Activity Assistant
Vanguard Healthcare Services - Chillicothe, OH

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Regional skilled nursing facility is seeking an Activities Assistant. The primary purpose of this job position is to assist in planning, organizing, developing and implementing the resident activity programs of the facility.
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Education Must possess, as a minimum, a High School Diploma or GED.
Experience Must have a minimum of six (6) months of experience in a social or recreational program within the last five years preferably within a health care setting.
Specific Requirements Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language. Must display professionalism both in appearance and attitude. Must possess the ability to solve problems and make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. Must genuinely care for and understand the elderly and disabled. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agency personnel and the general public. Must possess the ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel. Must be able to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures that are necessary for providing activity services. Must have patience, tact, a positive disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult people. Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing activities practices. Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition. Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
Physical and Sensory Requirements Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday. Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position. Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met. Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies. Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which include a medical and physical examination.

Physical and Sensory Requirements cont’d. Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times, hostile people within the facility. Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 5 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 5 feet. May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations. Sitting: 3-6 hours per 8-hour shift. Alternates frequently to standing or walking. Standing: 2-3 hours per 8-hour shift. Alternates frequently to walking and occasionally to sitting. Walking: 1-3 hours per 8-hour shift. Alternates frequently to standing and occasionally to sitting. Lifting: 1-10 lbs. Continuously
11-20 lbs. Occasionally
21-35 lbs. Rarely
36-50 lbs. Rarely
51-75 lbs. Rarely
> 75 lbs. Rarely Carrying: 1-10 lbs. Continuously
11-20 lbs. Rarely
21-35 lbs. Rarely Driving: Occasionally Pushing: Occasionally Bending: Occasionally Squatting: Occasionally Kneeling: Rarely Crawling: Rarely Climbing: Rarely Reaching: Occasionally Grasping: Occasionally Fine Manipulation: Occasionally
(Frequency: Never=0%; Rarely=1-10%; Occasionally=11=33%; Frequently = 34-66%; Continuously = 67%+)

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