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Certified Medical Technician

Company: Second Family Inc
Location: Bowie
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

The CMT is under the direction of the RN Supervisor and the LPN to provide all aspects of medication administration to patient care according to individualized client needs in conformance with recognized nursing techniques, procedures, and established standards based on the scope of practical nursing. The CMT will be responsible for, but not limited to:--- Administers prescribed medications to patients and maintains related medical records under supervision of the RN,--- Presents medication to patient and observes ingestion or other application, or administers medication, using specified procedures,--- Documents reasons prescribed drugs are not administered,--- May receive supply of ordered medications and apportion, mix, or assemble drugs for administration to patient,--- May record and restock medication inventories,--- Assist nurses in providing patient care through personal care, which will include personal hygiene assistance, assistance in preparing meals and feeding, and assistance in bathroom,--- Assist in the collection of assessment data and accurately recording data on appropriate form in patient's chart. The data may include vital signs, height and weight, blood glucose, and the collection of specimens,--- Contribute to the development of the client plan of care based on the identified patient problems/needs,--- Perform basic nursing tasks and carry out RN and/or LPN directives accurately,--- Recognize and report promptly any deviations from patient's normal assessment findings, behavior and physical status,--- Provide patient care using appropriate infection control and safety precautions--- Use safety devices appropriately (side rails, bed alarms, soft wrist restraints, waist restraints, gait belts and bed or wheelchair restraints per doctors' orders),--- Utilize seizure precautions appropriately,--- Report potentially unsafe conditions and correct immediately (damp floors, loose hand bars or rails),--- Maintain good body mechanics for both patient and self in all patient care activities,--- Use safety when using all equipment such as feeding pumps, nebulization machines, wheelchairs, and humidification and oxygen tanks,--- Accompany to doctor appointments and outings as indicated,--- Assist patient to maintain an increase activity level--- Position patient in correct body alignment with use of appropriate devices,--- Perform simple range of motion exercises,--- Reinforce exercises taught,--- Assist patient in ambulating and transferring as indicated by activity level,--- Promptly report signs of activity intolerance (shortness of breath, increased pain, muscle spasm),--- Assist in the admission, transfer, and discharge of patients as directed,--- Attend mandatory in-service training and staff meetings as scheduled--- Work collaboratively with other members of the health care team in coordination of the clients care as evidenced by another department feedback,--- Assist in maintaining a clean and wholesome work area and environment--- May drive patient to various appointments and activities as directed by RN Supervisor, or LPN,--- Other duties as assigned.This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Second Family, Inc. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with the core values as well as follow all legal requirements in implementing duties according to policies and procedures. The employee shall support Second Family, Inc.'s strategic plan and the goals and direction of the performance improvement plan.EDUCATION and TRAINING--- High School Diploma,--- Valid registration as a Medical Technician in the State of Maryland,--- Completion of Nursing Assistant Technician/ Medical Technician program.LICENSES and OTHER REQUIREMENTS:--- Obtain and maintain current First Aid and CPR certificates,--- Maintain valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.--- EXPERIENCE:--- One-year experience as a nursing assistant in an acute or long-term care facility--- Experience working with children is a plus.PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS:--- Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting, lifting and supporting clients.--- Incumbent may be exposed to virus, disease and infection from patients and specimens in working environment.--- Incumbent will be required to work at any facility owned by Second Family, Inc. and be responsible for own transportation.--- Incumbent will be scheduled based on operational need. (standard-shift, rotating shift, standby, on-call)KNOWLEDGE and ABILITIES:--- Possess knowledge of community resources;--- Possess effective oral and written communication skills;--- Maintain working knowledge of and adherence to all company policies and procedures;--- Maintain client and company confidentiality;--- Participate as a team member in a rapidly changing behavioral health care setting.

Keywords: Second Family Inc, Bowie , Certified Medical Technician, Healthcare , Bowie, Maryland

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