SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Life Enrichment Director, the Recreational Neighborhood Assistant will assist in planning, coordinating, and implementing a clean, warm, and inviting neighborhood; to meet the individual resident’s needs and interests. Performs resident centered services excluding direct personal care.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Including the following, other duties may be assigned.
Maintains a clean, warm, and inviting neighborhood by:
Create an atmosphere of warmth and welcome in assigned neighborhood.
Perform light housekeeping duties such as cleaning tables, chairs, wheelchairs, sweeping floors etc.
Take the initiative to start conversations with residents, visitors, and staff.
Perform scheduled and spontaneous activities with residents in the neighborhood or in the facility as assigned.
Communicates resident preferences to Activity Unit Coordinator and Director of Healthy Aging.
Keep any institutional equipment clean and stored appropriately (i.e. equipment in locked cabinets).
Assist with inventory of nursing supplies on neighborhoods and in resident rooms.
Assist with inventory and storage of neighborhood food items.
Assist in food service in the neighborhood.
Remain observant and anticipate resident needs while performing neighborhood tasks.
Maintain a safe, clutter free environment.
Participate in QAPI as assigned.
Assists with care for the residents by:
Assist residents with organizing personal belongings.
Make beds according to infection control policies.
Assist resident’s with light housekeeping in resident’s personal space to maintain a homelike environment.
Maintain resident dignity and confidentiality according to facility policies.
Operate elevator to take residents to and from the main dining room, activities, therapy gym, religious services and appointments in the facility.
Individual resident visits as assigned; conducting conversational, sensory stimulation and task oriented activities.
Feed and or assist residents during meals after successful completion of the Feeding Assistant Program.
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.
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 response in Care tracker.
Follow applicable departmental and facility policies.
Follow state and federal regulations as required.
Consult with Life Enrichment Coordinators concerning improvements in neighborhood programming.
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:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Training provided.
Ability to read, and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to residents and other employees of the organization.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, and 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.
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 feel and manipulate objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and taste and 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.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
The employee may occasionally work in outside weather.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
CODE OF CONDUCT: Each employee shall adhere to each standard and procedure, seek clarification of any standard or procedure, if necessary, and report suspected violations to senior management, ethical advocate, and/or the Company’s Compliance Officer.
VALUE STATEMENT: Based upon the Judaic tradition of respect for the elderly and historical commitment of service to the larger community, Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania and affiliated organizations fulfills our Mission and realizes our Vision for and on behalf of our residents and clients and their families, our staff, our Board, and our Volunteers with attention to the following practices:
- RESPECT- We recognize, honor and acknowledge the inherent value of each person for their wisdom, religious, ethnic and cultural background and history.
- COMPASSION – We treat everyone with caring, sensitivity, understanding and supportive responsiveness.
- ADVOCACY – We give voice to our resident’s/client’s needs and facilitate positive actions on their behalf.
- INTENTION – We are responsible individually and as a collective organization to approach our work and our respective tasks with mindful consideration regarding what we are doing and why we are doing it in order to achieve a desired positive outcome.
- QUALITY – We are committed to providing excellence in our care and services and through measurement and refinement to realize high standards of care.
- EDUCATION & TRAINING – We invest in the skill development of our staff, cooperate with local universities and schools to provide practical experience and education for future health care professionals and offer guidance to support our residents/clients and their caregivers.
- SAFE ENVIRONMENT – We are committed to providing a safe environment for residents, staff, and volunteers.
- INNOVATION – We seek to advance our knowledge and are committed to better understand, evaluate, and implement programming, services and operating practices to advance effective and efficient delivery of quality services to benefit our residents/clients and our community.
- ACCOUNTABILITY – We are responsible both as individuals and as an organization to be strategic, ethical, team-oriented and quality based to promote the delivery of the highest level of care and fiscal soundness.
- CITIZENSHIP – We recognize our connection and contribution to the greater community.
Interested candidates may apply online or send a resume to Christine Giuliani, HR Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
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