Activity/Recreation Assistant Responsibilities:
Assists in the development and delivery of activity/recreational programs to promote the patients' opportunities for engaging in normal life enhancement pursuits and to increase and/or maintain functioning levels.
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/center service activities, recreational activities, etc.
Assists in completing activity documentation, when needed, if trained and in conjunction with regulatory requirements and company policies.
Copies forms for activities, as needed.
Submits supplies list to Activity/Recreation Director and submits receipts for activity expenditures.
Assists Activity/Recreation Director in the organization and supervision of the volunteer program including recruiting and training volunteers.
Assists with Patient 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 activity/recreational programs and posts it in the center.
Performs any miscellaneous work assignments as may be required.
Must be able to execute the terms and conditions set forth in the HCR ManorCare Employee Handbook, including, but not limited to:
Works in a safety-conscious manner which ensures that safe work practices are used in order not to pose a risk to self or others in the workplace. Reports any safety violations or hazards to supervisor.
Complies with company policies and procedures and local, state, and federal regulations
Adheres to policy on Drug-Free Workplace
Interacts in a tactful, diplomatic, and humanistic manner with patients, families, visitors, and co-workers to provide a safe, efficient, and therapeutically effective caring environment which ensures the self-respect, personal dignity, rights and physical safety of each patient and facility guest
Maintains a dependable attendance record and adheres to standards of cleanliness, grooming, hygiene, and dress code.
Takes positive action to ensure equal opportunity in the conduct of all business activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, age, national origin, disability, citizenship, veteran status or any other legally protected category.