Company: Ridgecrest Health and Rehabilitation
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Ridgecrest Health and Rehabilitation - Education Must possess a
high school diploma or GED. College Degree preferred but not
necessary. Experience Must be a qualified therapeutic Activities
specialist or an activities professional who is licensed by this
state and is eligible for certification as a Activities specialist
or as an activities professional; or must have, as a minimum, one
(1) years experience in a social or activities program within the
last five (5) years, one (1) of which was full-time in a patient
activities program in a health care setting; or must be a qualified
occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant; or must
have completed a training course approved by this state. Specific
Requirements Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when
circumstances warrant such action.
Must be knowledgeable of regulations governing Activities services
in nursing care facilities.
Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work
harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.
Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and
be willing to incorporate them into existing Activities
Must be able to relate information concerning a residents
condition. Duties and Responsibilities The primary purpose of your
position is to plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall
operations of the Activities Department in accordance with current
federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations,
our established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by
the Administrator, to assure that an on-going program of activities
is designed to meet, in accordance with the comprehensive
assessment, the interests and the physical, mental, and
psychosocial well-being of each resident. Duties and
Responsibilities Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and
direct the activity programs of the Facility.
Keep abreast of current federal and state regulations, as well as
professional standards of practice, and make recommendations on
changes in policies and procedures to the Administrator.
Review department policies and procedures, at least annually, and
participate in making recommended changes.
Develop and implement policies and procedures for the
identification of medically related activity needs of the
Participate in community planning related to the interests of the
Facility and the services and needs of the resident and family.
Participate in discharge planning, development and implementation
of activity care plans and resident assessments.
Interview resident and families, as necessary, in a private
Refer resident and families to appropriate personnel, as needed, to
meet resident and family needs.
Involve residents and families in planning Facility activity
Provide consultation to members of our staff, community agencies,
etc., in efforts to solve the needs and problems of the resident
through the development of activity programs.
Assist in the review and updating of departmental job descriptions,
at least annually.
Assume the authority, responsibility, and accountability of
directing the Activities Department.
Maintain a productive working relationship with the medical
profession and other health related facilities and
Review and evaluate the departments work force and make
recommendations to the Administrator.
Coordinate activities with other departments, as necessary.
Work with the Facilitys activity consultant and implement
recommended changes, as required.
Delegate authority, responsibility, and accountability to other
responsible department personnel.
Make written and oral reports and recommendations to the
Administrator concerning the operation of the Activities
Assist in standardizing the methods in which work will be
Interpret the departments policies and procedures to employees,
residents, visitors, government agencies, etc.
Keep abreast of economic conditions and situations and recommend to
the Administrator adjustments in activity programs that assure the
continued ability to provide daily activities.
Review and develop a plan of correction for activity deficiencies
noted during survey inspections and provide a written copy of such
report to the Administrator.
Review departmental complaints and grievances from personnel and
make written reports to the Administrator of action(s) taken.
Follow Facilitys established procedures.
Develop, implement, and maintain an ongoing quality assurance
program for the Activities Department.
Participate in Facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized
Interview residents or family members to obtain activity
Ensure that all charted activity progress notes are informative and
descriptive of the services provided and of the residents response
to the service.
Maintain a reference library of written material, laws, etc.,
necessary for complying with current standards and regulations and
that will provide assistance in maintaining a quality activity
Involve the resident and family in planning objectives and goals
for the resident.
Meet with administration, medical, and nursing staff, as well as
other related departments in planning activity programs.
Arrange transportation for field trips when necessary.
Participate in the review and completion of appropriate resident
assessment items, review of quality indicators, quality measures,
survey results, appropriate to Activities services and make
necessary changes that correct identified or potential problem
areas. Committee Functions Serve on, participate in, and attend
various committees of the Facility as appointed by the
Provide written and/or oral reports of the programs and activities,
as required or as may be directed by such committee(s).
Participate in regularly scheduled reviews of resident discharge
Evaluate and implement recommendations from established committees
as they may pertain to Activities services.
Attend department head meetings, etc., as scheduled or as may be
Schedule and announce departmental meeting times, dates, places,
etc. Personnel Functions Assist in the recruitment, interviewing,
and selection of personnel for the Activities Department.
Determine departmental staffing requirements necessary to meet the
Activities Departments needs, and assign a sufficient number of
Activities personnel for each tour of duty.
Recommend to the Administrator the number and level of Activities
personnel to employ.
Schedule department work hours (including vacation and holiday
schedules), personnel, work assignments, etc., to expedite
Delegate administrative authority, responsibility, and
accountability to other Activities personnel as deemed necessary to
perform their assigned duties and responsibilities.
Counsel and discipline Activities personnel, as requested or as
Terminate employment of personnel when necessary, documenting, and
coordinating such actions with the HR Delegate and/or
Assist in standardizing the methods in which activity programs will
be performed and/or administered.
Review and check competence of Activities personnel and make
necessary adjustments or corrections, as required or that may
Maintain an excellent working relationship with other department
supervisors and coordinate the activity program to assure that
daily activities can be performed without interruption.
Assure that appropriate identification documents are presented
prior to employment and that such records are maintained in the
employees personnel record.
Make daily rounds to assure that Activities personnel are
performing required duties, and to assure that appropriate activity
programs are being rendered to meet the needs of the resident.
Conduct departmental performance evaluations in accordance with the
Facilitys policies and procedures. Staff Development Develop and
participate in the planning, conducting, and scheduling of timely
in-service training classes that provide instructions on how to do
the job, and ensures a well-educated Activities Department.
Develop, implement, and maintain an effective orientation program
that orients the new employee to the department, its policies and
procedures, and to his/her job position and duties.
Provide leadership training that includes the administrative and
supervisory principles essential for the Activities Department.
Encourage the supervisory staff to attend and participate in
outside training programs. Schedule times as appropriate.
Attend and participate in continuing educational programs designed
to keep you abreast of changes in your profession, as well as to
maintain your license on a current status.
Ensure that all department personnel attend and participate in
Facility mandatory in-service training programs as scheduled (e.g.,
OSHA, TB, HIPAA, Abuse Prevention, etc.). Safety and Sanitation
Assist in developing safety standards for the Activities
Ensure that the departments policy and procedures manual identifies
safety precautions and equipment to use when performing tasks that
may result in bodily injury.
Monitor department personnel to assure that they are following
established safety regulations in the use of equipment and
Ensure that department work areas are maintained in a clean,
sanitary, and safe manner.
Ensure that all department personnel follow established
departmental policies and procedures, including appropriate dress
Assist in the development, implementation, and revising of written
aseptic and isolation techniques relative to activities.
Develop, implement, and maintain a program for monitoring
communicable and/or infectious diseases among residents and
Ensure that Activities personnel follow established infection
control procedures when isolation precautions become necessary.
Develop, implement, and maintain a procedure for reporting
hazardous conditions or equipment.
Ensure that department personnel follow established procedures
governing the use of labels and MSDSs.
Report missing and illegible labels and MSDSs. Equipment and Supply
Functions Recommend to the Administrator the equipment and supply
needs of the Activities Department.
Place orders for equipment and supplies, as necessary or as may be
Make periodic rounds to check equipment and to assure that
necessary equipment is available and working properly.
Check supply rooms to assure that needed activity supplies are on
hand to conduct scheduled activities.
Ensure that all personnel operate activity equipment in a safe
Develop and implement procedures that ensure activity supplies are
used in an efficient manner to avoid waste.
Ensure that appropriate cleaning supplies are on hand to perform
necessary departmental cleaning functions.
Ensure that MSDSs are on file for hazardous chemicals used in the
Activities Department. Assessment and Care Plan Functions Develop
preliminary and comprehensive assessments of the activity needs of
Develop a written plan of care (preliminary and comprehensive) for
each resident that identifies the problems and needs of the
resident and the goals to be accomplished for each problem and need
Encourage the resident and family to participate in the development
and review of the residents plan of care.
Assist in the scheduling of activity care plans and assessments to
be presented and discussed at each committee meeting.
Ensure that all Activities personnel are aware of the care plan and
that care plans are used in providing daily activities for the
Review nurses notes to determine if the activity care plan is being
followed. Report problem areas to the Director of Nursing
Review and revise care plans and assessments, as necessary but at
least quarterly. Budget and Planning Functions Forecast needs of
the Activities department.
Assist in preparing and planning the Activities Departments budget
for food, equipment, supplies, and labor and submit to the
Administrator for review, recommendations, and approval.
Maintain current written records of department expenditures and
assure that adequate financial records and cost reports are
submitted to the Administrator upon request or as necessary.
Make departmental adjustments in order to conform to approved
budget, and/or as dictated by an analysis of the monthly operating
statement. Resident Rights Review complaints and grievances made by
the resident and make a written or oral report to the Administrator
within indicating what action(s) were taken to resolve the
complaint or grievance. Follow Facilitys established
Participate in resident and group council meetings as requested and
provide support services to such council.
Maintain a written record of the residents complaints and/or
grievances that indicates the action taken to resolve the complaint
and the current status of the complaint.
Must adhere to all HIPAA requirements.
Miscellaneous Make weekly inspections of all activity functions to
assure that quality control measures are continually
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