This position is responsible for the development and maintenance of activity programs that promote residents' physical, social, mental, and intellectual well-being and independence as governed by state, federal, and accrediting regulatory agencies. This position plans and provides operational, financial, and managerial support to residents and staff within the department.
About Fairbanks Denali Center Located next to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Denali Center is a 90-bed comprehensive short and long-term care facility offering uniquely compassionate care to our adult patient population. Following the Eden Alternative, we foster a core belief that aging should be a continued stage of development and growth, rather than a period of decline. Within our inviting setting, we provide residents with access to daily activities, visits from friends and family, a place to worship and on-site shopping options. We also provide our dedicated health care professionals with deeply rewarding career opportunities and fulfilling lifestyle options.
40 Hours Per week
8 hour day shifts with occasional weekend and holidays
Directs and evaluates development and implementation of all resident activity programs.
Serves as a resource and provides leadership to ensure effective and efficient achievement of department operational, financial, and satisfaction goals and objectives.
Hires, trains, conducts performance reviews, and directs workflow of staff.
Monitors resident participation and advancement according to professional and regulatory standards. Evaluates activity programs and recommends modifications as needed to accommodate resident changes.
Coordinates, trains, and supervises all long-term care volunteers.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
Knowledge of recreation needs as typically obtained through a Bachelors degree in a relevant field.
Must possess a minimum oftwo (2) years of relevant experience, and a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in a lead, supervisory, or equivalent capacity.
Must also possess two (2) years of experience in a social or recreational program within the last 5 years, one of which was full-time in a patient activities program in a health care setting;or is a qualified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant; or has completed a training course approved by the State, or must complete the course within 6 months of hire.
Must possess a Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification. Must also possess a valid drivers license and be eligible for coverage under the company auto insurance policy.
Requires excellent leadership skills and an ability to interact well across departments and with community organizations. Excellent organizational, human relations, and communication skills are required to maintain good rapport and effective working relationships with internal and external customers.
Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA) or Therapeutic Recreation Specialist preferred.
Completion of a state approved activities course preferred.
Additional related education and/or leadership experience preferred.
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; q ualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.