209 Merriman Rd | Akron, OH 44303

Activity Director

Come join our Award Winning team! The Merriman, a 60 bed Skilled Nursing facility in Akron, Ohio is looking for an experienced Activity Director to lead our programming. The right applicant will be committed to resident satisfaction, enhanced quality of life and social wellness. We are a fun, team-based facility that loves our residents and working together. If you want to be a part of our success, apply today!

Activity Director
-Salaried Position

**Successful candidates will be ADC or MEPAP I AND II certified **

  • Plan, schedule and implement a program of individual and group activities based on residents’ schedule.
  • Complete the activity component of the resident assessment within 14 days of admission and review and update the program as necessary, but at least quarterly.
  • Use the resident assessment protocols (RAPs) to determine whether to proceed to care planning for concerns related to a resident’s activity program needs.
  • Gather data and document required ancillary assessments including but not limited to resident assessment protocol summary documentation.
  • Identify and document in the resident’s care plan, the activity interests, needs, and concerns of the resident. Care plans will be reviewed and updated as necessary but at least quarterly.
  • Document all interaction with resident and/or family in the assessment, care plan and progress notes as required by federal and state requirements.
  • Participate as an active member of the interdisciplinary team and attend all resident care conferences.
  • Plan and implement Reality Orientation programs when appropriate.
  • Plan and conduct Residents’ Council meetings.
  • Plan and implement evening and weekend functions as necessary.
  • Take part in in-service education programs and attend all in-service session relating to Activity Program.
  • Recruit, schedule and supervise volunteers.
  • Organize and schedule community events related to residents’ interests.
  • Supervise barber and beauty parlor activities as needed.
  • Plan, schedule and implement room visits and in-room activities for residents unable to leave their rooms.
  • Plan, schedule and implement indoor and outdoor activity programs.
  • Maintain an activity attendance record for each resident.
  • Assess needs and maintain an adequate supply of materials to implement activity programs.
  • Observe infection control procedures.
  • Follow Residents’ Rights policies at all times.

High School Diploma or equivalent required. Associate’s Degree in Human Services or related field preferred. Certification in Activities within Long Term Care setting preferred. Minimum of 1 year required as Activity Professional in a Long Term Care facility required.

Certification as an Activities Professional preferred. Successfully complete and/or comply with all required background checks to include but not limited to: Ohio BCI&I fingerprint analysis, FBI (if applicable) fingerprint analysis, Nurse Aide Registry, HHS/OIG list of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) & Ohio Medicaid Provider Exclusion and Suspension List.

COMPUTER: Intermediate personal computer skills including electronic mail, routine database activity and word processing.

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with the direction and management of the clinical team within assigned facility(s).

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and promote a drug-free workplace. We also offer a number of benefits to full-time associates including, but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, disability, life, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and a voluntary 401(k) retirement savings plan.

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