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Activities Director

Oregon Healthcare Oregon, OH
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.


Job Title: Activity Director

Department: Activities

Reports to: Administrator

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Summary: The primary purpose of your job position is to plan, organize, develop, and supervise the overall operation of the Activities Departments in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations, or established policies and procedures governing the facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator and / or Activity Consultant to assure that an on-going program of activities is designed to meet, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment, the interests and the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English Language

Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of team work and team concept

Must possess the ability to make independent decisions, follow instructions, and to accept constructive criticism when circumstances warrant such actions

Must have the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc., of the Activities Department

Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies / personnel, and the general public

Must be knowledgeable of regulations and guidelines governing activity services in the nursing care facility

Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served

Must be able to follow written and oral instructions

Must possess leadership ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel

Attends and participates in continuing education programs

Must possess the ability to display patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning

Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing Activity services

Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition

Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace

Must be able to complete all other tasks as assigned by the Administrator, or designee

Qualifications: Must be a qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who is licensed by this state and is eligible for certification as recreation specialist or as an activities professional: or you must have, as a minimum, two (2) years of experience in a social or recreation program within the last five (5) years, one (1) of which was full-time in a patient activities program in a health care setting; or you must have completed a training course approved by this state.

Education and / or Experiences: Must possess, as a minimum, two (2) years of college. Associates Degree preferred, but not required.

Working Conditions:

Works in office areas as well as areas throughout the facility

Moves intermittently during working hours

Is subject to frequent interruptions

Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies / personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances

May be exposed to heat/cold temperatures in kitchen/storage areas

May be subject to sudden temperature changes when entering refrigerator/freezer

Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, and visitors

Communications with the medical staff, nursing personnel, and other department directors

Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends and holidays when necessary.

Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.)

Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminates

Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses

May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals

Physical & Sensory Requirements:

Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday

Must be able to speak and write the English Language in an understandable manner

Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position

Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met

Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies

Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which include a medical and physical examination

Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at time hostile people in the facility

Must be able to push, pull, move and / or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move and / or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet

May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations

Oregon Healthcare


Oregon, OH
43616 USA