Under the direct supervision of the Manager, Center Activities/Programs and Aquatics Assistant, the Lifeguard is responsible to provide a safe, sanitary environment that encourages members to use the LifeStyles facility for fitness, relaxation and recreation and to improve individual swimming and water safety skills.
Never leaves the pool unattended during patron usage hours.
Arrives at an appropriate time in order to change, check message board, and Strantrols and pool area for safety hazards.
Performs all daily and closing duties such as chemical testing and reporting, managing pool space, keeping the pool deck swept and picked up, promoting programs, putting away or turning off all equipment and locking all doors at the end of the day.
Provides preventive lifeguard duties during open swim, lap swim or scheduled programs:
A. Guards from appropriate station (guard chair, pool side or roving station) with the best view of the pools and near the most at-risk swimmers.
B. Uses the sit,stand, stroll method of guarding when appropriate.
C. Enforces rules to prevent injury and upset members.
D. Gets to know members aquatic needs and potential emergency concerns.
Maintains all certifications. Knows the Emergency Action Plan for fire safety, inclement weather, accidents, injuries, etc. and demonstrates that knowledge during inservices and drills.
Assists the aquatic department in maintaining equipment and cleanliness that adheres to AGMC, hospital, JCAHO, OSHA and local health department standards.
Attends and positively contributes to mandatory inservices when scheduled.
Maintains personal swim skills and fitness level.
Teaches quality swim lessons or leads quality programs by preparing daily lesson plans according to Red Cross or LifeStyles curriculum that are fun, goal-oriented and time appropriate, and takes daily attendance and ensuring the safety of all participants.
Follows system and department policies and procedures with special attention to attendance and punctuality, confidentiality, dress code and display of ID badge, and safety.
Completes mandatory education and training in order to maintain organization and department specific competencies and requirements. Maintains applicable certification/licensure. Maintains current Basic Life Support (BLS).
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:
High school graduate or the equivalent. Current Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification required. Maintains current Basic Life Support (BLS). Current Red Cross Standard First Aid or equivalent required.
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Human Resources, Division of Recruitment and Retention
Akron General Health System
400 Wabash Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44307
Akron General Health System is an equal opportunity employer.