Advocates

Medication Specialist - Recovery Services- Female only

Job Locations US-MA-Worcester
Minimum Education Required
High School Diploma/GED
Job ID
2024-10613
Organization
Advocates
Type
Regular Full-Time
Number of Hours Per Week
40
Business Unit
BH Residential

Overview

*Starting rate 18.50/hour*

 

 

Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff. 

 

The Medications Specialist will provide medication training, administration, storage, and incident reporting for medication administration. This will include but is not limited to reviewing doctors’ orders, transcribing medication sheets, and reviewing medication related goals.   

 

Are you ready to make a difference?

Minimum Education Required

High School Diploma/GED

Additional Shift Details

Sunday-Thursday 7-3

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and monitor program participants’ daily medication schedule providing support and assistance where needed.
  • Provide education regarding medication names, dosages, and side effects to program participants.
  • Create and maintain medication support plans.
  • Track, document, and assist program participants in obtaining medication orders for new, changed, or discontinued medication.
  • Assist program participants to connect with Community Health Center/providers for medication evaluation, when applicable.
  • Responsible for oversight of record keeping, safe storage, packed medication for LOA, refrigerated medication and proper disposal of medication.
  • Transcribe prescription information and complete daily medication counts.
  • Conduct regular (weekly) review of medication documentation.
  • Responsible for running weekly medication/wellness group.
  • Communicate program participant’s progress, mental status, and any changes in daily notes.
  • Liaison to other community providers, related agencies and develop community resources, as needed to assure proper medication service needs are met in the community.
  • Provide training and ongoing supervision of new employees and cross trained staff on program’s medication administration, policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Report any medication errors to supervisor, internal medication incident reporting, and BSAS. Investigate and review documentation to determine how/why the medication error occurred.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of the State and Federal confidentiality laws, including medication confidentiality laws.
  • Maintain ongoing constructive and productive communications with program/agency staff and service providers.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma/GED. Knowledge of BSAS medication guidelines for residential level of care, preferred. 
  • Strongly prefer that a candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.
  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of the population.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • High energy level, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to function in a team atmosphere.
  • Ability to read English and communicate effectively in the primary language of the program(s) to which he/she is assigned.
  • Must hold a valid drivers’ license. Must have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport clients.

 

Advocates is committed to cultivating a diverse and welcoming community where everyone feels respected and valued. Advocates fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and promotes diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, partnered status, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience. 

 

Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening.  We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.

 

Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve.  We put the individual first.

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