Restorative Nurse (CSS)
Company: Alden Estates of Orland Park
Posted on: August 4, 2022
JOB SUMMARY Responsible for the development, implementation,
monitoring and supervision of the restorative nursing program for
the facility. Acts as the liaison between formalized therapy and
nursing. Promotes a restorative nursing philosophy among all
facility departments and work closely with the Ladies and Gentlemen
of Alden to ensure the restorative plan of care is being followed
thereby, promoting customers to their highest level of function.
QUALIFICATIONS: Must possess a current, unencumbered license to
practice as an RN or an LPN in the state of Illinois.
Must be restorative certified by an accredited school or recognized
Must possess current CPR certification or become certified within
two weeks of employment.
Must be able to read, write and speak the English language in an
understandable manner. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to move
intermittently throughout the workday.
Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress of the
Must function independently, have flexibility, person integrity,
and the ability to work effectively with the customer, family
members, personnel, and support agencies.
Must be in good health and demonstrate emotional stability
Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly,
emotionally upset, and at times hostile people
Must be able to lift, push, pull and move equipment, supplies,
customer in excess of 50 pounds throughout the day.
Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions,
etc., including exposure to the (HIV) AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate,
and direct restorative care services, as well as its programs and
activities, in accordance with current rules, regulations, and
guidelines that govern nursing care facilities.
Maintains a current list of customer's participating in a
restorative program on each unit. For each unit, these lists will
be specific as to ambulation, ROM, ADL, assistive feeding devices,
splints, hand cones/contracture care, bladder retraining, falling
star or other restorative program details.
Sets up documentation flow sheets/and or electronic medical record
system for daily documentation of restorative nursing measures for
each customer on the program.
Makes a quarterly progress note. Ensures all restorative care notes
are informative and descriptive of the treatment provided and of
the customer's response to the care.
Oversees all restorative nursing measures are reflected on the care
plan as an approach to the problem or need for which they are being
Oversees that customers get formalized therapy, as indicated, and
that the necessary assistive feeding and/or ADL devices are
obtained as recommended.
Works with Nursing and Dietary to see that these assistive devices
are consistently available and that they are addressed on the care
Works closely with Therapy department. Sees that specific
recommendations, when discharged from therapy are carried
Performs or oversees functional assessments on admission and
quarterly as indicated. Consults with nurses in making
recommendations for restorative plan of care. Works with nurses in
developing restorative plan of care.
Oversees customer ADL performance on the units.
Oversees C.N.A.'s documentation on ADL's (ensuring compliance and
Oversees incontinent management programs.
Attends care planning conferences and makes recommendations.
Completes sections of MDS and the Care Area Assessment (CAA)
Summary as indicated. Reports on progress of restorative nursing
Keeps track of accomplishments (number of customers on bladder
retraining/ month, number of customers increased function, etc.) in
a formalized, simple report each quarter.
Works with the Ladies and Gentlemen of Alden in developing tools
appropriate to perform QI audits. Participates in QI audits for
restorative nursing. Reviews monthly and quarterly quality
indicator/measure lists and utilizes this information to problem
Develops and implements innovative and creative ways to keep staff.
Focused and enthused about restorative nursing.
Sees that equipment and supplies are available and that they are in
good working order.
Problem solves with the Ladies and Gentlemen of Alden in regards to
issues in providing restorative nursing care.
The restorative nurse assures quality care, customer's rights,
dignity, abuse prohibition and customer service is focused on
Actively participates or oversees physical restraint reduction
programs and fall management programs.
Orient /educate new Ladies and Gentlemen of Alden relative to
roles, responsibilities, principles, and practices of restorative
All other duties as assigned.
Keywords: Alden Estates of Orland Park, Naperville , Restorative Nurse (CSS), Healthcare , Naperville, Illinois
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