Supervises the analysis, guidance, support, and resources to the Recreation Therapy, Social Work, and Volunteer teams to promote and foster a holistic approach to resident care, encompassing the 5 domains: physical, social, cognitive, emotional and spiritual. Draws on clinical expertise to advise and collaborate with team members in the development of the patient's/resident's plan of care.
- Functions in a leadership role by providing recommendations and developing strategy to enhance the quality of life for long term care residents.
Plans, organizes, directs and participates in therapeutic and recreational activity programming and long-term care residents to promote opportunities for engaging in normal pursuits, including religious, social, educational and recreational.
- Assume day-to-day accountability for the delivery of activities, recreational therapy and social work services through consistent application of policies, procedures, protocols and standards of care, and through support for an educational plan to meet the needs of the staff and assure competence. Identifies policies/procedures needed for site/service and participates in writing, reviewing and revising site/service policies/procedures.
Responsible for interviewing/hiring of staff, including performance management, corrective action processes, coaching/mentoring and development of staff. Acts as a role model and resource for all staff.
Assess the functioning, quality and effectiveness of the Activity and Social Service departments, including policies and procedures and on-going evaluations and recommendations.
Provide education and training in order that Activity and Social Service policies, procedures and programs will satisfy all standards, rules and regulations, and comply with resident rights and activity/psycho-social needs.
- Assume responsibility for arranging consultation visits on an as-needed basis. Conduct an Entrance Conference at the beginning of each consultation with the Administrator and pertaining parties.
- Provides input into the budgets for site/service; routinely monitors, manages and controls budget, analyzes variances and takes appropriate action, and develops plans for productivity improvements.
- Acts as a resident advocate and communicates with residents, and multidisciplinary teams regarding resident, staff, management and quality of life issues, promoting interdisciplinary partnerships; provides ongoing communication to members of leadership team on management issues and department goals; establishes a positive work environment that supports direct communication and mutual respect.
- Acts as a change agent, identifying changes needed in collaboration with the leadership team, and promoting the initiation, management and evaluation of the change process. Assists in the development, implementation, and coordination of department policies and procedures and participates in making recommended changes as needed.
- Engages in ongoing QA practices in review of required clinical documentation and practices (i.e., audits/observations; compile/analyze data; develop/implement action plans). Utilize process improvement methodologies and FOCUS-PDCA in leading process improvement workgroups.
Complies with MDCD and/or CARF and/or OBRA and/or JCAHO regulations and standards in assigned areas of responsibilities.
- Functions as an active member of the clinical interdisciplinary team to coordinate treatment, identify and resolve problems, and share information. Responsible for carrying out all duties assigned to team members such as team conferences, morning report and chart review.
Completes all necessary psychosocial, recreational assessments in accordance with policy. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates resident or family groups.
Identifies and leads resident groups that promote functional and psychosocial well being.
40 hrs/week, Flexible hours