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UnityPoint Health Recreation Assistant/CNA - PACE in Sioux City, Iowa

UnityPoint-St Luke's PACE


M-F 8:00am-4:30pm

Under the supervision of the PACE Program manager works with the Recreation Coordinator in providing recreational services and Activities of Daily Living (ADL) assistance as needed to participants attending the PACE day center.

PACE stands for Program of All Inclusive Care for Elderly. PACE is a health and human services program designed to serve elderly individuals in their own homes, similar to a Medicare Advantage plan.

Learn more about PACE at Siouxland PACE | UnityPoint Health - Sioux City, Iowa.

$3,000.00 Sign on bonus!

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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.

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


High School diploma or GED required.

CNA Certification.


One year of experience providing services for the frail elderly population required.

Experience in a community based geriatric program preferred.


Successful Completion of Certified Nursing Assistant Program required.

Maintain Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) or obtain within 30 days of hire.

Maintain Mandatory Reporter status or acquire within 30 days of hire.

Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Valid auto insurance.


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.


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

Requisition ID: 2022-109222

Street: 1200 Triview Ave

Name: 7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes

Name: PACE Day Center

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1 FTE

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: M-F, 8:00-4:30

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