Director Of Activities

Hyde Park Health Center Oakley , OH 45209

Posted 2 months ago

Position Purpose:

The primary purpose of this position is to plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the overall operation of the Activities Department at Hyde Park Health Center (HPHC). This is done in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations, established facility policies and procedures and as may be directed by the Administrator to assure that the spiritual development, emotional, recreational, and social needs of the residents are met/maintained on an individual basis.

Essential Functions/Accountabilities:

  • Plans, develops, organizes implements, evaluates, and directs the services of the Activities Department for the facility.

  • Develops, administers and coordinates department policies and procedures; reviews such policies and procedures, at least annually, and participates in making recommended changes.

  • Assists in the development of the department budget and monitors expenditures to stay within the budget.

  • Organizes and implements individualized and group programs and encourages residents to pursue their interests by providing materials as needed and in keeping with residents financial status and Department budget

  • Develops, implements, and maintains an ongoing quality assurance (PIP) program for the Activity Department

  • Develops and maintains an activity calendar. Disseminates information regarding activity programs and schedule of events to residents, staff, and family as appropriate. Attends resident care conferences.

  • Manages personnel in the Activity Department, including recruitment, selection, orienting, counseling, evaluating and disciplining as necessary.

  • Develops and participates in regularly scheduled orientation and in-service training programs (related to residents choices, activities, and social/emotional needs of residents and their friends and families.

  • Completes ongoing assessment of residents, which identify the recreational, physical and emotional strengths or needs of the individual. Utilizes the information to develop and implement a plan of care as needed, ensures documentation of all resident-related information, and completes other paperwork and charting in a timely and accurate manner and in compliance with State of Ohio guidelines.

  • Conducts group activities in order to engage residents in meaningful activities, which help to enhance their feelings of self-esteem. Seeks out new methods and principles and incorporates them into existing activity programs.

  • Develops ands maintain a good working rapport with other departments within the facility and outside community social agencies, to assure that the services can be obtained to meet the resident needs.

  • Oversees transportation, coordinates and assists residents to the activities as needed.

  • Makes reports/recommendations to the Administrator concerning the operation of the Activity Department and any complaints/grievances received.

  • Reviews and develops a plan of correction for Activities deficiencies noted during survey inspections and provide a written copy to the Administrator.

  • Serves on, participates in, and attends various Committees and meetings as required, and as appointed by the Administrator

Other Responsibilities:

  • Ensures pets are fed and cages maintained.

  • Oversees all aspects of the volunteer program including recruitment, orientation, and performance in accordance with State and Federal guidelines as well has Hyde Park Health Center Policy and Procedures.

  • Attends and participates in in-service educational classes and on-the-job training programs, workshops, seminars, etc.

  • Expected Behaviors:

  • Cultivates effective and respectful relationships with residents, families and staff.

  • Exhibits behavior in accordance with HPHCs core values.

  • Provides outstanding customer service to all customers in accordance with HPHCs Customer Service Program.

  • Adheres to all of HPHCs policies and procedures including our safety and Corporate Compliance programs.

  • Maintains confidentiality of a residents pertinent health information in accordance with HIPAA guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be a licensed / certified Recreational Therapist with long term care experience.

  • Must have at least two years experience in a health care setting working directly with individuals

  • Must be able to read, write, and communicate effectively in the English language.

  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.

  • Must be patient, organized, flexible, and able to work independently and enjoy working with older adults.

  • Must have the ability to work and interact with resident care professionals as part of an interdisciplinary team.

  • Must have some understanding of the social, psychological, and recreational needs of the aged.

  • Must possess leadership ability and be willing to work effectively and harmoniously with other personnel.

  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times, hostile people within the facility.

  • May be required to lift equipment, supplies, and occasionally move furniture.

  • Must be able to bend, stoop, lift and push/pull 50 lbs on a regular basis or up to 100 lbs occasionally.

  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the work place.

While every effort has been made to make this description of the essential functions and other responsibilities as complete as possible, it in no way states or implies that this is an exhaustive listing of the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of functions or responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position.

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