Restorative Nursing Assistant
The purpose of the Restorative Nursing Assistant, or Restorative Aide, is to provide residents with routine daily Restorative Nursing tasks as directed by a supervisor.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Work closely with therapy departments for appropriate training on new functional maintenance programs and changes in restorative nursing program.
- Assist the resident with the restorative nursing program including but not limited to, passive and active range of motion, ambulation with appropriate assistive devices and use of transfer belt.
- Assist the residents in transferring using a transfer belt, device, or appropriate lift maintaining resident safety at all times.
- Assist residents with personal cares including bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting.
- Reassure resident before/during restorative intervention.
- Report all changes (improvement/decline/pain issues) in the resident’s condition to your supervisor.
- Participate and receive the report as instructed in your department.
- Create new and innovative ways to engage residents and make them more involved in Restorative activities.
- Documentation of restorative nursing procedures per facility policy.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
- Immediately reports any suspected abuse or neglect per facility policy.
- And other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Descriptive data and information such as various manuals, emergency plans, regulations, medical charts, nurses’ notes, treatment orders, policies and procedures, and routine and non-routine correspondence.
- Verbally and in writing with residents, their families, unit nurses, nursing supervisors, activity personnel, therapists, administration, and other CNAs.
- Explain, demonstrate, and clarify to others established policies, procedures, and standards.
- Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.
- Compare, count, differentiate, measure, sort, classify, compute, tabulate, and/or categorize data and/or information.
- Assemble, copy, record, and transcribe data and/or information.
- Apply functional and situational reasoning by exercising judgement, decisiveness, and creativity in everyday routine and non-routine situations.
- Use fine and gross motor skills to perform tasks such as operating mechanical lifts, stethoscopes, sphygmomanometers, computers, and any other mechanical medical device deemed suitable for use in the facility.
- Exert effort in moderate to heavy work, such as lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, squatting, balancing, and standing for long periods of time.
- Recognize and identify degrees of similarity and differences between characteristics of colors, forms, sounds, odors, textures, etc. associated with objects, materials, and ingredients.
- Occasionally unsafe and uncomfortable in respects to temperature variations, odors, toxic agents, noise, and disease.
Required Working Hours
Standard working hours may vary between first shift, second shift, and third shift. Please note these hours are subject to change and additional hours may be needed or required. Reimbursement for such additional hours are subject to state and federal regulations.
Education and Experience Requirements
Required: High School Diploma or equivalent
Licenses/Certifications: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Preferred: Prior CNA experience with the geriatric population
Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Sauk County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.