Provides an ongoing program of activities designed to meet the
interests and physical, mental, and psychosocial well being of each
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
Other duties may be assigned.
' Completes assessments, MDS, care plans and gathers information
to design activities that are multi-faceted, meet patients'
functional levels, and reflect needs and interests of each
' Provides patients who are confined or choose to remain in
their rooms with in-room activities in keeping with life-long
interests (music, reading, visits with individuals who share their
interests or reasonable attempts to connect the patient with such
individuals) and in-room projects they can work on
' Assists with escorting patients to and from activities.
' Maintains sufficient activity supplies.
' May post monthly activities calendars that: reflect the
schedules, choices and rights of the patients; offer activities at
hours convenient to the patients; reflect the cultural and
religious interests of the resident population; appeal to both men
and women and all age groups living in the facility.
' Records progress notes in the clinical record including
subjective findings, objective symptoms, observations of behavior,
interventions provided to patient and patient's response to
activity interventions. Reviews staff's chart entries for
completeness and accuracy.
' Coordinates facility volunteer program in compliance with
' Completes required forms and documents in accordance with
company policy and state and/or federal regulations.
' Recruits, hires, provides orientation/training, and retains a
sufficient number of qualified staff to carry out the
responsibilities of the Activities department. Ensures employee
performance meets or exceeds expectations and periodic performance
appraisals are conducted on a timely basis.
' Performs other duties as assigned.
' Two years experience in a social or recreational program
within the last five years (one of which was full-time in a
resident activities program in a health care setting) or has
completed a training program approved by the state.
' Certification as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
' Meets all state-specific requirements.
' Proficient in the use of a personal computer.
Supervises activity assistant, volunteers and others for whom
they are administratively or professionally responsible.
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