WILLOWDALE NURSING & REHAB. Life Enrichment Assistant in NEW HOLSTEIN, Wisconsin

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Provides an activity program appropriate to meet the physical, social, cultural, spiritual, emotional, and recreational needs and interests of each resident/patient. Provides the opportunity for residents/patients to engage in normal pursuits, as well as promoting a successful and well- balanced leisure lifestyle. Works with all disciplines to assist the resident/patient in reaching his/her highest level of independence. Plans and monitors leisure activities for recreation and therapeutic purposes, designed to enhance the quality of life of each resident/patient as well as maintain an open working relationship with the resident/patient's family or guardian. Follows all Center policies and procedures. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Assesses and documents information for residents on General and Restorative Unit related to Care Plans, MDS, attendance and participation record and quarterly review. Assesses resident/patient's physical and mental abilities to participate in activities. 2. Participates in Care Plan Conferences as team member. 3. Leads group activities. 4. Maintains ongoing inventory of departmental supplies and equipment maintenance. Responsible for general housekeeping duties in activity area. Returns common area to original condition at conclusion of activity, i.e. removes litter, moves and rearranges furniture, returns equipment/supplies, assists resident/patients in transport. 5. Abides by established policies of facility and licensing agencies. 6. Functions independently with minimal supervision. 7. Complies with laws and regulations applicable to position and acts in accordance with the Center's Corporate Compliance Program. 8. Creates, posts, and distributes to department heads a copy of the approved Life Enrichment calendar at the beginning of the month. 9. Notifies other departments of needed assistance in advance of activity, following facility policy and procedures manuals (i.e. dietary, maintenance, etc.) 10. Observes all necessary precautions and/or permissions from family/guardian and physician for activities such as: outings, photographs, alcohol, diet liberty, allergies, etc. 11. Attends and participates in in-service training, performance improvement ("PI") committees and other meetings as scheduled and directed. 12. Treats all residents, visitors, and staff with courtesy. 13. Works overtime, holiday and weekend hours as scheduled. 14. Assists in orientation and training of employees as assigned. 15. Follows facility dress and hygiene policies. EOE M/W/Vet/Disabled ***** OTHER EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: Prior experience in a long-term care facility a plus. Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Commercial driver's license or eligibility preferred. Possess imagination, creativity, enthusiasm, patience and must be willing to work with a variety of people. Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English. Ability to relate positively, effectively, and appropriately with residents, families, community members, volunteers and other facility staff. Possess special interest in, and a positive attitude about, working with long-term care residents and the elderly. Meets all health requirements, as required by law. Demonstrates basic computer knowledge and ability with an aptitude to learn company applications. ENVIRONMENTAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The responsibilities of this position involve significant physical activities including standing, lifting (up to 60 pounds unassisted), bending, stooping, pushing, pulling and twisting. The tasks on this position description marked with an asterisk (*) are those that regularly require these physical activities. All employees of nursing homes may be required to provide lifting and transfer assistance to residents. Lifting and/or transferring some residents will require use of a lifting device and /or assistance of other staff. ***** APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply Online: ipc.us/t/4299FC859125426D