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Medication Aide - Corrections Nights

Company: JPS Health Network
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Who We Are
JPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported health care system in North Texas. Licensed for 578 beds, the network features 75 locations across Fort Worth, with John Peter Smith Hospital -home to Tarrant County's first and only Level 1 Trauma Center, only psychiatric emergency services site, and the largest hospital-based family medical residency program in the nation - and more than 40 community-based clinics. All told, our network employs more than 7,200 people.Acclaim is our multispecialty medical practice group featuring over 300 providers serving the JPS Health Network. Specialties range from primary care to general surgery and trauma. The Acclaim group formed around a common set of incentives and expectations supporting the operational, financial, and clinical performance
outcomes of the network. Our goal is to provide high quality, compassionate clinical care for every patient, every time.
Why JPS?
We're more than a hospital. We're 7,200 of the most dedicated people you could ever meet. Our goal is to make sure the people of our community get the care they need and deserve. As community stewards, we abide by three rules:1. Own it.Everyone who wears the JPS badge contributes to our journey to excellence.
2. Seek joy.Every day, every shift, we celebrate our patients, smile, and emphasize positivity.
3. Don't be a jerk.Everyone is treated with courtesy and respect. Smiling, laughter, compassion - key components of our everyday experience at JPS.When working here, you're surrounded by passion, diversity, and dedication. We look forward to meeting you!For more information, visit www.jpshealthnet.org.
To view all job vacancies, visitwww.jobs.jpshealthnet.org/ or www.teamacclaim.org.
Job Description:Description: The Medication Aide Corr administers medication ensuring the 5 Rights of medication administration are followed at all times and monitors the consumption of all medications administered to the patient. The Medication Aide assists in the administration of oral and topical medications as directed and prescribed by the health care practitioner and assists in the clinical care of patients as directed by the professional nurse and prescribed by the health care practitioner.Typical Duties:

  • Administers medication ensuring the 5 Rights of medication administration are followed at all times and monitors the consumption of all medications administered to the patient.

    • Observes and reports to the licensed nurse any reactions and/or side effects to medication taken by the patient.

      • Documents the administered medication on the patients medication administration record (MAR).

        • Administers medication according to physicians orders.

          • Prepares medication to be administered.

            • Notifies mental health staff if a mental health patient refuses medication for three consecutive days.

              • Completes end of the month MAR change out process.

                • Orders patient refill medications from the pharmacy in a timely manner.

                  • Acts as health care team member.

                    • Maintains positive and effective relationships with patients, family members, co-workers, Sheriffs Department staff and other Network and contract employees.

                      • Accesses navigate through Tarrant County Sheriffs Department (TCSO) IT System.

                        • Performs other related job duties as assigned.Qualifications:

                          • Required Education and Experience:
                          • High School diploma, GED or equivalent.
                          • Successful completion of Medication Aide Training Program.
                            Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:
                          • Current Medication Aide certificate issued by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.Location Address:
                            100 N. Lamar Street
                            Fort Worth, Texas, 76102
                            United States

Keywords: JPS Health Network, Fort Worth , Medication Aide - Corrections Nights, Other , Fort Worth, Texas

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