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Our Recreation Therapy Assistant Internship schedule is as follows:

 

STUDENT TRAINING SCHEDULE

  • Must be able to work 8:00-4:30 Monday through Friday. 

  • Must work at least 3 Saturdays and take a different day off. You decide which weekend and inform Supervisor.

  • Must work one late night each week during the internship. 11-7:30 pm approximate hours. 

  • If you need a day off/a few hours, you need to arrange this with Supervisor.

  • All missed hours MUST be made up even if it means extending your internship. We are flexible.

  • Interns will work holidays as determined by NCTRC.

  • You will attend/may lead meetings of Resident Council, 7 Rivers Recreation Directors Mtg., CRVC, QCR, CQI, and Auxiliary. 

  • Supervisor will do an orientation with you and the assistants will monitor all of your paperwork. Copies of all paperwork must be given to Supervisor to review and comment on.

  • Major projects must be decided upon by the fourth week. New ideas are welcome.

  • You are required to develop or work a fundraiser, it may be one that is already in place.

  • Interns are required by facility to do a CQI Recreation Satisfaction study.  Will assist with developing the study.

 

WEEK 1

General orientation to the facility and the Recreation Department will include:

  • Tour of the facility (map) / Building layout

  • Fire Emergency Disaster Plan

  • Resident Quality of Care (resident rights, etc.)

  • Recreation Department Layout (Orientation form)

  • Proper use of the telephone system

Observe staff in daily programming

Talk about semester project ideas

Meet Department Heads and staff members

Meeting with Supervisor

        1. Student goals

 

WEEK 2 

Continue observation of staff in programs

Start to take initiative and “jump in” and help

Attend care conferences to observe process

Learn attendance charting

Learn about the daily census & how it is useful

Meetings with Supervisor (as needed)

Continuation of orientation to facility / department

  • Infection Control

  • Personnel Policies

Attend in house meetings with Supervisor such as CQI, QCR monthly until end of internship.

Plan an inservice for the staff or plan a fundraiser

Work with Vol. Coor. on Volunteer of the Month Bulletin Board

 

WEEK 3 

Work with staff in West Lounge Program, Leading pPogram independently

Chart review: department sections

Take on new resident on either side.

        Learn the process of an admission (MDS, paperwork)

Continue to help with overall programming

Meeting with Supervisor (as needed)

 

WEEK 4  

Work with staff in East Creative Stimulation program

Continue to learn and increase knowledge of Documentation

1.Assessment process: MDS / CAA’s

2.State and Federal Guidelines

Takes another new admit and begin to take on quarterly and annuals of other assistants to better understand paperwork.

Continue to help with overall programming

Continue to help with west lounge

Plan to attend outing if haven’t already.

Meeting with Supervisor (as needed)

1.   Finalize semester project idea

Sit in on an Auxiliary meeting if haven’t already

 

WEEK 5  

Work with staff in West Creative Stimulation program

Follow a new resident on the Medicare hallway.

In next couple months attend either a TRACR/ 7Rivers Rec.Mtg./

   CRVC meeting (recreation/activity/volunteer meeting)

Continue to help with overall programming- lead Current

   Events

Meeting with Supervisor (as needed)

 

WEEK 6 

Work with staff in East Lounge Activity program

Plan to work an evening program (i.e. wheelchair dance)

Talk with Volunteer Coordinator to learn about program

Follow a new resident on any hallway, except Medicare

Continue to help with overall programming

Continue to work with West programming

Lead Current Events

Meeting with Supervisor (as needed)

 

WEEK 7 

Work with staff in 700 spoke program (dementia)

Discuss budget process and capital purchasing

Discuss purchase order process

Continue to attend Continuous Quality Improvement meetings and QCR.

Continue to help with overall programming

Lead Current Events

Fall semester students: work on Safe Trick or Treat program

Meeting with Supervisor (as needed)

 

WEEK 8 

Plan theme party to hold in next month

Continue to help with overall programming

Assigned residents for care conference in next 2 months

Lead Current Events

Review union contract

Residents assigned to follow for remainder of internship

I.e. care conferences, visits, MDS's

Meeting with Supervisor

1.   Mid-term evaluation (Fall/Spring)

2.   Review progress of major project

 

WEEK 9 

Spring semester students: work on Nursing Home Week Program

Continue to help with overall programming

Lead Current Events

Program planning-plan 1week calendar

Attend a volunteer fair (if possible)

Meeting with Supervisor

 

WEEK 10 

Continue to organize and supervise programs

Attend facility in-services for remainder of internship

Help plan/set up volunteer recognition banquet (summer only)

Program planning-plan 1month calendar

Meeting with Supervisor

1. Review progress of upcoming in-service

 

WEEK 11 

Plan a one-time event/program to hold in the next month

Continue to organize and supervise programs

Staffing/Care Conference assignments

Weekly meeting with Supervisor

 

WEEK 12 

Present in-service to staff - if time allows

Continue to organize and supervise programs

Meeting with Supervisor

 

WEEK 13 

Continue to organize and supervise programs

Continue to work on assigned residents for care conferences

Meeting with Supervisor

 

WEEK 14 

Continue to organize and supervise programs

Documentation

Review job descriptions for Recreation positions

Weekly meeting with Supervisor

1.   Discussion about progress of major project

2.   Review of student’s goals

 

WEEK 15 

Continue to organize and supervise programs

Finish major project

Meeting with supervisor

 

WEEK 16 

Spring/Fall semester students wrap up

1.   Start saying goodbye to residents

2.   Finish up any assignments/documentation

Final evaluation and project review

Final weekly meeting with supervisor


 

   
Updated: 08/07/2013

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