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Activity Assistant

Davenport, Iowa 617 - ManorCare Health Services - Utica Ridge, Davenport, Iowa
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HCR ManorCare provides a range of services, including skilled nursing care, assisted living, post-acute medical and rehabilitation care, hospice care, home health care and rehabilitation therapy. The Activity Assistant supports the efforts of the Activity Director in the assessing, selecting, organizing, and implementing of recreational services to address the individualized needs and interests of the overall resident/patient population within the center. In return for your expertise, you'll enjoy excellent training, industry-leading benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Be a part of the team leading the nation in healthcare.

Educational Requirements

High School Diploma with course work in recreation is desirable. Completion of a state approved activity training course is preferred but not required.

Position Requirements

Previous experience in leading recreational activities, arts/crafts, intellectual/educational activities, community outings, etc., desired.

Job Specific Details:

Assists in the development and delivery of activity/recreational prgrams to promote the patients' opportunities for engaging in normal life enhancement pursuits and to increase and/or maintain functioning levels.  Maintains precautions/limitations list on each patient.  Encourages patient participation in group and individual activities including arts/crafts, community outings, religous activities, intellectual/educational activities, community/center service activities, recreational activities, etc. Assista in completing activity documentation, when needed, if tarained and in conjunction with regulatory requirements and company policiies. Copies forms for activities, as needed.  Submits supplies list to Activity/Recreation Director and submits receipts for activity expenditures.  Assista Activity/Recreational Director in the organization and supervision of the volunteer program including recruiting and training volunteers.  Assists with Patient Council Meetings when necessary.  Assist in planning community activities that jointly include the community, staff, families and patients. Assists in the completion of a monthly calendar of available activity/recreational programs and posts it in the center.  

High School Diploma with course work in recreation is desirable.  Completion of a state approved activity-training course is preferred but not required.



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