Company Description: Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center is a member of Berkshire Healthcare, a not-for-profit consumer centered organization committed to fulfilling the health and residential needs of the population in the communities we serve. We are a leader among not-for-profit, post-acute care organizations in Massachusetts.
Locally run and staffed by caring and attentive Berkshire County healthcare professionals, Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center is among just five nursing care centers in the United States to have been awarded the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living National Gold-Excellence in Quality award for superior performance.
Consistent positive feedback by employees on satisfaction surveys conducted by an independent national firm has placed Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center in the top 1% in the nation and has earned us the Excellence in Action award for both customer and workforce satisfaction for each of the last five years.
Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center is certified by both Medicare and Medicaid and is accredited by the Joint Commission, a nationally recognized independent organization that sets standards of excellence for nursing homes and other healthcare facilities. In addition to achieving multiple deficiency-free state surveys, Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center has achieved the highest CMS rating for the last three years in a row.
High School or Equivalent
Assist in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, and evaluating the activity programs of this facility.
Observe resident attendance, mood, behavior, & degree of involvement so that activities and resident progress can be evaluated.
Participate in community planning related to the interests of the facility and the services and needs of the resident and family.
Interview residents or family members to obtain activity information.
Involve the resident/family in planning objectives and goals for the resident.
Coordinate activities with other departments as necessary.
Assist in developing, implementing, and maintaining an ongoing quality assurance program for the activity department.
Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as necessary.
Arrange transportation for field trips when necessary.
Perform administrative requirements, i.e.: completing necessary forms, reports, etc., & submitting such to the Activity Director.
Assist in making appointments for the resident as requested.
Assist in scheduling movies, planning parties, and providing games/activities for residents.
Encourage residents to participate in hobbies and crafts. Provide materials as necessary.
Make routine visits to residents and perform assistance with crafts, projects, etc., as necessary.
Others as deemed necessary and appropriate, or as may be directed by the Activity Director.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, and be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level at which they are currently functioning.
Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility which include a medical and physical examination.
Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times, hostile people within the facility.
Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 10 pounds to a minimum height of 3 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 10 feet.
Berkshire Healthcare Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer.