In the Rehabilitative Services Department for the Nursing Home, this position provides diversional activities for the residents of the nursing home.
Work is performed primarily in a nursing home, with exposure to outdoor weather Plan resident programs, lead resident groups in ongoing, structured programs; transport residents to and from programs daily.
Conduct individualized social visits with residents daily.
Maintain resident safety, complete necessary daily census reports and monthly filing responsibilities.
Prepare outing notices for dietary and nursing departments, organize outings, drive residents to outings, i.e. luncheons, picnics, theater, shopping trips. Take the bus training as required.
Develop calendar schedules for monthly activities, place appropriate scheduling information on bulletin boards. Post notices of programs, informing residents of the day's events.
Deliver resident mail, newspapers, newsletters, reading mail to residents as needed.
Take responsibility for the resident’s well-being.
Prepare decorations for seasonal parties and dances.
Set up and prepare area for recreational activities, i.e. equipment and craft supplies.
Prepare reports regarding needed supplies, repairs of equipment to supervisor; clean areas, feed birds, and clean cages.
Assist with Initial Assessments, 90 Day Progress Notes, MDS and Daily Census, barber and beauty shop lists; monthly refreshment list for dietary; assist with compiling data for surveys.
Complete feeding course and assist at resident’s mealtimes. Staff will either serve in the main dining room or assist with feeding on the units.
Complete assessments of residents and design a dementia program to meet their needs and enhance/ maintain quality of life.
Attend risk meetings.
Attend care plan meetings.
A candidate for this position should be a high school graduate or equivalent and have an interest in geriatrics. No prior work experience is required.
A candidate for this position should have knowledge of geriatrics and knowledge of social programming; and have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public; to be compassionate and understanding, have good communication skills, be able to multi-task and be organized.
Benefits include: medical, dental, pension, tuition reimbursement, life and long term disability insurance.