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RESTORATIVE AIDE

Company: Wesleyan Homes
Location: Georgetown
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Job Description:

QUALIFICATIONS: * Certified Nursing Assistant in accordance with state of practice. * Skills proficiency for specific Restorative Aide guidelines. * Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English language. * Must demonstrate knowledge and skills in accordance with Certified Nursing Assistant Program. * Must be able to provide care to residents following facility policies and procedures. * Must be able to report resident's needs and concerns to a licensed nurse. * Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with resident, personnel and support staff. * Good Communication Skills * Good Organizational Skills WORKING CONDITIONS: * Sits, stands, bends, stoops and walks intermittently during the workday * Push and pull carts and wheelchairs * Ability to lift and move heavy equipment and residents * Weekends and holidays required * May be exposed to infectious diseases * May be required to work on other wings/units other than assigned "home" unit as needed AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY: * Perform restorative nursing procedures that maximize the resident's existing abilities, emphasize independence instead of dependence, and minimize the negative effects of disability with an attitude of realistic optimism under the supervision of a licensed nurse. * Performance of Restorative Plan implemented by therapy. * Weekly documentation for patient specific response to restorative sessions. * Participation in weekly restorative meetings. * Obtain and document monthly, weekly or other specific ordered time frame of patient weights. * Participation in monthly weight committee meetings. * Participation in weekly Safety Committee meetings. * Monitor, observe and document utilization of safety devices (i.e.: TABS, Pad alarms, wanderguards). ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES: * Meet with administration, medical and nursing staff, therapy department, as well as other related departments in planning restorative care. * Assist with methods in which restorative care will be accomplished. * Review Restorative Care policies annually and participate in making recommended changes. * Participate in discharge planning. * Maintain documentation of current patients treated. * Make written and oral reports/recommendations to the Director of Nursing. * Maintain an adequate liaison with families and residents. * Provide written and or oral reports of the restorative care programs and activities required. * Assist with transport of patients to and from Therapy Room. * Demonstrate to residents and staff personnel, as necessary, the procedures involved in the Restorative Plan of Care. * Perform restorative care treatments in gym or residents room as necessary. * Prepare resident for treatment by dress/position and administer restorative care in accordance with established plan of care developed by therapist. * Encourage residents to perform or participate in ADL functions and motion exercises. * Instruct and supervise resident during restorative session. * Assist residents in ambulatory training as necessary. * Recommend modifications and changes in the resident's restorative care as indicated. * Ensure restorative care notes are informative and descriptive of the treatment provided and of the resident's response to care. * Perform exercises as reviewed on Proficiency Check List. * Report all changes in the resident's condition to the Nurse Supervisor/Charge nurse as soon as practical. * Report all accidents and incidents you observe on the shift that they occur. * Perform all tasks in accordance with established policies and procedures. * Follow work assignments. * Participate in and receive the nursing report upon reporting for duty. * Assist resident's with Activities of Daily Living * Make beds (occupied and unoccupied). * Assist resident with bowel and bladder programs. * Maintain intake and output records as instructed. * Keep incontinent residents clean and dry. * Assist residents in preparing for activity and social programs. * Assist in transporting residents to/from appointments, activity and social programs, etc. * Assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting resident into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lift, etc. * Assist residents to walk with our without self-help devices as instructed. * Provide eye and ear care (i.e. warm/cold compresses, cleaning eyeglasses/hearing aids, etc.) as instructed. * Measure and record temperature, pulse, and respirations as instructed. * Answer resident calls promptly. * Check each resident routinely to ensure that his/her personal care is being met in accordance with his/her wishes. * Assist with care of dying resident. * Provide post-mortem care as instructed. * Observe and report presence of pressure areas to Charge Nurse. * Provide perineal care. * Keep residents personal possessions off the floor and properly stored. * Keep floors dry. Report spills immediately. * Wash wheelchairs, walkers, etc., as instructed. * Clean, disinfect, and return all resident care equipment to designated area after use.

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