SUMMARY: The Restorative Aide is to coordinate, implement, and provide restorative nursing care for all patients in the facility under the direction of the Nursing department and in conjunction with Rehabilitation, to maximize and maintain the physical functioning and emotional wellness of all the patients.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Oversees, directs and participates in restorative programs initiated for individual patients
- Communicates on a frequent and ongoing basis with the Director of Nursing and Rehabilitation Nurse concerning goal setting and approaches to individual patient’s needs
- Assumes direct responsibilities for facilitating the transition of each patient from skilled rehab services to the restorative progressive and preventative programs
- Attends rehab rounds and communicates to appropriate staff the status of all patients with regard to rehab/restorative needs
- Maintains restorative nursing progress/documentation records on all patients participating in any restorative program
- Visits with each patient daily and/or as needed to assure that the program is appropriate and productive
- Monitors all customers with ROM and orders to insure compliance of the order
- Instructs and assists primary care givers with the application of splints, braces, prosthetic appliances, and self-help devices to assure proper application and usage
- Directs and participates in all programs under the restorative umbrella
- Visits all new admissions to identify restorative needs and communicates those needs to appropriate personnel
- Assists in communicating with families concerning patient’s progress in care planning conferences or on a one-on-one basis with the family and the customer
- Remains familiar and proficient with using wheelchairs, walkers, canes, lifts, scales and other equipment used in the restorative programs and is able to instructs others in their use
- Puts patient care first and ensures that patients and families receive the highest quality of service
- Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) by the State of Illinois.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday including, walking, lifting, bending, standing, balancing, lift over shoulders, and take stairs.
- Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of this position.
- Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.
- Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times, residents within the facility.
- Must be able to push, pull move and/or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet.
- May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.