ACTIVITY COORDINATOR (PCN 723)
Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm
The Activities Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing a program of social and recreational activities designed to meet the social, spiritual, intellectual, mental needs and interests of residents. These programs are in accordance with each resident’s comprehensive care plan This position may supervise activities aides in the implementation and operation of the program. Activities are designed for both groups and one-to-one with individual residents. This position reports to the Long Term Care Director of Nursing.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
- This positions requires a bachelor’s degree in Activity Therapy or other Healthcare-related field
- A minimum of two (2) years of activities or therapy experience in a long term care environment is required.
- Dementia Training and/or Certified Dementia Planner is required.
- Two (2) years of supervisory experience is preferred.
- Required within one (1) year of employment to obtain the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals through ADP or ADC.
- Maintains BLS certification.
- Assumes self-responsibility for obtaining additional training and education to assure that skill level meets the demands of the position.
- Ability to ready, write and interpret documents, such as policy and procedures for the Activities Office.
- Must be familiar with all computer and software skills, to include: Microsoft Office, Outlook email and electronic calendar. Familiarity with electronic medical records and minimum data sets.
- Ability to plan, organize and lead group activities.
- Must be highly organized and motivated
- Successful relationship skills, and proficient written and oral communication skills
- Ability to write routine and formal reports and an annual program plan
- Must complete general orientation, CNA orientation as appropriate, and Activity position orientation
South Peninsula Hospital is a combination 22-bed critical assess hospital and 28-bed skilled LTC Facility located on the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The position requires walking and standing for prolonged periods, stooping, sitting, and the ability to lift large loads without injury to self or others. Persons in this position may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and infectious diseases, falls, needle stick injuries, and muscle strains. Mechanical lifts are available for lifting residents as needed. Generally, physical demands are moderate and most work is performed inside although individual is expected to assist residents with outdoor activities as scheduled. Working hours may fluctuate based on the demands of the work and scheduling needs.