Welcome to Hi-Desert Medical Center, where youâ��ll benefit from:
â�¢A 59-bed acute primary care facility offering you and your family first-rate health care close to home â�¢A wide range of quality inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services, home health and hospice services, and a variety of community outreach programs â�¢A dedicated team of quality, caring, health care professionals
Assists with quality patient care by being sensitive to the needs, interest, and abilities of geriatric patients.
Primary Duties 1. Works with residents, supervisor, staff, and community to provide activities. 2. Plans schedules and implements activity as appointed. 3. Assists in development of written policies and procedures. Assists in Plan of Care for activities for each resident. 4. Coordinates and cooperates with all staff members and facility services. 5. Compiles and maintains current records, plans, reports and evaluations of activities programs and resident participation/functioning as assigned. 6. Participates in orientation and in-service education programs as assigned. Plans and provides care approximately for all age groups, predominately the geriatric patients. 7. Assists with monthly calendar for resident activities. 8. Maintains reality board in each resident a care area as assigned. 9. Notifies residents of activities on a daily basis. 10. Makes room visits to residents unable to attend activities and provides in-room activities. 11. Assists with resident admission assessment as assigned. 12. Provides all documentation of activities attendance as required by Title 22. 13. Assists residents to the area provided for activities. 14. Demonstrates competence in the care of neonatal, infant, adolescent, adult, geriatric and pediatric patients (when/if assigned to these patients) relative to determining each patientâ��s age-related and other physical, psychological and cultural needs and carrying out patient care activities. 15. Safety Expectations: Reports incidents involving patients/residents or visitors on proper forms. Maintains security Follows all safety, fire and disaster regulations. Reports any safety hazards immediately. Uses proper body mechanics at all times. Wears appropriate clothing at all times. Knowledgeable about hazardous materials and MSDS. Reports work-related accidents or injuries immediately. Responds to fire and disaster drills Follows all infection control regulations. 16. Routine Expectations: Be punctual.\ Know and follow District regulations Have good attendance. Communicates verbally Communicates in writing Works as a team member Assumes responsibility for work area Maintains patient/resident confidentiality Attends all mandatory meetings and inservices. 17. Displays appropriate demeanor at all times while on District premises. Contributes to favorable patient/resident/customer perception by providing an atmosphere of sensitivity, concern and competency. Performs other related 18. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Job SpecificationsPhysical demands: Moderate physical effort (lift/carry up to 25 lbs.) Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching Lifts supplies/equipment Manual dexterity and mobility Occasional prolonged standing/walking.
Working Conditions: Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases Occasional exposure ;to unpleasant patients
Minimum Education Post High School vocational/Specialized Training
Minimum Experience 2+ yearsâ�� experience within past 5 years, one being in a patient activities program in healthcare setting.
Required Certification/Registration Activities Designee Certification or 36 hours of training in course designed specifically for this position.
Preferred Experience Be an Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant, Art Therapist, Music Therapist, Dance Therapist Recreation Therapist
Primary Location: Joshua Tree, California
Facility: Hi-Desert Continuing Care Center
Job Type: PT1
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2105012295
About Hi-Desert Continuing Care Center
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.