Life Care Center of Bridgeton

ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR (RECREATION THERAPIST)

ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR (RECREATION THERAPIST)
Life Care Center of Bridgeton

Position type: Full

Position Summary
The ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR (RECREATION THERAPIST) plans, organizes, develops, and directs quality activities for patients, ensuring that the recreational, physical, intellectual, spiritual, and social needs of each patient are met in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.

Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements

  • Must have bachelor's degree in recreational therapy or related field
  • Must be currently licensed/registered in applicable State. Must maintain an active Recreational Therapist license in good standing throughout employment.
  • Prior experience with geriatrics preferred

Specific Job Requirements

  • Demonstrated proficiency in arts/crafts/music is preferred
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
  • Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post-acute care facility
  • Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department
  • Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: general activities duties,, supervisory responsibilities,, care plan and documentation responsibilities, patient rights, and safety and sanitation
  • Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information
  • Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures
  • Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care's Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training

Essential Functions

  • Must be able to plan, develop, organize, implement, and evaluate quality activity programs (includes entertainment, exercise, relaxation, and education)
  • Must be able to make daily rounds to ensure activities team is performing to standards and patient needs are being met
  • Must be able to appropriately and descriptively chart patient progress and behavior
  • Must be able to escort patients to and from activities
  • Must be able to make regular in-room visits to patients uninterested or unable to participate in group activities
  • Must be able to effectively manage and operate within budget
  • Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients
  • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients
  • Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance
  • Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment
  • Must be able to communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team
  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language

Benefits for Full-Time Associates

  • medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability coverage
  • 401(k)
  • paid vacation, sick days and holidays

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

LCAD 94119

Bridgeton, MO

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