The primary purpose of your position is to enhance the overall operation of the activity department by developing/implementing the Dementia specific programming in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations, our established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the Administrator to assure that an ongoing program of activities designed to meet, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment, the interests and the physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of each resident is maintained.
As Dementia Program Coordinator, you are responsible and accountable for overseeing the overall programming specifically for those on the dementia unit. You report directly to the Administrator.
Must possess, as a minimum, a College Degree or its equivalent and a certificate in Therapeutic Recreation from the state in which you are certified. Education in Dementia or Alzheimer’s required.
As a minimum, (1) year experience in a supervisory capacity in a hospital, skilled nursing care facility or other related medical facility activities department is preferred. Experience working with those diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimer’s required.
Responsible for developing a purposeful and engaging dementia program for residents in the dementia unit.
Supervise program aides and therapeutic recreation directors that assist with programs in the dementia unit.
Complete care plans and documentation in a timely fashion.
Assist Director of Staff Development in facilitation of monthly dementia in-services with materials provided by Athena.
Assist in plans and provisions of patient care by visiting residents regularly to evaluate needs.
Document and report to the nursing department any unusual or significant findings.
Encourage resident to take part in activities of daily living that will stimulate his/her potential, physically, mentally, socially and spiritually.
Spend duty time with residents rather than with other facility staff.
Assist with and follow through on the establishment of resident care goals within the framework of the entire therapeutic team.