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1st Shift Restorative Nurse

Company: Meth-Wick Community
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Job Description:

Put your passion for helping others to work making a real difference in peoples' lives. Come work in a place where residents are at home and where they participate in the decisions that affect their lives. "Life as it should be!" is not just our motto, it is the foundation for everything we do. A first shift Restorative Nurse is responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring and supervision of the restorative nursing program for the facility. The Restorative Nurse is the liaison between formalized therapy and nursing. The Restorative Nurse promotes a restorative nursing philosophy among all facility departments. Essential Job Functions include, but are not limited to:

  • The Restorative Nurse has direct authority and supervises the Restorative CNAs and Floor CNAs.
  • The Restorative Nurse work closely with the Charge Nurses and floor CNAs to ensure the Restorative plan of care is being followed, promoting residents to their highest level of function.
  • Maintains a current list of resident's participating in a restorative program on each household. For each household, these lists will be specific as to ambulation, ROM, ADL, assistive feeding devices, splints, hand cones/contracture care, bladder re-training or other restorative program details.
  • Sets up documentation flow sheets for daily documentation of restorative nursing measures for each resident on the program.
  • Makes a minimum of one assessment note per month - or more often if resident is not progressing. Reviews weekly notes made by Restorative CNAs.
  • Oversees that all restorative nursing measures are reflected on the care plan as an approach to the problem or need for which they are being done.
  • Oversees that residents 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 plan.
  • Works closely with Therapy Department. Sees that specific recommendations, when discharged from therapy are carried through. Recommendations can be carried out by Restorative Nurse or assigned to CNA staff.
  • Oversees that Charge Nurses are making progressive/regression summary notes monthly that are specific to the restorative nursing measures being done.
  • Makes rounds to oversee and monitor the program and to provide 1:1 teaching, as necessary.
  • 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 and monitors the skin care prevention program to make sure staff are following through with active measures to prevent skin breakdown, positioning hydration, etc. and that all residents at risk are identified.
  • Oversees incontinent management programs.
  • Works with the Charge Nurse and CNA staff in selecting candidates to be on a bladder training program. Assists in setting up the program and overseeing to ensure appropriate follow through is occurring.
  • Attends care planning conferences and makes recommendations as needed.
  • Reports on progress of restorative nursing measures. If you're looking for more than just a "job", come join our team where you can really make a difference. Meth-Wick provides a competitive salary and a great place to work!
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