Cranford Rehab and Nursing Center
  • Newark, NJ, USA
  • Full Time

Summary/Objective In keeping with our organization's goal of improving the lives of the residents we serve, the Director of Activities is responsible for the planning, development and overall operation of the Activities Department which implements and directs activity programs that meet the physical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of Residents.

Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Responsible for the overall operations of the facility's Activity Department which include supervision of staff, development, and implementation of departmental policy and procedures, and ensuring compliance with federal, state, local regulations.
  2. Regularly develops new programs to meet new trends and industry standards.
  3. Responsible for operating the Activities department within budgetary guidelines and limitations.
  4. Observe and report the Resident's attendance, participation, and behavior changes by documenting and charting.
  5. Participates in the care planning process by attending care plan meetings, providing specific information and observations of the resident's needs, preferences and report any behavioral changes.
  6. Meet and greet all new Residents and residents upon arrival at the facility.
  7. Recruits, trains and supervises volunteers from the surrounding community to develop and run activity programs.
  8. Performs administrative tasks such as charting, care planning, reports, etc. Completes assigned MDS portions accurately and on time.
  9. Assists with the recruitment and selection of Activity staff.
  10. Completes annual performance reviews of all subordinate staff. Provides guidance and education to staff in regards to their performance.
  11. Provides counseling and disciplinary action to subordinate staff members as needed.
  12. Reports all hazardous conditions, damaged equipment and supply issues to appropriate persons.
  13. Assure that established infection control and standard precaution practices are maintained at all times. Follow established safety precautions when performing tasks and using equipment and supplies.
  14. Maintains the comfort, privacy, and dignity of Residents and interacts with them in a manner that displays warmth, respect and promotes a caring environment.
  15. Communicates and interacts effectively and tactfully with residents, visitors, families, peers, and supervisors.
  16. Answers and respond to call lights promptly and courteously when working in Resident care areas.
  17. Reports all Resident concerns to the appropriate department head.
  18. Attend and participate in departmental meetings and in-services as directed.

Supervisory Responsibility This position may have supervisory responsibilities.

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