Plan, organize and direct the implementation and evaluation of activity programming for the residents. Assure that personalized, individual activity plans are developed and implemented meeting the interests, physical, mental and psychosocial needs for all residents.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This list is subject to individual facility policies, procedures and practices, which may require additional duties and responsibilities.
Plans, executes and evaluates a diversified activity program which meets the varied needs and interests of individual residents.
Supervises, trains and evaluates Activities Assistants, volunteers, etc.
Assures that each residents activity program is consistent with Plan of Care established by resident and interdisciplinary team.
Maintains accurate and timely documentation according to Medicare/Medicaid certification standards.
Participates in resident care conferences.
Identifies and uses community resources consistent with interests and needs of residents.
Coordinates staff relating to the activity program giving appropriate directions and feedback.
Recruits community volunteers for resident involvement activities; coordinate scheduling and supervise their activities.
Makes daily rounds regarding opinions/feelings/comfort with service and care provided by Activity Department.
Plans and/or attends department specific and facility-wide in-service education.
Maintains professional development relationship with local area professional groups in similar field.
Accomplishes all tasks and responsibilities of Activity Services in compliance with state licensure department, federal Medicaid and Medicare certification and other state and federal licensure and certification body rules and regulations. Maintains current knowledge and understanding of the same.
Respects and maintains residents dignity, individuality, privacy and confidentiality, knowledgeable of Residents Rights.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Two (2) years experience in a social or recreational program within the last five years in a health care setting.
Completion and certificate of a State approved Activity Therapy Training Program
Must be willing to participate in continuing education and have an understanding of health related problems and the normal aging process.
Must work well with all residents in the facility and their families.
Certificate or diploma as Therapeutic Recreation Specialist preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
Working in normal office environment, employee may be required to sit, bend, stoop, use keyboard, see, talk and hear. May occasionally lift medium to heavy objects. May assist in lifting residents weighing between 100-250 lbs. Employee is occasionally exposed to blood or other bodily fluids, fumes, or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. In compliance with applicable law, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
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