South Middlesex Opportunity Council Medication Recovery Specialist in Framingham, Massachusetts
This position is a valuable member of the treatment team who maintains the continuity of treatment while ensuring the physical safety of the residents during their shifts.
Working directly with residents, their providers, and the pharmacy to coordinate refills
Monitoring medication adherence and notifying the Program Director, Clinical director as necessary
Maintaining an accurate record of medications which remain in the possession of residents
Maintaining accurate documentation of all medications stored and disposed of
Ensuring the medication refrigerator is in working condition and monitoring refrigeration temperatures
Ensuring smooth return and release of medications at discharge
Stocking the medication room with appropriate supplies
Checking house supplies and first aid kits for expired medication
Assisting with medication disposal on a scheduled basis in accordance with State and federal regulations
Regularly cleaning and organizing the medication storage area
Orienting new residents to the programs’ medication policies and procedures
Training new and existing program staff on facility’s medication policies and procedures
Arranging for program staff to receive Naloxone training and on- going medication education
Reporting medication errors and incidents to BSAS and other authorities as required.
Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Understanding the disease concept of addiction and knowledge of the 12 step programs.
High School diploma or equivalent
- Directly reports to Program Director.
- Ability to ascend and descend stairs.
The facility is a non-smoking environment. As part of the responsibilities of this position, the recovery specialist will have direct or incidental contact with clients served by SMOC in various programs funded or administered through the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. A successful background check is required.
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.
Saturday & Sunday 8:00am -4:00pm
Monday, Tuesday & Friday 2:00pm - 10:00pm
35 hours per week