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Activity Assistant CNA

Company: Lenoir Healthcare
Location: Lenoir
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:


  • Competitive Pay
  • Benefits for the Entire Family
  • Scheduling App
  • Recognition and Rewards Program
  • Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Pay
  • 401k Plan Available
  • Employee DiscountsJob Summary -Life Enhancement Staff support the efforts of the Director of Life Enhancement in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of recreational, social, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual programs, in accordance with the residents assessment and person-centered care plan, and as may be directed. - -Essential Functions -Every effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is a logical assignment to the position. - -Residents Rights -Knows and respects patients rights. Agrees not to disclose residents protected health information and promptly report suspected or known violations of such disclosure to the Executive Director. -Ensures that all activities are with respect to patient preferences and in a dignified way. -Ensures protected health information is kept confidential. -Reports complaints made by patients to supervisor. -Reports allegations of patient abuse, neglect and/or misappropriation of patient property. -Safety and Sanitation -Follows established safety policies and procedures. -Observes safety needs of patients as indicated in care plan. -Follows established infection control precautions and procedures. -Wears and/or uses safety equipment and supplies when indicated and properly trained to use. -Demonstrates job-specific knowledge of fire and disaster preparedness during drills or actual situations. - -Staff Development -Attends and participates in scheduled in-service training, educational classes, and meetings to maintain current certification as applicable and as managed by regulatory agencies and organization policies. -Completes assigned Relias training. - -Life Enhancement Staff Responsibilities -Assists in the development and delivery of therapeutic recreational services to promote the patients opportunities for engaging in normal life enhancement pursuits and to increase and/or maintain functioning levels. -Interview residents or family members to obtain activity information. - -Involves residents/family in planning activity programs when possible. -Involves resident/family in planning objectives and goals for the resident. -Maintains precautions/limitations list on each patient. -Encourages patient participation in group and individual activities including arts/crafts, community outings, religious activities, intellectual/educational activities, community/facility service activities, recreational activities, etc. -Assists in completing activity documentation. -Observe resident attendance, mood, behavior, and degree of involvement so that facility activities and resident progress are evaluated, by noting, reporting, and charting resident behavior. -Assist with planning and participates in holiday and specialty events. -Transports resident to and from activities as needed. -Arranges transportation for field trips when necessary. -Assists with the set-up and break-down of activities. -Explains the benefits of activities to residents and families. -Copies forms for life enhancement programs, as needed. -Submits supplies list to Director of Life Enhancement and submits receipts for activity expenditures. -Assists Director of Life Enhancement in the organization and supervision of the volunteer program including recruiting and training volunteers. -Assists with Resident Council Meetings when necessary. -Assists in planning community activities that jointly include the community, staff, families, and patients. -Assists in the completion of a monthly calendar of available recreational services and posts it in the facility. -Coordinates activities with other departments as necessary. -Participates in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as necessary or as may be directed. -Performs any miscellaneous work assignments as may be required. - -Education/Qualifications -High School Diploma with course work in recreation is desirable; Completion of a state approved activity-training course is preferred but not required. -Passion for working with the elderly. -Ability to work independently. -Ability to have fun and engage others; positive and outgoing attitude; creativity a plus. -Able to assist residents with various skills, abilities, behaviors, and diagnoses with resident-centered activities. -Persons who have been found guilty by a court of law or identified in by any registry, regulatory, or licensing body of abusing, neglecting, or mistreating individuals in a health care related setting are ineligible for employment in the position. - -Experience -Previous experience in leading recreational activities, arts/crafts, intellectual/educational activities, community outings, etc., desired. - -Physical Demands -Lifting 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds; Standing, walking, talking, hearing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, handling, feeling, pushing, and exerting force to move objects.Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Lenoir Healthcare, Gastonia , Activity Assistant CNA, Healthcare , Lenoir, North Carolina

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