Modesto Post Acute Center Activity Assistant in Modesto, California
This position is for on-call only. We are requesting full availability from 5/26/22 - 6/24/22
The purpose of your job position is to assist in the planning and implementation of activities as they meet the needs of the resident care plans in accordance with current federal, state and local standards that govern the facility, and as directed by the Director of Activities.
The Activity Assistant will treat each resident fairly, kindly, and show them dignity and respect. They will knock on the resident’s door before entering. They will greet them upon entering their room. They will refer to each resident by their name. They will communicate clearly, empathetically, and effectively when speaking to residents, family members, visitors, all staff and governmental agencies. They will work cooperatively with all departments and multidisciplinary teams. They will demonstrate patience, initiative and willingness to assist residents that may be difficult or in discomfort. They will relate all pertinent information concerning a resident’s condition to a charge nurse as required. They will be committed to always doing the right thing.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Planning, organizing and conducting activities for the facility
Involving residents and family members in the planning whenever possible
Arranging transportation for field trips when necessary
Ensuring all charted activity progress notes are descriptive and detailed
Coordinating activities with other departments and working collaboratively with all staff
Following Infection and Control policies and Safety and Sanitation procedures
Reporting any occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, or other hazardous materials to a supervisor immediately
Protecting each residents file and data with confidentially per HIPAA standards
Abiding with all facility policies and procedures including not disclosing user ID codes and passwords
Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies these are the only duties you will be required to perform as directed by management. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.
Education / Licensure
High school diploma or GED
Qualifications / Experience
Minimum of 6 months experience in skilled nursing preferred
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
Must be able to follow directions
May encounter frequent interruptions
May be involved with residents, family and government agencies
May be requested to work beyond scheduled working hours at times
May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses
Must be able to move intermittently throughout the day
Repetitive hand motion
Must be able to push, pull, move and or lift up to 25 lbs. to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 15 feet
Ability to read fine print
Per California state mandate, the Covid 19 vaccine is required for this position.