Activities Assistant

Activities Assistant

07 Aug 2020

Activities Assistant

Position Summary:The Activities Assistant assists the Director of Activities in planning, organizing, developing, and directing quality activities for patients, ensuring that the recreational, physical, intellectual, spiritual, and social needs of each patient is met in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements:

Must be a high school graduate or equivalent

Prior experience with geriatrics preferred

Specific Job Requirements:

Must have a valid driver’s license in current State with satisfactory driving record per Life Care standards

Demonstrated proficiency in arts/crafts/music is preferred

Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action

Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility

Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department

Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitation

Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.

Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information

Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures

Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care’s Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training

Essential Functions:

Must be able to assist in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, and evaluating quality activity programs (includes entertainment, exercise, relaxation, and education)

Must be able to appropriately and descriptively chart patient progress and behavior

Must be able to escort patients to and from activities

Must be able to make regular in room visits to patients uninterested or unable to participate in group activities

Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients

Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients

Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance

Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment

Must be able to communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team

Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours

Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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