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Medication Technician

companyAmber Grove Place Assisted Living and Memory Care
locationChico, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description


****************************************** $500.00 Sign on Bonus **********************************************


Amber Grove Place is guided by a single purpose: To engage, protect, and love people living with memory loss. We are committed to sustaining a safe, active, and loving environment; to give our families peace of mind; to be patient, seeking to understand those living with memory loss; to provide each Amber Grove Place team member the opportunity for personal and professional growth, and to be respectful, trustworthy, and good stewards in all we do.


Under general supervision, aides in the personal care and protection of the residents in Assisted Living & Memory Care.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Know and understand the vision, purpose, values, and goals of Amber Grove Place.
  • Responsible to provide “5 star” customer service to all customers whether in person, via computer, or on the phone.
  • Know and understand the principles of Amber Grove Place, including concepts such as the “GRIT" philosophy and the service standards that are integrated into our everyday work culture.
  • Cares for residents in the community adhering to all facility policies and procedures.
  • Be actively involved in providing “5 star” customer service using the “GRIT” philosophy and other tools to do so.
  • Helps with resident care to include:
  • cleaning and bathing.
  • personal hygiene, grooming.
  • dressing.
  • bed making, and light housekeeping.
  • blood pressure checks, and weights.
  • Helps with ambulation and transfers.
  • escorting to activities and other functions.
  • Report and communicate unusual symptoms and or resident behaviors/problems to supervisors.
  • Monitor the emergency call system for emergency calls and respond appropriately.
  • Works with the dining staff and provide general assistance with resident meals and clean-up; may set tables, serve meals, clear tables, and straighten dining room.
  • Maintain daily chart notes and medication records.
  • Assists with emergencies to include fire drills, elopements, etc.
  • Answers telephones using Amber Grove Place telephone techniques and assists visitors in an assertively friendly manner during hours administration is not present.
  • Conducts work tasks safely and in compliance with the community safety program.
  • Provides effective and courteous service to all residents, guests, and co-workers.
  • Attend all in-service training workshops, seminars, and meetings.
  • Promotes and protects the rights of all residents.
  • Performs other related essential duties as assigned and requested.
  • Ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, maintain confidentiality of restricted information and to follow instructions.
  • Keep all information about residents & staff confidential per HIPPA guidelines.
  • Follow written policies and procedures pertaining to resident rights as well as residential abuse and mandatory reporting procedure.



  • High school diploma, GED and or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years caregiving experience.
  • Minimum of 1 year of medication tech experience.
  • Medication Tech Certification Preferred.


  • Requires First Aid & CPR certification.
  • Must have health screening and Tuberculosis (TB) and or Chest X-Ray (CXR) clearance.
  • Must receive criminal records clearance from the Department of Justice and FBI.
  • Must have illegal drug clearance.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have reliable transportation.


Knowledge of:

  • Policies, procedures, methods, and practices of the community.
  • Understanding of Medical terminology.
  • Methods and procedures involved in handling emergency situations.
  • Use of medical supplies and equipment.
  • Medication dispensed to residents per doctor's orders.
  • Supervisory methods and techniques.
  • Records, graphs, reports, etc. used in the daily performance of duties.
  • Principles and practices of nursing care.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to operate automated office machines like computers, calculators, telephones, and copier.
  • Ability to operate and use a variety of health care equipment and tools including stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, glucometer, oxygen, otoscope, emergency, and disaster equipment.
  • Ability to utilize a variety of clerical, secretarial, medical and computer supplies.
  • Must be physically able to exert considerable force occasionally to assist residents who have fallen and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Must be able to physically support and or assist residents with transfers and positioning.
  • Ability to recognize and differentiate colors, sounds, textures, odors, and forms.
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Ability to stand, squat, and lift 10lbs.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Ability to assign, review, plan, and coordinate the work of other employees.
  • Ability to provide instruction to other employees.
  • Ability to communicate the needs for additional training of other employees and caregiving staff to supervisor.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and discretion in supervising activities of daily living, handling difficult situations, and maintaining standards.

Language, Interpersonal Communication and Environmental Adaptability:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with residents and families, clients, physicians, nurses, staff, resident assistants, supervisor, and client representatives, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to read, speak and understand English sufficiently to follow directions and communicate with supervisor, co-workers, and residents.
  • Have ability to work effectively in a community environment.

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