Life Enrichment Coordinator

Posted 1 month ago

The Jewish Home of Eastern PA, the premier long-term care skilled nursing facility in Scranton PA is seeking applicants for a Life Enrichment Coordinator.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Include the following, other duties may be assigned.

  • Carry out specialized programs and assist with planning individualized spiritual and therapeutic person centered life enrichment programs.
  • Plan and attend outings with residents outside of the facility.
  • Individual resident visits as required; conducting conversational, sensory stimulation and task oriented activities; providing personalized approaches to life enrichment programming.
  • Oversee and assist with training volunteers assigned to Life Enrichment department.
  • Report any activities, observations, or unusual findings regarding residents promptly to the licensed nurses or unit manager.
  • Assess, plan, implement life enrichment programs for skilled, memory care and rehab patients.
  • Follow established infection control procedures including cleaning equipment after use and adhering to handwashing procedures.
  • Attend and actively participate in scheduled in-service programs, departmental and committee meetings as assigned. Complete Relias training as assigned.
  • Complete all necessary record keeping/documentation such as attendance, food and fluid intake sheets, sensory stimulation in Pointclick Care
  • Follow applicable departmental and facility policies.
  • Follow state and federal regulations as required.
  • Consult with Life Enrichment Director concerning improvements in neighborhood programming.
  • Communicates resident preferences to Life Enrichment Director and implement resident preferences related to Life Enrichment programs and communicates preferences to Life Enrichment staff.
  • Maintain a safe, clutter free environment.

Unit Responsibilities:

  • Complete assessments, progress notes and MDS related documentation for residents on the specific unit as part of an Interdisciplinary Team Meeting.
  • Complete admission assessments with resident and families.
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, designated committee meetings and Interdisciplinary Team Meetings as scheduled.
  • Attend QLR as assigned.
  • Coordinate with Life Enrichment Director specific programs for the neighborhood based on residents assessed needs.
  • Assure that residents’ wall/door signs are up-to-date (including correct bed location)
  • Maintain adequate activity supplies on the neighborhood for residents who prefer activities in area of comfort such as own room.
  • Maintain appropriate decorations.
  • Complete memory boxes for residents located on the 3rd floor.
  • Assist with feeding/MDR as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Minimum – High school diploma or general education degree (GED) with previous recreation experience in a health care setting.

Preferred – Bachelors’ degree in recreation or related field.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to residents and other employees of the organization.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Successfully complete Safe Food Handling Part I and II during orientation process.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:

Good interpersonal skills, shows sensitivity to the needs, interests, and abilities of the residents.

Conforms to established work hours and maintains an acceptable work attendance record.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, push a resident in a wheel chair up to 250 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Excellent benefits package available which include Health, Vision, Dental, Life Insurances, and 403 (b) retirement plan.

Interested applicants may apply online or contact Christine Giuliani at 570-344-6177×1132 for more details.

EOE

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