Recreation Assistant PACE

Under the supervision of the Program Manager-PACE works with the Recreation Coordinators in providing recreational services and ADL (activities of daily living) assistance as needed to participants attending the PACE center.

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Recreation Activities

• Assists with the planning, preparation and implementation of individual activities, group activities, special events and outings as needed.

• Assists in the safe supervision of participants at the Siouxland PACE Center, special events and outings.

• Assists in daily clean-up and sanitation of the recreation areas.

• Completes documentation, under the direction of the Recreation Coordinators, which includes, activity participation records, reporting and recording PPT disruptive behaviors, and recording supplies sent home with PPTs.

• Provides ongoing input to the Recreation Coordinator of participant participation in activities or refusal to participate. Reports PPT concerns to Recreation Coordinators for follow up.

• Completes risk reports per company policy.
Personal Care/ADLs

• Assists participants with personal care, toileting, showers and cueing or feeding as needed. May involve using stand aid or Hoyer Lift.

• Assists with laundry service done at the PACE Center.

• Ensures oxygen concentrators and tubing is available for oxygen dependent PPTs attending the PACE Center.

• Assists participants to and from activity areas. May involve pushing wheel chairs and assisting participants with walkers and gait belt as needed.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

• Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

• Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

• Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

• Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, CMS, IME, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

• Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

• Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

Job Info
Job Category: Health/Medicine
Sub Category:
Job Type: Full-time
Work Shift: Days
Salary per Hour: 
Posted: 02/05/2024
Minimum Education: High School or Equivalent
Degree Title:
Minimum Experience: 1 Year
Career Level: Entry Level
Required Travel:
Start Publishing: 02/04/2024
Stop Publishing: 03/05/2024


High School Diploma or GED required. Completion of a nursing assistant training program totaling at least 75 hours


Maintain Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
Maintain Mandatory Reporter status

Prefered Skills


Ability to follow instructions and take direction.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work cooperatively with other staff members in a team effort for the benefit of Siouxland PACE participants.
Basic computer skills-working knowledge of Microsoft office.

OtherRecreational Assistants may be required to utilize stand aid or Hoyer lift to assist in PPT transfers.

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