Medication Associate

The Pines of Mount Lebanon

(Pittsburgh, PA)

Currently Hiring:

  • Full-Time 6:00am-2:00pm with rotating weekends

FT = Full Time | PT = Part Time | OPT = Occasional Part Time

Departmental Accountabilities: Wellness, LifeStories Program
Reports To: Resident Wellness Director, Charge Nurse/LPN Supervisor & Life Stories Director
Desired Education Level: High school graduate, GED or active registry status on the Pennsylvania nurse aide registry is required
Travel Required: None
Position Summary:

Responsible for preparing, administering and charting oral, topical and suppository drugs. Performs pulse and blood pressure measurements and administers PRN drugs as directed. Assists with admission, discharge and transfer procedures. Completes documentation clearly and accurately in the Medication Administration Record, Controlled Substance and Destructions logs, Resident Records and Move N. Ensures dignity and respect by using techniques learned in Life Stories Training to minimize Resident stress and maximize cooperation through dignity and empathy.

Required Job Functions:

The employee must be able to perform these essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation by IntegraCare Corporation without posing a direct threat to self or others.
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1. Perform all duties and responsibilities with a positive attitude, demonstrates impeccable ethics and integrity.
2. Prepares, administers and charts oral, topical and suppository drugs.
3. Administers drugs only with a written order.
4. Performs pulse and blood pressure measurements.
5. Administers insulin and performs capillary glucose monitoring following completion of certification by a Certified Diabetic Educator.
6. Signs and has access to the controlled schedule drug cabinet.
7. In absence of Charge Nurse Supervisor, may take call-offs when assigned.
8. Makes pertinent observations and documents changes in the Residents' condition and reports them to the Charge Nurse Supervisor, Resident Wellness Director or Life Stories Director.
9. Assists with admissions, discharges and transfer procedures.
10. Attends required in-service trainings and orientations.
11. Returns drugs to pharmacy for credit. Disposes of outdated and discontinues medications properly and in accordance with ICC policy and DEP regulations.
12. Completes all required electronic documentation in a timely manner in Move N.
13. Sends pharmacy orders on fax machine.
14. Works as Resident Wellness Associate as directed by the Resident Wellness Director, Charge Nurse Supervisor or Life Stories Director.
15. Ensures that activity programming is continued in the absence of the Life Stories Director.
16. Conducts tours in absence of management team members.
17. Responds to Residents' requests.
18. Respects Residents’ rights, dignity and privacy.
19. Ensures Resident dignity and respect by using techniques learned in Memory Care Training to minimize Residents stress and maximize cooperation through dignity and empathy.

Equipment Required to Operate:

1. Telephone
2. CPR mask or ambu bag
3. Emergency oxygen equipment
4. Medication equipment (i.e., syringes, vials, etc.)
5. Thermometer
6. Sphygmomanometer
7. Computer and MOVE N software
8. Nurse Call System
9. Wander Management System
10. Various Lifting and Transfer Equipment


A. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The ability to prepare, administer and chart non-parenteral drugs as prescribed by a physician is required. The ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing is required. The ability to exercise good judgment and make confident ethical decisions is essential. Must be able to effectively manage time in order to complete multiple tasks. Must possess computer skills. May require frequent lifting, bending, stretching, and standing for long periods of time.
B. Education
High school graduate, GED or active registry status on the Pennsylvania nurse aide registry is required.
C. Experience
A minimum of one year experience providing direct care to elderly in a long-term care setting is required. Previous Medication Assistant experience in a health care setting preferred.
D. Certificates/Licenses
Certification as a Medication Associate through IntegraCare’s Medication Associate course is required. Certification in insulin administration by a Certified Diabetic Educator is required. Home Health Care or Certified Nurses Aid certificate is preferred. CPR or first aid certificates preferred.

Note: Pennsylvania Personal Care Home regulations require a minimum age of 18 for this position.