The Activities Coordinator shall spend a sufficient number of hours per week in the facility to plan, carry out, and document the activity program. The total number of hours shall be sufficient to meet the needs and interests of the patients.
- Develop, implement, and supervise the activity program in accordance with OBRA and Title 22.
- Develop, implement, and supervise the budget and the fund raising for the residents’ activity fund.
- Monitor and maintain, in conjunction with the DON, the residents’ individual accounts up to a maximum of $50.00 for reach resident.
- Must attend on a weekly basis each resident’s quarterly care conference and document quarterly progress notes.
- Participate in developing Care Planning for each resident and update as needed.
- Assist residents to medical appointments as needed.
- Attend monthly Seneca Healthcare Auxiliary meetings and report activities to the membership.
- Develop appropriate contacts with community agencies and organizations.
- Conduct or participate in in-service training for the staff of the facility, and where appropriate and permissible, recruit, train, and supervise volunteers to assist with or augment the regular program.
- Obtain equipment and supplies for the program.
- Post the current activity schedule conspicuously for the information of patients and staff, and provide the DON with a current schedule of planned activities.
- Maintain a current record of the type and frequency of activities provided and the names of patients participating in each activity.
- Coordinate the activities schedule with other patient services.
- Develop and maintain an appropriate schedule of activities for patients that are unable to leave their rooms.
- Follow all general and departmental safety, health and security policies and procedures. Utilize all safe work practices for department.
- Attend and participate in in-service educational classes and on-the-job training programs as required or directed.
- Maintain CONFIDENTIALITY of all pertinent patient/resident care information to assure patients/residents’ rights are protected.
- Complete annual employment health requirements in a timely manner.
- Other related duties as may become necessary or as directed by Immediate Supervisor (LVN Charge Nurse) or the DON
- Must have two (2) years’ experience in a social or recreational program within the past five (5) years; one (1) year of which was full time in a patient activities program in a health care setting, or:
- Be an occupational therapist, art therapist, music therapist, dance therapist, recreation therapist, or occupational therapy assistant, or:
- Have completed at least 36 hours training in a course designed specifically for this position and approved by the Department of Health Services and shall receive regular consultation from an occupational therapist, occupational therapy assistant, or recreation therapist who has at least one (1) year experience in a health care setting.
- Follows safe work practices, takes an active interest in preventing injury or illness and promoting a safe and healthful environment for self and others, and complies with District and governmental safety regulations.
- Promotes professional growth of self and co-workers by participating in on-the-job training, continuing education and assisting with training of new employees.
• Exemplifies the Seneca Core Values in all aspects of work responsibilities and demonstrates these values to fellow employees and supervisors.
- Assumes personal responsibility to comply with all Federal, State and local laws governing business conduct, conducts business in an ethical and trustworthy manner, and displays the qualities and characteristics of a professional at all times when dealing with patients, visitors, physicians, volunteers, and fellow employees.
Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions
- Unless a reasonable medical or religious accommodation is approved, all employees must receive COVID-19 vaccinations.
About Seneca Healthcare
At SHD we strive to deliver high-quality comprehensive services with excellence, compassion, and competence, meeting or exceeding the expectations of the community we serve. Our staff and providers are dedicated to being the leaders in rural healthcare by providing safe and effective quality health and wellness care. The staff and providers strive to meet our goals daily. Our commitment to the community is to create an atmosphere that promotes wellness and healing.