Northern Light AR Gould Hospital | Mars Hill, ME

Posted Date 6/29/2020
Description Schedule: Regular Full-time
Shift: Day
Hours: 8-4

The Activities Specialist is positive and compassionate, able to plan, coordinate, and/or provide activities to enhance the lives of our residents and their families. Activities will handle the logistics of daily, weekly and monthly events to engage our residents and patients in an effort toeliminate boredom, reduce depression and provide quality to daily living.


1.Progress documentation in resident records, care plan management, record keeping, and attention to the environment.

2.Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate and direct the activity programs of this facility.

3.Keep abreast of Federal and State regulations, professional standards of practice and make recommendations on changes in policies and procedures to the Administrator.

4.Participate in discharge planning, development and implementation of activity care plans and resident assessments.

5.Perform administrative requirements such as completing forms, reports, etc., and submitting to the administrator.

6.Involve residents and families in planning facility activity programs.

7.Develop, implement and maintain an ongoing Performance Improvement Program.

8.Maintain a good working relationship with the medical profession.

9.Review and evaluate the department's volunteer pool and make recommendations to the Administrator.

10.Review and develop with the Administrator a plan of correction for activity deficiencies noted during the survey inspections.

11.Ensure that all charted activity progress notes are informative and descriptive of the services provided.

12.Collaborate with administration, medical and nursing staff in planning activity programs.

13.Maintain facility FaceBook and family newsletters

14.Maintain a safe environment complying with NLH policies and procedures; report and directly address environmental hazards and violations of patient safety policy and/or protocol when involved or observed.

15.Provide programs as well as individualized one-on-one needs that meet the residents needs within all the behavioral domains (i.e. physical, emotional. Cognitive, spiritual and social).

16.May require time on weekends, occasional evenings and holidays to meet the needs of the department.


Performs other work related duties as assigned.


Activity Coordinator Certificate within 3 months of hire or the soonest available class.

Acceptable degree in psychology and human development


Work schedule requires day and some evening work.


1. High School or equivalent

2. Works well with people creative, resourceful and good leadership skills.

3. BLS is required within the first week of employment. Employees must maintain CPRcertification throughout employment when in a clinical position.

4. De-escalation and workplace violence training will be completed at hire prior to release

from orientation.

5. Patient experience Skills and working independently

6. Hospice and Dementia Education


1. Sitting. 2-5 hours/day.

2. Standing/Walking. 3-6 hours/day.

3. Lifting. 10-25 lbs with good body mechanics.

4. Twisting. Frequently, (500-1000 or greater twists/day).

5. Bending. Moderate to frequent bends hours/day.

6. Squatting/Kneeling. 1-3 hours/day.

7. Endurance. Light energy requirements. (7-9 mets).

8. Wrist Position. Moderate deviation of wrist.

9. Pinching. Frequent, 130-480 pinches per day.

10. Hand/Wrist Repetitions. Moderate (1000-2880/day).

11. Manual Dexterity. Frequent fine motor skills required.

12. Either/ Both Handedness. 60%- 100% of job cycle time.

13. Sight. Requires corrected 20/40 near vision and minimal far vision. Requires both blue/red, blue/violet discrimination. Requires accurate depth perception.

14. Hearing. Can hear whispered voice at eight (8) feet (FAA class II).

15. Speech. Frequent clear speaking ability required 8-10hours/day.

16. Exposure to Infection. (exposure to infections than can cause significant morbidityand/or mortality) - Frequent exposure to infections.


1. High/Low Temperature. Work environment 70 - 80?F.

2. Wetness Frequent exposure to water and dampness.

3. Slippery Surfaces Frequent work on surfaces that are slippery.

4. Uneven Surfaces Occasional work where surfaces are uneven.

5. Non-ionizing Radiation (welding flash, microwaves, sunburn) moderate exposure

6. Noise. Frequent exposure to voices, bells, buzzers, routine noises and occasional loud


7. Body Injuries. (Exposure to circumstances which may cause minor injuries:

superficial cuts, mild blows, sprains, slips, etc.)-moderate likelihood of minor injury.

8. Body Injuries (Exposure to circumstances which may cause significant traumatic injury:

deep cuts, fractures, or permanent disabling injuries) – moderate likelihood of significanttraumatic injury.

9. Moving Objects: (Exposure to moving objects which may cause minor injuries: superficial cuts, mild blows, sprains, strains, slips, etc.) - slight likelihood of minor injuryfrom moving objects.

10. Moving Objects: (Exposure to moving objects which may cause significant traumatic

injury: deep cuts, fractures, or permanent disabling injuries) - slight likelihood of minor injury from moving objects.

11. Toxic Conditions. Frequent likelihood of exposure to toxic conditions.

12. Working with Others. Great association is frequent and compromises a major portion ofthe job.

13. Lack of Control of Pace of Work: Frequent; period of incentive-based, assignment based,or machine controlled pace.

14. Role Ambiguity. Slight, rarely is it not clear what others expect of the worker.

15. Irregular or Extended Work Hours (the degree to which hours exceed 10 per day orhour and shift change.) – moderate, occasional. Irregular or Extended Days of Assignment.


1.Problem-Solving Skills. Frequent problem-solving skills required.

2.Judgment/Assessment. Continuously assesses situations and determines corrective actionsneeded.

3.Supervision. Supervises 1-3 individuals and must perform functions involved withsupervi­sionof employees in the particular department.

4. Reading/Comprehension. Must be able to read and comprehend greater than Grade 10level of instructions.

5.Math/Arithmetic. Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide, perform fractions, andcalculate percentages.


1.Composure Under Working Conditions (including demanding, and/or rude,

resi­dents/staff/visitors). Must remain calm and exercise self-control in working relation­

ships withpatients, staff, and visitors.

2.Coping Skills for Stresses Associated with Illness, Disability, Dying and/or Death.Works directly with persons who are or may become ill, disabled, or dying on a regularbasis; may be present at the death bed and have to care for the body of the deceased; must possess skills to cope with stresses associated with illness, disability, dying, and death.


1. Willingness to work cooperatively is necessary.

2. Strong public relations and customer satisfaction motivation.

Equal Opportunity Employment
Geographic Region
Aroostook County

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