Accura Healthcare of Cresco is Hiring - Apply Now

Activities Assistant

  • Cresco, IA
  • February 21, 2021
Accura HealthCare embraces a unique upside-down culture, putting residents and direct-care staff at the top level of the organization. Our Resource Center associates play a key role in supporting Accura's purpose, "to care for others" and advancing the mission, to be partners in care and family for life and are expected to provide exceptional customer service by demonstrating and upholding our values of trust, integrity, accountability, commitment, and kindness through the development of strong relationships, servant leadership, and effective communication and follow-up. Accura HealthCare, a leading post-acute healthcare provider based in Iowa, has communities in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Nebraska, and growing. **DUE TO NEW CMS REGULATIONS, OUR TEAM WILL ADHERE TO FEDERAL RULES AND GUIDELINES REGARDING COVID TESTING** Accura Healthcare of Cresco is Crescos only 5 star building! We work closely with the excellent medical staff at Regional Health Services of Howard County to provide holistic, high quality care to our residents. We are currently seeking an Activities Assistant to work every other weekend. Part time shifts available! Job Summary: Under the direction of the Activities Director, assists with planning, developing, coordinating and maintaining a program of activities designed to provide mental, physical and social stimulation that meets the identified individual needs, interests, and capabilities of the residents. Provides opportunity for entertainment, exercise, relaxation, and expression for all residents of the facility. Assists the physically, emotionally and cognitively impaired individual and family to explore appropriate leisure interests. Essential Functions and Responsibilities: * Works closely and under the direction of the Activities Director to assist with organizing and developing a program of activities to meet the social, emotional, physical and other therapeutic needs of residents. * Follows activity care plans to assure that all residents are provided with recreational activities that are consistent with the needs and wishes of the resident groups, individual residents, bed-bound residents, self-sufficient residents, and the community as a whole. The Activity Coordinator assures that this care plan is integrated into the overall plan of care for each individual resident. * Assists with creating an ongoing calendar of activities, which creatively meets multiple needs and is accessible and appealing to both men and women of all ages and abilities. Provides a copy of the calendar to each residents room and at least one large calendar displayed in facility. * Maintains records relating to the participation of each resident in activity programs and documents resident acceptance or lack of acceptance to these activities. * Under the direction of the Activities Director, secures materials, equipment, transportation (as required), entertainment, refreshments, program leaders, volunteers, and anything else that might prove necessary in order to adequately provide for scheduled activities. * Communicates and coordinates with other department heads and staff in order to assure the success of planned activity programs. * Evaluates activities and programs in order to determine resident outcomes. Adjusts activities as necessary to increase the probability of successful outcomes. * Assists with providing a minimum of one in-service education program per calendar year regarding the activity program, working with the cognitively impaired, and/or other related topics. * Actively participates in QAPI (Quality Assurance Process Improvement) program, taking a proactive approach to quality care and services on a continuous basis with engagement of residents, family members and staff. * Reports and documents resident changes condition or behavior appropriately. * Demonstrates high standards of excellence for meeting resident needs. Communicates effectively, establishes rapport and maintains relationships with residents Demonstrates fun in creating a positive atmosphere for residents in conjunction with our Core Values. * Follows instructions and complete daily assignments as assigned and is proactive to change. * Possesses understanding and compassion for the elderly population. * Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications: * Education and Experience * High School Diploma or equivalency (preferred). * Previous experience working with the elderly population (preferred). * License/Certifications * CPR Certification (preferred). * Continuing Educational Requirement * Required to complete annual 12-hour in-service training programs (as well as supplemental online education). Failure to complete the 12-hour in-service training program, or any other requirement under internal policies, local, state, or federal law may result in termination

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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