches videos or requests the trainings presented at the meeting.
  • Maintains a neat, clean facility, including common living spaces as well as individual resident areas. Housekeeping chores will include but not be limited to: cleaning bathrooms, resident rooms, utility rooms, kitchen, vacuuming, laundry, and dishes.
  • Schedules resident appointments and transportation.
  • Maintains CPR certification.
  • Maintains punctual, regular, and predictable attendance.
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Completes 12 hours of continuing education per year. 6 of 12 need to be dementia related per DHS Regs. 3 of 12 need to be medication related to maintain ability to administer medications.
  • Respectfully takes direction from supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

NOTE: This is a non-management, union-represented position. The compensation, benefits, and conditions of work for this position are collectively bargained. This is a 1.0 FTE Position. Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Dayshift (06:30am-3:00pm) Friday and Saturday Evening shift (2:30pm-11:00pm)

COMPENSATION: $21.54 an hour + Shift differentials - $1 per evening and weekend shifts

Successful candidates will have:

  • Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
  • Willingness to work with persons with physical, mental and/or chemical dependency challenges.
  • Education & Experience At least 1 year experience with caregiving or certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the state of Oregon, in good standing.
  • CPR certified or the ability to become certified within 30 days of hire.
  • Valid food handler’s card or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire.
  • Basic computer skills

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education & Experience At least 1 year experience with caregiving or other healthcare-related experience
  • Ability to pass DHS background check

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Prior experience passing medications
  • Ability to teach and empower residents toward self-care and independence.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain professional relationships across a multicultural spectrum of organizations and professionals, including community partners and funders.
  • Successful experience working with ethnic, racial, economic, and sexually diverse populations and persons who have experienced houselessness, persons with a mental illness and/or substance use issues.
  • A strong understanding of issues relevant to people living with HIV, communities of color, and the LBGTQ+ community and how those issues affect or influence service delivery.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in workplace or community settings.
  • Desire and ability to engage in equity and inclusion initiatives and discussions in the workplace, including but not limited to engaging in training workshops, team and department meetings, and critical discussions for how CAP can better support the communities that we serve.
  • Experience working with people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and/or people with disabilities, chronic illness and/or other barriers to employment.
  • Lived experience of systemic oppression and non-dominant cultures. We encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and other people of color; transgender, non-binary, and other LGBTQ+ people; and people with disabilities, including HIV.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in workplace or community settings.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

CAP is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees.

Any non-temporary full-time or part-time employee (working .5FTE or greater) is considered eligible for the benefits. Benefits may be adjusted based on hours worked. The below benefits are for 1.0 FTE or 40 hours a week.

Vacation + Leave

  • Generous Paid Time Off benefits including paid time for vacation, civic engagement, continuing education, health needs and holidays.

Retirement

  • 401(k) Plan – CAP matches employee contributions up to 3% of salary, this benefit includes on-call and per diem staff

Health Coverage

  • Flexible Spending Account to set aside employee pre-tax dollars for unreimbursed medical and dependent expenses.
  • Medical and vision insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for employees (Kaiser Permanente)
  • Dental insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for employees (Lincoln or Willamette Dental)
  • Voluntary supplemental vision insurance (Lincoln)
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP)

Life Insurance + Disability + Family Leave

  • Life Insurance ($100,000) and AD&D insurance – premiums fully paid by CAP for the employee (Mutual of Omaha)
  • Long-term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)
  • Short-term disability insurance (Mutual of Omaha)

Loan Forgiveness Programs – Employees are eligible to apply to the following programs.

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Oregon Health Care Provider Loan Repayment Program (licensed and unlicensed providers)
  • Scholars for a Healthy Oregon Initiative (SHOI) Program

CAP cares about the safety of our team members and clients. All new employees are required to provide proof of vaccination status to HR at the time of hire (unless a documented medical or religious exemption is requested and approved). Employees not subject to a state or federal vaccine mandate will be required to undergo regular testing for COVID-19 at no cost to the employee.

Salary21.54 Hour
Listing Type
Jobs
Categories
Nonprofit
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Employer Type
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