Rochester, MN
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Aug 15, 2019
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Full Time


Volunteers of America is looking for a Med-Tech to join our team at Homestead of Rochester Community!


OBJECTIVE:  The primary purposes of the Medical Assistant/Med Tech/CNA are to maintain our pharmacy database with up-to-date and accurate information.  Responsibilities include ordering, receiving, storage, distribution and discontinuation of participant’s medications and maintaining all required documentation for medication and treatment administration.


 Primary Job Responsibility:  Under the supervision of the Clinical Services Manager, responsible for daily operations of the Senior CommUnity Care Medication Department.

 Front-End Medication Department Operations:

  • Order Processing: Responsible for processing of all medication orders for all participants through direct input (75%) or processing of medication orders inputted by staff provider (25%) with respect to providing full, complete, and legal prescriptions to dispensing pharmacy as defined by pharmacy protocol and state/federal regulation.
  • Cycle-System: Responsible for coordination with pharmacy and relevant Senior CommUnity Care departments to maintain participant medication schedules (maintenance of cycle system) through implementation of new medication orders, mid-cycle medication changes, discontinuations, and reconciliations through transition process as prescribed by policy.
  • Reconciliation/Transitions: Responsible for medication reconciliation through transition periods (LTC/Hospital/ALF discharge) for all participants and facilitating any changes required.
  • Communication With Providers: Responsible for communication with both PACE and community-based providers in regard to medication orders, clarifications, and pharmacy recommendations.  Also responsible for communication between pharmacy and prescriber.
  • Community Pharmacy Network (CPN): Responsible for coordinating with local pharmacies to obtain urgent medications that are not available through on-site dispensing.  Coordination involves transmission of medication order, demographics, and insurance billing information.
  • On-Site Medication Dispensing (ATM): Responsible for inventory and maintenance of on-site medication stock as provided through pharmacy.  Also responsible for equipment and computer maintenance and reporting functions.


QUALIFICATIONS:  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 functions.

  1. Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.
  2. Must have a valid driver’s license and have means of transportation.
  3. Education: A minimum of high school education is required.  CNA is required.  Completion of a state approved training program in medication administration with certificate received.
  4. Experience: Registered or certified nursing assistant in long-term care.  Minimum of one-year experience working with a frail or elderly population required.
  5. Other Skills and Abilities Required:
    • Effective communicator with staff, families and outside agencies.
    • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action and as delegated by the licensed nurse.
    • Ability to prioritize duties.
    • Customer service oriented with knowledge of successful customer service techniques.
    • Ability to understand resident’s charts, doctor’s orders, participant’s plan of care, medication orders and to communicate with residents and staff.
    • Numerical ability necessary for proper measuring of medication and to monitor specific resident cares.
    • Computer experience and ability to learn new programs. Data entry.
    • Must be detailed-oriented.
    • Motor coordination and manual dexterity are required to move and use hands easily and skillfully while passing medications and giving treatments.
    • Must be able to safely perform the essential functions of the job without harm to self or others.
    • Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
    • Able and willing to work flexible hours, such as during an emergency situation.
    • Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.
    • Only acts within the scope of his or her authority to practice. Must meet a standardized set of competencies for the specific position description established by Senior Community Care and approved by CMS before working independently.

 EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

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