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Providence Health & Services Activity Therapy Assistant - Extended Care in Anchorage, Alaska

Description:

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Providence is calling a Activity Therapy Assistant ( Day Shift, 1.0 FTE/40 hours a week) to Providence Extended Care in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers who deliver every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

• ACTIVITY THERAPY PROGRAMMING: Implements and leads group programs as developed by the Activity Therapy Coordinator/Manager. Provides sensory stimulation activities for the cognitively impaired residents. .Provides reality orientation and validation therapy in dealing with demented and Alzheimer residents. Under supervision, meets with residents on a one-to-one basis to assess resident’s activity needs, establish goals and determine interventions. Provides social one-to-one visits with residents who choose to not participate in group activities. Takes residents on community outings. Attends Care Conference.

• SAFETY AND INFECTION CONROL: Responds in a fire or emergency situation, performing the role assigned. Maintains and cleans activity areas which include the office and Sunshine Room to ensure no health or safety hazards. Is alert to questions, hostile and combative behavior, and medical emergencies.

• Completes Competency Plan for assigned job and department.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Must have a valid Alaska driver’s license and proof of personal car insurance.

  • Current BLS certification from American Heart Association (AHA) upon hire or the ability to accomplish within thirty (30) days of date of hire required.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year experience as a health care provider in a health care facility.

  • 6 months experience as an activity therapy assistant

  • Experience in activity therapies

About Our Community

Providence Extended Care at the Cottages is located on a campus that includes eight cottages and a Commons Building. The Cottages are home to 96 residents. The Commons Building includes the facility reception area, Resident Bank, Gift Shop, Rehabilitation Therapies, Chapel, Supplies, Plant Services, Dietary, Support Services, Staff Development, Administration offices and Conference Rooms. The Cottages bear the names of Alaskan rivers and are arranged in alphabetical order along Compassion Circle.

Each cottage is a home that contains 12 private bedrooms/baths situated around a warm, inviting hearth and living area. An open kitchen allows residents and guests to enjoy the aromas and happenings of a kitchen, just like home. Each Cottage includes a Den along with a Spa and beauty/barber shop station. A patio off the dining area provides easy access to the outdoors and gardening opportunities. Large windows in the living area provide views for all to enjoy.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

https://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Patient Services

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 329596

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