Activities Assistant – MHCC

Under the supervision of the Activity Director, assists with coordination and executing a quality daily activity program for the residents of MHCC. These activities may include music, games, art, physical exercise, socials, outings, and other activities designed to give residents opportunities for healthy self expression, mental stimulation, and creative outlets.

Department: Memorial Health Care Center
Reports To: Assistant Activity Director, Activity Director, Director of Nursing, Administrator, CEO
Supervises: None
Pay-scale: Hourly, Non Exempt

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Extended periods of standing and walking
  • Manually Dexterity
  • Pushing and Pulling
  • Repetitive Motion
  • Lifting/carrying <=50 lbs.
  • Stooping
  • Twisting
  • Kneeling/Bending
  • Reaching
  • Visual Acuity
  • Hearing Acuity

Work Conditions

  • Inside
  • Occasional highly stressful

Hazards

  • OHSA Blood Bourne Pathogens Class I

Types of Clients Served

  • Adult (15-55yrs)
  • Geriatric (>55yrs)

Job Qualifications

Education

  • High school graduate or equivalent is required

Licensure, Registry and Certifications

  • None

Personal Job Related Skills

  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to cope with residents of varying degrees of emotional and mental stability in a compassionate and professional manner

Experience

Prior Work Experience

  • One year in health care facility in activity related position

Technical Training

  • None required

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities

Assists with conducting and managing a stimulating activity program for residents of MHCC

  • Coordinates and initiates activities in a pleasant and beneficial manner
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of an annual activities budget
  • Assists with evaluating the overall effectiveness of the program and modifies to meet residents’ needs and interests
  • Documents patients’ progress on a timely basis
  • Participates in developing and organizing the activity calendar to meet state, federal and Hospital District expectations with consideration to the residents’ needs and interests
  • Promotes and notifies prospective residents, families, and community groups of Activity Program and its goals
  • Controls and maintains equipment and supplies used in Activity Program
  • Assists, encourages,  and participates with residents in activities as needed

Job Related Factors

  • Communicates positively and respectfully to audience (coworkers, patients, physicians, and others)
  • Performs required tasks without prompting and adjusts appropriately to situations
  • Adheres to the attendance policy
  • Follows District and Department Policies
  • Attends required meetings and in-services
  • Participates in Hospital District Safety Program and QA Programs
  • Uses time and resources wisely
  • Maintains HIPAA, keeping patient and hospital confidentiality
  • Maintains adequate supplies of items needed to perform job, orders, or reports low items to supervisor
  • Practices proper phone etiquette, identifying self and department
  • Reports adverse events regarding patients, guests, or self to supervisor immediately

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