Restorative Nursing Asst
- Location: Moutnainside, NJ
- Posted: Mar 15, 2019
Childrens Specialized Hospital is the nations leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health.
At 13 different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective...so children can achieve more of their goals.
Works with patients needing restorative nursing measures to gain or to maintain their highest possible practical, functional level. Responsible for carrying out restorative program developed by the therapists.
Essential Job Functions
Provides direct restorative care as assigned, completing work accurately, safely and in a timely manner.
Care includes passive/active ROM, ambulation, special positioning techniques, splints, assistive standing devices, feeding devices /adaptive equipment, ADL trainin, restorative dining, bladder retraining and oral stimulation.
Receives and carries out specific instruction from Nurse Manager on restorative nursing techniques. Documents restorative nursing tasks by completing flow sheets daily.
Works with other disciplines, as appropriate, and participates in groups as needed. Meets routinely with Nurse Manager and LTC Therapy Coordinator.
Coaches and assists C.N.A.'s in positioning, ROM, ambulation, ambulation devices, standing devices, ADL, splints/contracture care, ADL specifics, safety device application, appropriate padding and wheelchair cushions, safety device release.
Coaches and assists to make sure residents have their recommended adaptive equipment available. Reports lack of functioning equipment and supplies to appropriate personnel, i.e. therapist, rehab tech staff, etc.
Notifies Nurse Manager when a patient is regressing/progressing or unable to participate in the program so that an assessment can be done by nurses and change in the program and care plan made, as indicated.
Provides input into development of individualized plan of restorative care. Provides Nurse and Therapists with suggestions for improving patients' care to help a patient reach their highest possible functioning level.
Assists with orientation and staff development in principles and practices of restorative nursing. Serves as a resource and teanmate to other nursing assistants.
Receives and carries out instruction from Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists on resident restorative needs when applicable.
Formal Education and Job-Related Experience
* Knowledge of and interest in the care of the LTC patient. Knowledge and skills in basic restorative nursing principles and practices. Has further training in techniques and practices of restorative nursing. Conscientious, cooperative, ability to work as a team member. Placement on the NJ Nurse Aide registry.
* Current Long Term Care Facility Nursing Assistant certification and placement on the NJ Nurse Aide Registry. AHA BLS Provider Certification required.
Education and Experience - Additional Comments
* Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapies will provide the Restorative CAN with training as well as direct supervision after he/she has received appropriate training/education to perform the tasks. Minimum of two years clinical CNA experience, with consistently good performance evaluations.