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CERTIFIED MEDICATION AIDE in Laredo, TX at GEO Secure Services

Date Posted: 1/25/2023

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Laredo, TX
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/25/2023
  • Job ID:
    35991/40869/212391

Job Description

Facility: RIO GRANDE PROCESSING CENTER

Pay: $19.30 hr.

Bonus (if applicable): 

H&W: $4.23 hr. This position is eligible to receive a Health & Welfare Benefit Rate per hour on all hours paid up to 40 hours per week and not to exceed 2,080 hours per year.

Shift:

Benefits: Employees working a normal work week (30 hours or more) will enjoy a competitive benefits package for an energized workforce with options for you and your family including:

• Paid time off        • Paid holidays         • 401(k)
• 401(k) matching      • Health Insurance        • Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance       • Life Insurance          • Flexible spending account
• Health savings account    • Tuition Reimbursement     • Reduced tuition rates
• Employee discount     • Employee assistance program • Pet insurance
• Disability Insurance     • Paid training           • Other benefits available

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Are you looking for a career you can feel good about? We hire only those that strive to do their best. By joining our family, you'll receive the honor and recognition that comes with working for the industry's global leader in evidenced based rehabilitation.

Who We Are:

GEO provides complementary, turnkey solutions for numerous government partners worldwide across a spectrum of diversified correctional and community reentry services. From the development of state-of-the-art facilities and the provision of management services and evidence-based rehabilitation to the post-release reintegration and supervision of individuals in the community, GEO offers fully diversified, cost-effective services that deliver enhanced quality and improved outcomes.

Why Work for GEO:

  • At GEO, we believe that diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of a variety of views, perspectives, and backgrounds are integral parts of our company's success.
  • We believe that work is more than a place you go every day. It is about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things.
  • Employee benefits play an important role in making The GEO Group a great place to work. At GEO, we believe in the three pillars of employee wellbeing: physical, emotional, and financial. With comprehensive benefits and competitive wages, we trust that you will find all the resources you need here to be successful.


Summary

Performs technical duties in the field of patient care and participates in the general health care of patients by providing assistance for cleanliness, grooming, rest, activity, nourishment and distribution of medications.  Assists the professional staff in maintaining a safe therapeutic environment. 



Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Distributes and documents detainee/inmate medications, both in general population and administrative segregation from filled prescriptions.
  • Ensures pharmacy room security, replaces facility working stocks and maintains the upkeep of the facility pharmacy and pharmaceutical equipment. Maintains security while dispensing medications and is continually cognizant of the potential hazard of drug hoarding and trafficking among detainees.  Maintains non-involvement in the security aspects of care.
  • Applies knowledge of drugs and therapeutics in dispensing medication.
  • Enters medication compliance into pharmacy computer system if applicable. Ensures that prescribed medications are administered as ordered, using the formulary.
  • Takes and records vital signs as well as intake and output; provides patient care including bathing patients, mouth care, back care, serving food trays, feeding patients, assisting with ambulation, administering foot soaks and hot and cold packs, and turning, positing and transferring patients.
  • Assists the physician with sick call and setting up for minor surgical procedures.
  • Observes and reports changes in patient’s condition; assists the physician or nurse with procedures under their direct supervision.
  • Interviews incoming detainees and completes the receiving screening form. Informs the nurses or physician of detainees with health problems who need immediate attention; assists with detainee discharge from the facility; records medical data in the health record; assembles health records on newly received detainees; maintains statistical logs required for periodic reports. 
  • Documents all detainee contacts. Maintains confidentiality of medical records.
  • Assists in the maintenance of a safe, comfortable facility environment; obtains, stores and maintains nursing supplies; cleans and sterilizes instruments and equipment.
  • Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality of information and records at all times.
  • Practices basic cost containment and utilization management for patient care and facility operations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent certification required.
  • Current Certified Medication Aide Permit required. Must maintain a current copy of the permit on file in the facility at all times.
  • Minimum of six (6) months of full time wage earning experience as a Certified Medication Aide and experience with nurse assistance duties preferred.

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