Med Tech Residential Counselor
Job Details
Experienced
Maiden Lane IRA - Kingston, NY
Full Time
High School
Nonprofit - Social Services
Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The Med Tech Residential Counselor is an important member of the Residential Team. The Med Tech Residential Counselor provides quality care to residents. The Med Tech Residential Counselor assists with ensuring the safe and therapeutic treatment of residents in accordance with Gateways goals and certifying/regulatory bodies including OMH/OPWDD/HUD.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Direct Service Responsibilities

  • Maintain all medical records for residents.
    • Ensure that medical documentation for assigned residents are up to date and properly documented and stored per agency and regulatory policy and procedure. This includes but is not limited to: prescriptions, MARs, Med Step Sheets, Logs (blood pressure, blood sugar, and bowel movement), AMAP signature sheet, Narc count sheets, Narc administration sheet, Consults.
    • Report concerns to the Residential Manager or Senior Counselor.
  • Monitor daily medication administration as assigned to ensure accuracy and report any issues to the Residential Manager or Senior Counselor.
  • As assigned by the Residential Manager or Senior Counselor, complete Quality Assurance file checks to ensure needed documentation is up to date and properly stored. Notify the Residential Manager or Senior Counselor of any concerns.
  • Assist the Residential Manager/Senior Counselor/Program Nurse in obtaining needed medical, dental and clinical services for residents. This includes transporting to appointments.
  • Provide direct care services to residents as needed.

 

Health, Safety, & Compliance

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Health, Safety, & Compliance

  • Maintain a work environment in a clean, organized, and safe manner. Conduct daily inspections of work areas to look for unsafe conditions
  • Use all required safety devices and personal protective equipment. Train staff on all safe operating procedures and on the use of personal protective equipment
  • Provide leadership and positive direction necessary for maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Actively participate in and support employee participation in health and safety practices and accident prevention
  • Ensure all accidents are reported to supervisor and Human Resources, thoroughly investigated, and properly documented. Investigate near-miss incidents to determine root cause to promote accident prevention.
  • Be familiar with the Health & Safety Program and abide by all safety and health rules, work practices, and regulations.

 

Agency Standards

  • Demonstrate positive work attitudes and habits. Act as a role model for success of staff and residents
  • Maintain a clean and neat appearance consistent with agency standards and act as a role model
  • Attend all required meetings and trainings
  • Participate in training programs for professional growth as scheduled and approved
  • Responsible for understanding and adhering to Gateway Hudson Valleys Corporate Compliance Policy and Standards of Conduct as well as all applicable program rules, regulations and policies. Keep abreast of any changes or modifications to policies or regulations. Ensure that all staff are knowledgeable of applicable regulations, laws, and policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education:

  • Associate’s Degree in human services related field preferred.
  • High School Diploma accepted.

 

Experience:

  • 2 years’ experience in Human Services field.
  • 4 years’ related experience with High School Diploma.

 

Licenses / Certifications:

  • CPR/First Aid
  • Medication Administration (AMAP)

 

BONA FIDE WORKING CONDITIONS

 

  • Must be able to sit or stand for up to 8 hours per day
  • Must be able to bend at the waist or kneel occasionally (1-2 times per week)
  • Must be able to bend and use hands, wrists, and fingers with full range of motion
  • May occasionally be required to lift packages: 25-50 pounds as needed or occasionally (1-2 times per month)
  • Must be able to perform CPR in emergency situation and for regular recertification

 

REGULATORY CLEARANCES REQUIRED:

  • Must have a valid NYS Driver’s License and maintain a driving record which meets the insurable criteria of the Agency’s automobile insurance carrier
    • Driver’s License Abstract
  • Must have a favorable result from all state, federal, and agency mandated background checks
    • New York State Justice Center Fingerprinting Criminal Background Check
    • OWPDD MHL Abuse/Neglect History Check
    • Statewide Central Registry Check
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