Are you interested in joining a team of veteran caregivers who have been making a difference in the lives of people in Lacey for more than 40 years? Roo Lan is seeking to add a new Activities Assistant to help with activities at our skilled-nursing center.
Accountability: the Activities Assistant works under the supervision of the Activities Director, the Director of Nursing Assistant, or the Director of Nursing.
Shift: 32-hours, Day-Shift, Thur-Sun.
Qualifications: Complete CNA Class and receives certification in the State of Washington. Current CPR Certification. Prior experience working with seniors or in an activity planning capacity a plus.
Salary/Compensation: Compensation rates dependent on qualifications and experience of applicant. To be negotiated during interview process.
Location: Lacey, WA
- Able to work independently.
- Demonstrate a calm, patient demeanor when working with all residents, yet display positive assertiveness to accomplish job.
- Creative thinking to maximize benefits to Residents.
- Maintain and promote Residents rights dignity and privacy.
- Interact with families and Resident.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assists the Activities Director with shopping and keeps activities’ inventory updated as needed.
- The Activities Assistant helps with all scheduled activities.
- Assists residents with out-of-facility trips as needed.
- Attends in-services & monthly staff meetings.
- Assists or escorts residents to and from activities through the skilled-nursing facility.
- Helps dietary with snacks & early a.m. coffee.
- Completes daily flow sheet charting & quarterly care plans as needed.
- The Activities Assistant helps with special activities set up by the Activities Director.
- Help with planning out the monthly activity calendar and newsletter.
- Helps residents with any cooking projects on the calendar.
- Report to nursing supervisor for any behavior, verbalization and changes in activity level
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To Apply: Please complete the following application and attach a current resume
- Lift up to 10 lbs: Frequently required to lift medical charts, supplies, and resident’s personal items, e.g. clothing and food items.
- Lift 11 – 25 lbs: Frequently required when lifting soiled bed linens.
- Lift 26 – 50 lbs: Frequently required when transferring a non-weight bearing resident weighing between 100 – 160 pounds. Two aides are typically utilized when resident is unusually heavy or combative• Carry up to 10 lbs: Frequently required to carry medical charts, supplies, and resident’s personal items, e.g., Clothing and food items.
- Carry up to 20 lbs: Frequently may be required when carrying soiled bed linens and carrying to the collection point.
- Carry 26 – 50 lbs: Frequently required for very short distances, when assisting an ambulatory resident to transfers.
- Carry over 50 lbs: Frequently required for very short distances when transferring a non-ambulatory resident weighing between 100 – 130 pounds. Two aides are typically utilized when resident is usually heavy or combative.
- Reach About Shoulder Height: Occasionally when reaching for information or supplies located on shelves.
- Reach Below Shoulder Height: Frequently occurs while assisting with grooming and hygiene.
- Grasping: Frequently grasping while transferring resident and assisting with grooming and hygiene, and while documenting care.
- Handling: Constantly handling resident’s personal items, blood pressure gauge, thermometer, and eating utensils.
- Fingering: Occasionally occurs while documenting resident’s medical charts.
- Controls/Equipment: Blood pressure gauge, thermometer, etc.
OTHER PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS
- Twisting: Occasionally may occur while transferring resident.
- Bending: Frequently occurs while taking vital signs, assisting resident in bathing, providing peri care, etc.
- Squatting: Occasionally may occur while bathing residents, also required when putting on shoes and socks of residents, and also when making eye to eye contact while talking if resident is in wheelchair.
DURING AN 8 HOUR DAY, EMPLOYEE IS REQUIRED TO
- Sit: 1 -2 Hours
- Stand: 1-3 hours
- Walking: 1-3 hours
Varies from carpeting, linoleum, and tile. When seated, typically an office-type chair or a kitchen type chair.
COGNITIVE AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS
- Talking: Necessary for communicating with residents and staff.
- Hearing: Necessary for taking instruction from charge nurse and request of resident.
- Sight: Necessary for doing job correctly and effectively.
- Tasting/Smelling: Smelling is required for accurate maintenance and detection of wounds, urinary track problems etc.
SPECIFIC VOCATIONAL PREPARATION REQUIREMENT
State certification (required within four months of employment)
OTHER TRAINING SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Annual continuing education of 12 in-service hours per year.
SUMMARY OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE
- Blood-borne Pathogens
- Task and procedures performed by employee involved risks classified by CDC as:
- Category I (Direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids to which universal precautions apply)
- Category II (Activity performed without blood exposure but exposure may occur in emergency)
- Category III (Task/activity does not entail predictable or unpredictable exposure to blood)
REFER TO EXPOSURE CONTROL PLAN FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
OTHER CONSIDERATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
In this position, the employee is required to be on his or her feet continually throughout the day. In a full-time nonrestrictive basis, the employee must be able to lift at least 50 pounds of weight, which is required when transferring a resident from a bed to a wheelchair. A transfer belt (gait belt) is necessary and required when transferring any non-weight bearing resident. This is for the safety of not only the resident, but also the aide. Other nurses’ aides are available to assist with heavier residents if needed.