Planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing of Activity Programs in the Skilled Nursing Unit in accordance with current existing federal, state, and local standards, as well as our established policies and procedures, to ensure that the spiritual development, emotional, recreational, and social needs of the resident/patient are met/maintained on an individual basis.
- The Director of Activities plans, develops, organizes implements, evaluates, and directs the Activity Programs to ensure all resident/patients assessed needs are met.
- Assists in developing and implementing policies and procedures for identifying the spiritual, social, recreational, and emotional needs of the resident/patient
- Develops and maintains a good working rapport with other departments within the facility, and outside community health, welfare and social agencies, to ensure that activity programs can be properly maintained to meet the needs of the residents/patients; participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team
- The Director of Activities assists in the development, administering, and coordinating of department policies and procedures and supervising Activity Assistant and volunteers.
- Keeps abreast of current federal and state regulations, as well as professional standards, and makes recommendations on changes in policies and procedures to the Administrator
- Interviews residents/patients/families as necessary and in a private setting, and involves residents/patients/family in planning activities when possible
- The Director of Activities attends any meetings as necessary and performs any other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office, demonstrates technical literacy, and operates a personal computer
- Understanding of and commitment to the Community Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration, service, orientation, and diversity
- Ability to assess issues and make recommendations for solutions or improvement
- Ability to organize, schedule and prioritize multiple projects and priorities to meet constantly changing deadlines
- Ability and willingness to learn software as needed
- Strong interpersonal written and spoken communication, fluency with spoken and written English language
- Efficient time management of multiple tasks
- Familiarity with payroll, front desk operation, and PBX operation
Education and Qualifications
- Two years of experience in a social or recreational program within the past five years, one year of which was full-time in a patient activities program in a health care setting
- Must be a certified occupational therapist, art therapist, music therapist, dance therapist, recreation therapist or occupational therapy assistant
- Must have satisfactorily completed at least 36 hours of training in a course designed specifically for this position and approved by the Department of Health Services
Recreation / Activities Worker