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Activity Aide - LTC

Activity Aide - LTC

Job ID 
2018-4418
Company 
Altoona Center for Nursing Care
Location 
US-PA-Altoona
Posted Date 
3/20/2018
Category 
Activities
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Education Level 
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Experience Needed 
Less than 1 year
Salary Info 
Based on Experience

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Overview

Altoona Center for Nursing Care 

 

Activity Aide

 

Active, engaged ACTIVITY ASSISTANT sought for innovative senior care center

Senior care seeks hands-on ACTIVITY ASSISTANT to join its growing team

Entry level ACTIVITY ASSISTANT needed for exciting, hands-on healthcare work

Altoona Center for Nursing Care — conveniently located in Downtown Altoona — is a 120-bed Skilled Nursing Center. The first floor houses a Rehabilitation Unit, complete with physical, occupational, and speech-language therapies.

The Center for Nursing Care has about 140 attending physicians, who are credentialed following guidelines for long-term care. Another 20 consulting physicians are available. We employ two case managers, a director of nursing, and an assistant director of nursing.

 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing a monthly calendar of daily activities, and distributing information along with weekly menus to all residents
  • Organizing and implementing activities for residents and families
  • Assisting with outings, including transportation and logistics
  • Maintaining daily activity attendance and preparing ongoing reports to show participation
  • Communicating with nursing staff and other care providers to help residents best participate in upcoming activities
  • Securing substitute events or activities in the event of cancellations or inclement weather
  • Managing activities volunteers, in conjunction with the Activity Director
  • Monitoring equipment and supply inventories, and updating orders/requests

Qualifications

This is a high energy, hands-on job and requires outstanding interpersonal, communication and management skills, plus a genuine desire to improve residents’ well-being. Because of the nature of the community, extreme patience, empathy and compassion are essential, as is at least one year of experience working with a geriatric population. A high school diploma is required.   Candidate must be able to provide driver's license or personal identification card at time of interview and must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen.

 

 

 

 

 

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