Activities Coordinator - Jesse Helms Nursing Center

  • Carolinas Healthcare System
  • Monroe, NC, USA
  • Apr 20, 2018
Full time

Job Description

Location Details: 
Carolinas HealthCare System is Atrium Health. Our mission remains the same: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all. The name Atrium Health allows us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help communities thrive. For more information, please visit carolinashealthcare.org/AtriumHealth
 
 
Job Summary
Plans, develops, and implements the activity program which should maintain the highest level of functioning for the residents through social, emotional, intellectual, physical, recreational and spiritual activities with emphasis on a homelike setting.

Essential Functions
 
 
  • Communicates program schedule to residents, visitors and staff.
  • Assists with planning and coordination of facility-wide special events and lists daily activities on unit boards each morning and distributes monthly calendar.
  • Transports residents to activity programs and provides one to one visits with residents at risk for social isolation.
  • Documents residents' attendance and participation in activities and reviews department programming with leadership for revision.
  • Provides coverage for leadership as needed creating monthly activity calendars, participates in orientation meetings and regularly scheduled resident care plan conferences, and assists in development of interdisciplinary plans of care.
  • Coordinates activity services provided by volunteer and/or community groups or individuals.
Physical Requirements
Must be able to tolerate prolonged sitting, extensive walking and standing, and occasional lifting. Works in direct resident care area. Works with residents who exhibit a wide variety of disabilities and/or functional levels. Requires lifting, bending, pushing wheelchairs and geri-chairs, and handling equipment. Requires ability to move freely throughout the facility. Requires full range of body motion including bending, stooping, prolonged standing.

Education, Experience and Certifications
High School Diploma or GED required; Associate's Degree or Bachelor's Degree preferred. Experience in recreational activities preferred. Completed an activities program management training course approved by the state or completion of training course within 6 months of hire or transfer. Good oral and written communication skills required.
 
 
 
At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.
 
As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.
 
Posting Notes: Not Applicable
Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer