Signature HealthCARE of Muncie
Signature HealthCARE of Muncie
Muncie, IN, US, 47303
Signature HealthCARE Of Muncie is looking for a Activities Director
Previous Experience Required
Long Term Care Experience Preferred
Contact Brittany Price at (502)200-3652 for more details.
Welcome to Signature Healthcare of Muncie, a 185-bed facility. It is our mission as a family- based organization to revolutionize the long term care industry through a culture of patient centered healthcare services, personalized spirituality, and real quality of life initiatives. The vision, to radically change the landscape of long term care forever. Through education and empowerment we earn the trust of every patient, family member, and the community we serve.
Signature HealthCARE is a family-based healthcare company that offers integrated services in 8 states across the continuum of care: skilled nursing, rehabilitation, assisted living, memory care, cognitive care, and telemedicine. A growing number of our centers are earning quality assurance accreditation and pioneering person – directed care. Many of our skilled nursing facilities have achieved a 4 or 5-star overall rating from the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services. Additionally, we have been awarded as a certified Great Place to Work for three years in a row and Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work!”
How you will make a difference:
•Plan, organize, and direct a program of activities, which provides opportunity for entertainment, exercise, relaxation and expression, while fulfilling basic psychological, social, and spiritual needs, which will be available to all residents of the facility.
•Assists the physically, emotionally, and cognitively impaired resident and family to explore appropriate avocation/leisure pursuits.
How you will spend your time:
•Meet the physical and sensory requirements stated below and be able to work in the described environment.
•Identify and participate in process improvement initiatives that improve the customer experience, enhance work flow, and/or improve the work environment.
•Management duties including, but not limited to, hiring, training and developing, coaching and counseling, and terminating department staff, as deemed necessary.
•Ensure that all employment practices are administered fairly and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
•Develop, organize, and implement a program of activities to meet the social, emotional, physical and other therapeutic needs of residents as identified on the residents’ plan of care and within the specified budget.
•Initiate and promote activities both within the facility and outside the facility, as weather permits, insuring the safety and wellbeing of each resident at all times.
•Coordinate and verify that assistance is provided to residents for activities and events as necessary.
•Provide in room activities for residents who are unable to attend daily events.
•Create an ongoing calendar of activities, which creatively meets multiple needs and is accessible and appealing to both men and women of all ages and abilities.
•Consistently maintain standards for activity scheduling and documentation established by policies and regulatory requirements.
•Solicit the involvement of the community (clubs, groups, organizations, agencies, churches, individuals, etc.) when planning facility activities and events.
•Plan, organize, and direct Activity Department fund raising events.
•Maintain detailed records of activity programs and participation of individual residents, identifying progress toward established care plan goals.
•Participate in resident care planning by identifying the activity needs of residents in accordance with the medical assessment.
•Develop and distribute a monthly calendar of events. Provide a copy of the calendar in each resident’s room and at least one large calendar prominently displayed in the facility.
•Maintain a pictorial scrapbook of activities and events sponsored by the facility during the year.
•Develop and maintain an active volunteer program through marketing, development, support, and organization. Encourage participation by residents, family members, staff, visitors, community groups and individuals. Assign and train volunteers and maintain documentation of volunteer hours. Reward volunteers for service annually and at other special events.
•Train groups of volunteers and students in techniques of recreational therapy.
•Prepare progress notes for medical staff reflecting residents’ reactions and evidence of progress or regression.
•Maintain all activity related records required by regulations and Medical Records – activity assessments, progress notes, and discharge summary.
•Assist the residents with organizing and maintaining active Resident Council.
•Provide accommodation, assistance, scheduling, and other means to assure that residents have the opportunity to meet a minimum of one time per month.
•Channel feedback from Resident council to the appropriate facility personnel to ensure that resident issues are dealt with in a timely and efficient manner.
•Document minutes of Resident Council meetings as well as follow-up to any concerns expressed at the meeting.
•Attend in-service education programs in order to meet facility educational requirements.
•Other special projects and duties, as assigned.
The qualifications you will need:
•Meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
•Degree and certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist; or
•Certified Activity Director by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals; or
•Two (2) years’ experience in a social or recreational program within the past five (5) years, in which one (1) year was full time in a resident activities program in a health care setting; or
•Prior completion of a state approved training course.
•One (1) to two (2) years management/supervisory experience.
•Effective verbal and written English communication skills.
•Demonstrated intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook, Internet and Intranet navigation.
•Highest level of professionalism with the ability to maintain confidentiality.
•Ability to communicate at all levels of organization and work well within a team environment in support of company objectives.
•Customer service oriented with the ability to work well under pressure.
•Strong attention to detail and accuracy, excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize, coordinate and simultaneously maintain multiple projects with high level of quality and productivity.
•Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
•Ability to work with minimal supervision, take initiative and make independent decisions.
•Ability to deal with new tasks without the benefit of written procedures.
•Approachable, flexible and adaptable to change.
•Function independently, and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with stakeholders and vendors.
Signature HealthCARE is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran and other protected categories.