"When hiring an activity director, an employer will look for applicants who are friendly, patient, and creative enough to plan daily activities for elderly and disabled clients that are intended to rehabilitate them, encourage socialization, and improve their skills through recreational activities. In an interview you can expect to be asked about your experience working with the elderly and disabled, and you may be given a scenario where you have to design activities that will help rehabilitate a physically disabled client."
How would I deal with or resolve issues with caregivers (CNA's) who didn't want to let the activities be done? This was a tricky question as the CNA's are under the RN, not under the activity director.
Unfortunately, this happens from time to time. If a CNA is preventing an activity from occurring, it has to be reported to the R.N. In most facilities that take medicare/medicaid, activities programs are required by the state. So this would be considered insubordination and should be grounds for dismissal. In a work environment that has different departments, it is extremely important to understand it is much more beneficial to work with each other than against each other.