• Activities Coordinator I - Full Time Days - Immanuel Pathways Omaha

    Job Locations US-NE-Omaha
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/27/2018 2:20 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-2840
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    PACE Pathways
    Location
    Immanuel Pathways Omaha
  • Overview

    Purpose of the Job:

    Implements recreational therapy programs and activities to improve the functioning of participants who have a wide variety of physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs under the clinical supervision of a Certified Recreational Therapist. This position is responsible for completing participant assessments, care plan documentation including developing/tracking goals and interventions as assigned. The responsibilities of this job include assisting with planning, developing, marketing, and implementing events, programs and activities for participants. Supports and lives out Immanuel’s Mission and CHRIST Promises.

    Responsibilities

    Key Areas

    Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job

    Recreational Activities

    70%

    • Implements group and individual activities to improve or maintain the participants’ cognitive, physical, social, psychosocial, and artistic needs.
    • As directed by the Recreational Therapist, this position is responsible for completing assigned initial, semi-annual and annual assessments.
    • Implements activities for dementia-specific population focusing on small groups, one-on-one programming, and sensory stimulation.
    • Assist with outings and special events at the PACE Center. Duties may include accompanying participants on van/bus, and/or assisting with entertainment as directed by the Recreational Therapist.
    • Responsible for assisting with development of monthly calendar of activities for all center areas. (Independent, Transitional Memory Support and Memory Support).
    • As directed by the Recreational Therapist, completes shopping as needed and stays within designated budget requirements.
    • Assists with planning and implementation of outings including; arranging transportation and acting as a C.N.A during outings when indicated by Participant need.
    • Assists with planning and works with Recreational Therapist in evaluating programs according to participant abilities and preferences developing their mind, body and spirit.
    • Maintains order in the activities area, including daily preparation and setting out of materials, clean-up and put-away, and reporting supply needs.

    Compliance &  Documentation

    25%

    ·         Serves as back-up and functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) when recreational therapist is not present. Maintains regular attendance at, and participates in, Interdisciplinary Team meetings; communicates participant changes, collaborates on plan of care decisions and coordination for 24-hour care delivery.

    ·         As directed by the Recreational Therapist, the Activity Coordinator I is responsible for updating and maintaining assigned EMR’s care plan updates including developing/tracking goals and interventions.

    ·         Monitors operations to ensure consistent compliance with established quality assurance standards.

    ·         Participates regularly in all quality assurance/quality improvement committees as part of the overall quality improvement program.

    ·         Acts within the scope of his or her authority to practice.

    ·         Monitors Immanuel Pathways’ operational compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and agency policies and procedures.

    ·         Protects privacy and maintains confidentiality of all company procedures, results, and information about, employees, participants, clients or families.

    ·         Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings. Maintains professional affiliations and any required certifications.

    ·         Establishes positive working relationships with health and social service providers.

    ·         Carries out the plan of care as directed.

    ·         Responsible for daily management of Tru-Chart scheduling and care plan interventions.

    Other 5%

    ·         Performs related duties as required or requested.

    Qualifications

    Education-

    • High School Diploma or GED/equivalent required.
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Recreational Therapy or related field is preferred.
    • Active Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) certificate required or must be obtained within six (6) months of hire.
    • Activity Assistant Certified (AAC) is required or must be obtained within one (1) year of hire.

    Experience-

     

    • Two (2) years experience in a social or recreational program providing services for a frail or elderly population required.  Experience within the last five years preferred.
    • One (1) year of experience which is/was full-time in a patient activities program and in a health care setting required.
    • Experience working with dementia preferred.
    • Equivalent years of education may substitute for experience requirement.

     

    Other Requirements-

    • Be legally authorized (currently licensed or if applicable, certified or registered) to practice the job’s functions and actions in the respective state in which he/she is employed.
    • Only act within the scope of his/her authority to practice in the respective state in which he/she is employed.
    • Agree to abide by the philosophy, practices, and protocols of the PACE organization.
    • Job specific competencies for the Activities Coordinator I will be met prior to assuming participant care.
    • Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and have reliable means of transportation.
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) Skills i.e. Health Care Level Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); Automated External Defibrillator (AED); First Aide (FA).

     

    KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-

     

    • Knowledge of physical, psychosocial and behavioral needs of the elderly population.
    • Knowledge of recreational therapy techniques and practices of the elderly.
    • Knowledge of the dementia disease process.
    • Knowledge of illnesses common to frail and elderly adult population.
    • Skilled in effective listening, as well as, written and oral communication.
    • Ability to develop programs independently for a variety of populations.
    • Ability to work at multiple sites. (Valid driver’s license/reliable transportation).
    • Ability to identify problems and resolve some without assistance.
    • Ability to follow direction or instructions.
    • Ability to chart via Electronic Health Records.
    • Proven experience and basic computer proficiency (Microsoft Office, email, calendar, internet)
    • Ability to safely assist participants in activities, including physical support when needed.
    • Ability to assist in set-up/teardown room arrangement and equipment for events.
    • Ability to provide excellent customer service.
    • Ability to organize and schedule activities.
    • Skills in leading programs and directing activities for groups. 

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