Restorative Aide in 728 Norristown Road, Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002 at Spring House Estates

Date Posted: 9/6/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Join our team at Acts Retirement-Life Communities! Acts has been setting the standard for excellence in senior retirement living since 1972, with a vision founded in faith and guided by a commitment to integrity and loving kindness.

Summary Statement:

Under the supervision of the restorative nurse, the restorative aide provides direct restorative care; performs restorative nursing procedures that maximize the resident’s existing abilities; emphasizes independence instead of dependence, prevents loss of existing functional capacity and follows established policies and procedures while providing care and respecting confidentiality at all times.

Essential Job Functions

• Reviews the restorative assessment of each new resident admitted to one of the restorative programs.
• Initiates individual/group restorative programs for residents in conjunction with other nursing assistants, nurses, therapists, etc.
• Encourages each resident to perform or participate in daily restorative program per goals established.
• Recognizes resident’s needs such as ROM exercises, ambulation limitations, etc.
• Uses prevention measures to insure quality of life and maintenance of functional levels.
• Maintains daily records of resident attendance and minutes of participation.
• Monitors restorative flow sheets for completion and informs restorative nurse of status.
• Maintains and assures that all restorative notes are informative and descriptive of the treatment provided and of the resident’s response to the program.
• Monitors and assesses usage of adaptive equipment, splints, braces, etc.
• Informs restorative nurse of progression or regression of each resident in restorative program.
• Participates in discharge planning and the development and implementation of resident restorative care plans.
• Maintains a liaison with personnel, families and residents and interprets restorative care policies and procedures for them as necessary.
• Follows established guidelines and performs duties per the Restorative Nursing Policy and procedure manual.
• Complies with established safety precautions at all times
• Reports hazardous conditions or equipment immediately.
• Provides guidance and training for new Employees and or less experienced personnel regarding established restorative policies and procedures, job duties and continuing preventive restorative care.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Critical Skills and Knowledge Necessary

• Basic knowledge of health care needs of geriatric resident.
• Able to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing.
• Able to follow direction and ask questions appropriately.
• Ability to make independent decisions.
• Knowledgeable of restorative care procedures.
• Ability to cooperate and interact with personnel from other departments, as well as with residents and their families/visitors.

The critical skills and knowledge required to successfully perform the functions of the position are normally obtained thru the completion of a current state certification for nursing assistant and a minimum of three months work experience within the geriatric health care field.

Physical Demands

• Lifting 50 pounds and carrying 10-20 pounds short distances frequently. Weight greater than 50 pounds require assistance from co-worker or use of lifting device
• Standing and walking frequently with occasional sitting
• Able to perform simple grasping and pushing/pulling 50 pounds frequently
• Reaching below knees to above head frequently
• Bending, kneeling and squatting occasionally
• Twisting and turning upper torso occasionally
• Talking and hearing in person and on telephone
• Clear speaking voice
• Sense of smell
• Near acuity and color vision

Environmental Conditions

• Inside100%
• Occasional Exposure to wet conditions
• Hazards - Blood Borne Pathogens and Infectious Diseases