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Providence Activities Aide in San Pedro, California


Providence is calling a Activities Aide (Per Diem, Day Shift) at Providence Little Company Of Mary San Pedro Hospital, San Pedro,CA.

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We are seeking a Activities Aide who will assess the needs and interests of all residents at Providence Little Co of Mary Subacute Care Center. The Activities Specialist will provide patient care to the following age groups; adolescent, adult, and adult geriatric. The activity program, in compliance with state and federal regulations, is provided for each individual to meet the assessed needs and interests. The resident would be enabled through participation in the activity program to maintain his/her highest attainable social, physical, emotional and spiritual functioning.

In this position you will:

  • Documentation and Intervention:

  • Interview residents and/or appropriate significant others to obtain information on recreational history, individual preferences, general physical and cognitive abilities, current needs and interests and documents findings in the EMR

  • Provide a plan of activities for every resident based on individual preferences, abilities, needs and interests. Provides opportunities for empowerment, restorative, maintenance and supportive activities as determined during the evaluation

  • Meet and greet new residents to educate, inform and encourage residents, families and interested others to participate in available programing

  • Post monthly calendars and provide information regarding available activity supplies and services

  • Lead meaningful small and large group activities according to the planned activity schedule

  • Appropriate activity programs must begin on time according to the posted scheduled

  • Residents, families and interested others are able to participate as appropriate

  • Residents are encouraged to participate up to their attainable capacity and are encouraged to do so by the activity aide

  • Assist in the development of activity planning

  • Provide meaningful individual programs for residents unable or uninterested in attending group activities (i.e.: isolation, bed bound, confused or disruptive etc.)

  • Individual programs and/or monitoring are provided at least 3x per week or according to the residents’ plan of care

  • Sensory stimulation, reality orientation and/or validation is provided to the cognitively impaired residents as appropriate

  • Activity supplies are available to residents and visitors for independent use while avoiding excessive costs

  • Assist residents with recreation equipment as needed (music, computer, IPAD etc.)

  • Document patient response to planned activities in relation to the stated goals on the interdisciplinary treatment plan and EMR as appropriate. Interventions and their effects on patient care are documented on a daily basis, with type of treatment, date and time spent indicated

  • Safely transport residents and necessary medical equipment to and from activity programs and outings

  • Assist with planning and implementation of holiday observances and special events

  • Participate in Interdisciplinary Care Plan meetings and/or communicate pertinent information regarding resident care to other care providers while maintaining confidentiality and respect for the resident

  • Intervention:

  • Demonstrate ability to apply planned therapeutic activities and safely progress patients through the levels of treatment within the maximum capabilities of the patient

  • Provide planned activities consistent with the patient’s total rehabilitation program

  • Provide goal directed educational activities to patients/families based on the interdisciplinary treatment plan

  • Provide community based planned activities as necessary to facilitate functional community reintegration

  • Develop and coordinate community reintegration activities in conjunction with OT, PT, and Speech

  • Develop a monthly calendar of recreational/leisure group activities

  • Provide individualized and group treatment services designed to improve patient’s psychosocial, cognitive, and physical abilities as necessary pre-requisites to future leisure/social involvement

  • Dispense resource information handouts to patients/families for educational purposes upon requires of the patient or family

  • Communication:

  • Develop and maintain effective communication with the patient, family and rehabilitation team members

  • Participate in team and family conferences as requested to discuss patient goals, problems and ongoing discharge plans

  • Participate in problem solving conflicts, i.e., overlapping responsibilities, scheduling problems

  • Consult with other members of the rehabilitation team to coordinate therapeutic activities

  • Establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship with patients; use praise and other reinforcers to encourage appropriate behavior

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate with the patients and families in establishing favorable attitudes and motivation toward the patient’s rehabilitation process

  • Informally confer with other members of the rehabilitation team; incorporat positive suggestions and relevant information into the rehabilitation program

  • Stewardship:

  • Appropriately utilize petty cash as needed for miscellaneous items

  • Appropriately utilize Dietary requests for special events and adheres to specified budgeted amount

  • Use time effectively and ensures adherence to daily schedule

  • Maintain daily productivity standard and informs supervisors of any changes in daily productivity

  • Adjust personal schedule in case of unit crises to meet department need

  • Demonstrate “flexibility” for cross training between programs


Required qualifications:

  • Completed a thirty six (36) hour Activities Director Certification Course

  • Experience in basic computer skills

  • Knowledge of basic computer skills

  • Ability to establish and maintain a courteous and cooperative (service-oriented) working relationship with patients, families, and co-workers

About the ministry you will serve:

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro is a 259-bed nonprofit hospital that has served the Harbor and greater South Bay communities since 1925. Our Medical Center offers a comprehensive array of medical and surgical services each distinguished by innovation, quality and excellence in its respective area. We received the CHART “Certificate of Excellence” for receiving superior or above average results across the majority of outcomes and process measures publicly reported by CHART. We ranked in the top 21 among more than 240 hospitals throughout the state compared by California Healthcare Foundation, and were the first location in the South Bay to carry the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. As a member of Providence Health & Services, we are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

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

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: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Patient Services

Location: California-San Pedro

Req ID: 340254