Provides leadership for medication related syste,s, adherence to DePaul Policy, Training and Standards.
Process all incoming client medications. This includes checking labels for accuracy, completing proper documentation and storing medications as per DePaul’s standards and NYS Office of Mental health regulations.
Process incoming prescriptions, medication or treatment orders and updates client charts as well as the Medication Administration Record (MAR) when new medications or change orders are prescribed.
Inventories all medication (pill, liquid, inhaler, and creams) and required supplies (BGL test strips, alcohol swabs) weekly to identify medications that need to be ordered.
Ensures that prescriptions are refilled as needed. Request standing order prescriptions as needed.
Tracks and oversees the medication ordering, supply and ensure medications are on site without interruptions of medication regimen.
Acts as a liaison with resident, doctors, pharmacies, providers and residential staff as necessary to ensure timely and accurate ordering of medications and appointment scheduling as needed.
Oversees the supervision of all residents’ medications in accordance with physician’s orders, DePaul’s Policy and NYS Office of Mental Health regulations.
Monitors the medication related documentation weekly for accuracy and completeness. Address areas of need with Site Supervisor.
Reports significant issues regarding client medications to the Residential Supervisor (i.e.: missed doses of medications, resident refusals, adverse reactions, etc.).
Responsible for the overseeing monitoring and documentation of all residents involved in the self-medication process.
Respects and maintains resident confidentiality and demonstrates a caring, positive attitudes towards all residents, family members, staff, guests and service providers.
Performs any other duties necessary for the effective operation of the program and the medication room in particular.