Covenant Health

Job Title
ACTIVITIES ASST
ID
3731237
Facility
Claiborne Medical Center
Department Name
NURSING HOME

Overview

 

CLAIBORNE MEDICAL CENTER  5.8.23

 

Activities Assistant, Nursing Home

PRN/OCC, Hours and Shifts vary

 

About Claiborne Medical Center

Claiborne Medical Center, a member of Knoxville-based Covenant Health, offers a full range of medical services including emergency care, general and orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation, and diagnostic services. Our radiology services are certified by the American College of Radiology in Computerized Tomography (CT), Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound. Claiborne also provides skilled and long-term care through Claiborne Health and Rehabilitation Center. Our team of physicians and staff is dedicated to putting our patients first, every day.  For more information, visit ClaiborneMedicalCenter.com.

 

Position Summary:

 

The Activity Assistant performs the activity programs, services, and documentation assigned by the Activity Coordinator. All programs and services performed promote quality activity/recreation programs and services that address the needs and preferences of the residents, promote resident social well-being and life satisfaction, and integrate the local community.

 

Recruiter: Sandra Simmons || ssimmon6@CovHlth.com || 865-374-5368

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Activity Coordinator in the design and implementation of activity programs that meet Federal, State and facility requirements.
  • Assist in developing resources to provide a quality activity program that addresses the needs, prior lifestyles and preferences of the residents.
  • Assist in all documentation requirements as requested by the Activity Coordinator.
  • Provide the necessary documentation for programs and services performed.
  • Assist in communications both within and outside the facility through newsletters and other promotional materials.
  • Assists with activity in-services and educational programs for the staff, communicates the objectives and successes of the activity program to prospective residents, families and to the community.
  • Accomplish other duties determined appropriate to the Activity Department by the Activity Coordinator.
  • Always protect residents’ rights and ensures privacy is protected, always knock on doors before entering rooms.
  • Understand nursing home guidelines, rules and regulations set forth by The Joint Commission and State regulatory agencies.
  • Addresses resident’s families and staff in pleasant and respectful manner, displays courtesy at all times.
  • Participate in facility surveys and inspections, willing to work over as needed, during survey preparation.
  • Demonstrate good judgment in handling difficult situations and responds appropriately.
  • Always present a well groomed professional image and adheres to facility dress code, wears name badge at all times when on duty.
  • Maintain clean, well organized work area at all times.
  • Abide by facility smoking policy, telephone usage, and other facility policy and procedures.
  • Assist in maintaining a safe environment for all residents which may include reporting to appropriate managerial staff equipment that is out of order, suspicion of resident abuse, mistreatment, neglect and reporting of suspicion of criminal activities.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:           

None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill, and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.

 

Minimum Experience:         

Two (2) years of experience in a school, recreational program, or health care setting preferred.

 

Licensure Requirements:    

Activity/recreation certification from NCTEC-National Council Therapeutic Recreation Certification, NCCAP-National Certification Council for Activity Professionals, Occupational Therapy Association, or completed a training course approved by the state is preferred.

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