Works directly with clients while safely and accurately preparing and administering medications.
Complies with regulatory and facility policies on medication consents.
Teaches clients about medications and medication management.
Accurately monitors and documents medication administration, monitors medication effects and adverse reactions according to facility protocol and reports concerns to the RN on duty.
Is knowledgeable of psychoactive medications and promptly recognizes adverse reactions and implements appropriate intervention measures. Reports actual/potential medication errors per facility procedure; actively engages in medication error reduction practices.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. We have a unique model that connects the latest scientific and medical advancements to practical, effective interventions in the treatment of behavioral health.
We were founded in 1912 by one of the first pioneers in the field, Helena Devereux. Today, we are a national non-profit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of Autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.
The primary purpose of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility.
For this reason, in addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare benefits program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners.
Health and welfare programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services, and an Employee Assistance / Work Life Balance Program, as well as generous time-off policies, and a 403 B retirement plan.
Additionally, voluntary, employee paid, Vision, Supplemental Life, and Accident coverage are available to FT employees.
*It is the intent of Devereux to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice.
To learn more about our comprehensive benefit package, visit
http://learn.devereux.org/benefits . In addition to these benefits we also offer a healthcare option through MVP here in New York.
Direct Care, Med Transporter, Developmental Disabilities, Residence Counselor
Must have medication administration certification and be able to work a flexible schedule including weekend hours.
Minimum of two years of college in a degree-seeking program, preferably in a human services field.
Prefer BA degree in a human services field.
Can substitute one year of related experience for the education requirement.
Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
About the Organization: The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.
EOE Statement: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.
Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug testing required. EOE