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Job Title:
Life Enrichment Specialist
Job description:
The major role of the Life Enrichment Specialist is to lead the activities department at Wausau Manor Health Services.

The ideal candidate will have experience as an Activity Director in a long-term care setting, be a COTA, or be a therapeutic recreational specialist.

Trust, engagement, competence, respect and passion – these are the values under which North Shore Healthcare operates every day. Our dedicated team of professionals strive to deliver quality care to our residents and their families. We are one of the leading employers and providers of post-acute care in the Midwest and we are seeking exceptional individuals to join our team. If you value being a leader, working in a progressive environment and having opportunities to grow in your career, North Shore Healthcare is the Right Choice for you.

Summary of position
Responsible for supervising, creating and providing an exciting life enrichment program appropriate for the physical, social, cultural, spiritual, emotional and recreational needs for each resident. Provides the opportunity for residents to engage in normal pursuits while promoting a successful and well-balanced leisure lifestyle. Work with the various disciplines to assist the resident in reaching their highest level of independence. Plans and monitors leisure activities for recreation and therapeutic purposes designed to enhance the quality of life for each resident while maintaining an open working relationship with the resident’s center or guardian.

Requirements of the position
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Plans, develops, organizes, implements, evaluates and directs the Activity program
Assesses individual/group resident/patient needs and develops related meaningful morning, afternoon, evening and special programs
Prepares and posts a monthly schedule of activities
Coordinates, directs and/or conducts all planned activities
Establishes and maintains good public relations and rapport with community groups, to provide outside activities and special projects for residents (i.e. church services, special concerts, school group visits, etc.)
Assists patient/residents with the voting process by helping them register and obtaining absentee ballots when necessary
Assists with resident council by providing a meeting place, nametags, and other assistance as determined by resident council
Coordinates volunteer services through orientation, training, and direction of volunteers
Prepares and plans department budget for equipment, supplies, programs and labor and submits to Executive Director for review, recommendation and approval
Documents in patient/resident’s medical record as appropriate. Charts resident’s attitude, participation level, etc. Attends patient/resident care conferences, updates Activity care plans with progress notes, goals and treatment plans
Handles department equipment according to standard procedures
Complies with laws and regulations applicable to position and act in accordance with Center’s Compliance Program
Attends and participates in in-service training, performance improvement (“PI”) committees and other meetings as scheduled and directed
Knows and follows center’s rules & safety protocol
Reports and documents any incidents or accidents of residents, staff or visitors to the appropriate center personnel
Reports all hazardous conditions/equipment to Supervisor
Performs duties, which may include transportation of residents, as assigned in Center Disaster Plan
Follows infection control standards, policies and procedures
Knows Resident Rights. Helps the residents/patients exercise and/or protect their rights.
Reports resident/patient complaints to management
Maintains confidentiality of resident/patient information HIPAA
Follows and adheres to Center’s policies and procedures implementing HIPAA requirements for the privacy and security of protected health information.

Required Education and Experience
Must be a qualified therapeutic recreation specialist or an activities professional who is currently licensed or registered, as required, by the State and is eligible for certification as a therapeutic recreation specialist or as an activity’s professional by a recognized accrediting body
Two (2) years of experience in a social or Life Enrichment program within the last five (5) years, one (1) of which was full-time in a patient activities program in a health care setting.
Completed a training course as approved by the State
Computer proficiency with Microsoft products
Must have valid driver’s license
Class B license or ability to obtain within six months of hire as required by site.
Satisfactory driving record with no more than three (3) moving violations in the past three (3) years
No record of Reckless Driving or DUI/DWI in the past seven (7) years
Demonstrated leadership qualities, leadership skills, interpersonal relationship skills and knowledge of federal and state regulations governing activities practice and leadership.
Strong assessment skills, including good insights into resident preferences and needs. Demonstrated strong communication and relationship building skills with residents, and ability to explain resident needs to others as needed for resident advocacy.

Benefits:
We offer a comprehensive benefit packages which includes:
Health insurance for full-time employees starting the first of the month following 30 days of employment
Dental and vision insurance for full and part-time staff
401(K) Program for full and part-time staff
6 paid holidays plus one floating holiday for full-time staff
Company paid life insurance for full-time staff
Voluntary life and disability insurance for full-time staff
Paid Time Off

Our mission is to establish a culture that reinforces the values necessary to be the premier health services provider and employer in each of the communities we serve. We understand that choosing where you want to go in your career is a big decision. We would like the opportunity to show you that North Shore Healthcare is the Right Choice for you.

Link to Apply Now:
https://nshorehc.hcshiring.com/jobs/1jRZwnbwoESTPYi2uT7EcQ?preview=true

Contact Information:
Facility:
Wausau Manor Health Services
Contact person:
Rachael Bolder
Address
3107 Westhill Drive
Wausau, WI 54401
United States
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Phone
(715) 842-0575
Email
rbolder@nshorehc.com

Posted 11.3.22


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