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Activity Assistant

Company: Oneida Nursing & Rehab Center
Location: Oneida
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Oneida Nursing & Rehab Center - General Purpose: Plan, organize, and direct a program of activities, which provides opportunity for entertainment, exercise, relaxation, and expression and fulfills basic psychological, social, and spiritual needs, which will be available to all residents of the facility. Assists the physically, emotionally, and cognitively impaired individual and family to explore appropriate avocation/leisure pursuits.
Essential job Functions: This facility expects their employees to promote an atomsphere of teamwork with other employees and hospitality and comfort for its residents. Therefore, the following list of duties is not all-inclusive:

  • Develop,organize, and implement a program of activities to meet the social, emotional, physical, and other therapeutic needs of residents as identified on the residents' plan of care and within the specified budget.
  • Initiate and promote activities both within the facility and outside the facility, as weather permits, insuring the safety and well being of each resident at all times.
  • Create and ongoing calendar of activities, which creatively meets multiple needs and is accessible and appealing to both men and women of all ages and abilities.
  • Consistently maintain standards for activity scheduling and documentation established by policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain detailed records of activity programs and participation of individual residents, identifying progress toward established care plan goals.
  • Prepare progress notes for medical staff reflecting residents' reactions and evidence of progress or regression.
  • Assist the residents with organizing and maintaining active Resident Council.
  • Attend in-service education programs in order to meet facility educational requirements.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Prior experience in a resident activities program in a health care setting preferred.
    • Excellent creative and communication skills
    • Skills at working with individuals who have cognitive,physical or sensory disabilities.
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills with high level of energy and enthusiasm
    • Experience in working with olunteers and ability to organize and develop volunteer program.
    • Genuine caring for and interest in elderly and disabled people in a nursing facility.
    • Comply with the Resident's Rights and Facility Policies and Procedures.

Keywords: Oneida Nursing & Rehab Center, Knoxville , Activity Assistant, Other , Oneida, Tennessee

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