Lutheran Activities Coordinator - Per Diem in Jamestown, New York
Lutheran Home and Rehabilitation Center is seeking a Per Diem (as needed) Activities Coordinator.
Our Activities Coordinators provide activities that meet past and current leisure interests of each individual resident. This position will be directly responsible for providing activities that benefit each resident while meeting both psychosocial and physical needs. This position will be a member of the Interdisciplinary Team and will be directly responsible for CAA review and care plan development. The person must be able to self-manage their time and possess strong organizational and communication skills.
A high school diploma is required. Associates Degree preferred. Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant or related field. Minimum of one (1) year Long Term Care experience. Other relevant geriatric experience considered. Basic working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office.
Upon admission, complete an assessment and begin development of anticipated involvement in activities programs
Develops activities plan that meets with the attending physician’s approval and completes ongoing review and changes to meet the resident’s needs
Reviews CAA’s generated by the MDS and develops care plan using this information
At regularly scheduled meetings incorporates the activities assessments, approaches and goals with the care plan team for each resident
Writes detailed progress notes to indicate individual response and involvement at least quarterly and more often as needed for each resident
Completes discharge summaries according to facility policy for residents
Maintains accurate records of attendance of reach activity covered
Completes a monthly attendance activity report to be given to the Activities Director
Plans and carries out a schedule of programs to meet the individual activity plans for each resident. Evaluates and changes as necessary
Coordinates activity programs with all departments as needed
Posts, announces and informs resident, staff and families of the scheduled activities programs
Provides a calendar to resident and families as requested appropriate staff
Maintains records of purchases made for the unit
Provides a monthly budget report to Activities Director on a regular basis
Decorates the floor for current season or event
Maintains an inventory of supplies
Plans and carries out an organized and meaningful placement for students from areas colleges as assigned
Evaluates students with Activities Director and college representatives
Makes volunteer needs known to the Volunteer Coordinator
Orients volunteers to specific tasks, evaluates volunteer effectiveness and assists with recognition events
Attends in-services, courses and seminars that would enhance the activities program.
Participates in professional organizations as desired
Assists residents to fill out applications for absentee ballots
Is flexible and adjusts scheduled hours to meet resident needs. May work beyond regularly scheduled hours or may need to cover absences of peers
Coordinates room and equipment use
Completes dietary slips for weekly stock orders and special events
Provides direct, regular contact with each resident to help in determining a resident’s mental and emotional status and unmet needs and determine the appropriate resolution of these needs
Supervises pets and informs Activities Director of any necessary veterinary care
Manages multiple priorities with a minimum of supervision
Organizes programs and large activities effectively
Assists staff and residents in dealing with grief
Communicates well in oral and written form
Participates in public speaking on behalf of the organization as needed
Works well with other departments and works to eliminate conflict
Seeks out new methods, uses creativity and new principles to stimulate residents and shares this insight with peers.
Operates telephone, fax, VCR, stereo, slide projector, video camera, still camera, microwave, oven, computer, calculator,
Collaborates with Nursing regarding appropriate activities to meet the resident’s needs and illustrates this in the care plan
Attends Morning Report daily and offers input on resident changes.