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Life Enrichment Assistant

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Cornell, WI

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POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides an activity program appropriate to meet the physical, social, cultural, spiritual, emotional, and recreational needs and interests of each resident/patient. Provides the opportunity for residents/patients to engage in normal pursuits, as well as promoting a successful and well- balanced leisure lifestyle. Works with all disciplines to assist the resident/patient in reaching his/her highest level of independence. Plans and monitors leisure activities for recreation and therapeutic purposes, designed to enhance the quality of life of each resident/patient as well as maintain an open working relationship with the resident/patient’s family or guardian. Follows all Extendicare policies and procedures.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

No direct reports.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

*Assesses and documents information for residents on General and Restorative Unit related to Care Plans, MDS, attendance and participation record and quarterly review. Assesses resident/patient’s physical and mental abilities to participate in activities.

Participates in Care Plan Conferences as team member.

*Leads group activities.

*Maintains ongoing inventory of departmental supplies and equipment maintenance. Responsible for general housekeeping duties in activity area. Returns common area to original condition at conclusion of activity, i.e. removes litter, moves and rearranges furniture, returns equipment/supplies, assists resident/patients in transport.

*Abides by established policies of facility and licensing agencies.

*Functions independently with minimal supervision.

*Complies with laws and regulations applicable to position and acts in accordance with **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.’s Corporate Compliance Program.

*Creates, posts, and distributes to department heads a copy of the approved Life Enrichment calendar at the beginning of the month.

Notifies other departments of needed assistance in advance of activity, following facility policy and procedures manuals (i.e. dietary, maintenance, etc.)

Observes all necessary precautions and/or permissions from family/guardian and physician for activities such as: outings, photographs, alcohol, diet liberty, allergies, etc.

*Attends and participates in in-service training, performance improvement (“PI”) committees and other meetings as scheduled and directed.

Treats all residents, visitors, and staff with courtesy.

*Works overtime, holiday and weekend hours as scheduled.

*Assists in orientation and training of employees as assigned.

Follows facility dress and hygiene policies.

16.Safety

Knows and follows facility rules.

*Demonstrates proper use of equipment. Reports equipment needs or repairs.

Follows facility smoking policies.

Reports and documents any incidents or accidents of residents, staff or visitors to the appropriate facility personnel.

*Performs duties, which may include transportation of residents, as assigned in Facility Disaster Plan.

*Uses required protective equipment.

Follows infection control standards, policies and procedures.

Reports all hazardous conditions/equipment to Supervisor.

Resident Rights Knows Resident Rights. Helps the residents/patients exercise and/or protect their rights.

Reports resident/patient complaints to management.

Maintains confidentiality of resident/patient information.

HIPAA Follows and adheres to Extendicare’s policies and procedures implementing HIPAA requirements for the privacy and security of protected health information.

Uses and/or discloses only minimum amount of Protected Health Information necessary to complete assigned tasks. (Applies only if position requires access to PHI under Role Based Access Grid.)

Reports all suspected violation of company’s HIPAA policies or procedures to Facility Privacy designee.

Other Duties:

*Performs other duties as assigned and consistent with the level of preparation and experience.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience:

Prior experience in a long-term care facility a plus.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Commercial driver’s license or eligibility preferred. Possess imagination, creativity, enthusiasm, patience and must be willing to work with a variety of people. Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English. Ability to relate positively, effectively, and appropriately with residents, families, community members, volunteers and other facility staff. Possess special interest in, and a positive attitude about, working with long-term care residents and the elderly. Meets all health requirements, as required by law.

Company info

Extendicare Health Services, Inc.
Website : http://www.extendicare.com/

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