Restorative Aide

Care Initiatives Ottumwa , IA 52501

Posted 1 week ago

This is a temporary position with the possibility of becoming permanent. Full Time Monday- Friday 6am-2pm.


Under on-site supervision of a licensed nurse, the Restorative Aide assists in the provision of restorative/rehabilitative care and services to residents as identified as part of the care plan; operates within the guidelines consistent with accepted/legal standards of practice relevant to individual's level of training/education or specialized certification (Certified Rehabilitation Assistant).


  • Follow established performance standards and perform duties according to facility policies and procedures.

  • Perform restorative/rehabilitative care and services (ambulation, gait training, range of motion, self-feeding and other activities of daily living), with residents as indicated in individual care plans.

  • Document resident participation in and response to services, in accordance with regulations/rules and facility policy. Documentation must include: 1) a certificate of completion of a certified program; or 2) objectives and specific return-demonstration competencies trained, if training provided by licensed therapists at the facility.

  • Document each treatment provided, refusal of treatment, reason(s) treatment could not be provided and progress notes as required.

  • Work closely with Restorative Nurse and/or licensed rehabilitation staff to assure services are performed in a manner consistent with a plan designed to meet the needs of the resident.

  • Contribute knowledge of resident's condition/needs/progress to nursing and rehabilitation staff and to the care planning process; provide written reports and attends meetings as requested.

  • Monitor use and condition of adaptive equipment/assistive devices arranging for repair as needed.

  • Assist Certified Nursing Assistants in the implementation of resident care plans by performing personal cares according to care plans and daily schedules of care, and in such a way as to promote safety, comfort, security and the greatest degree of independence possible.

  • Answer call lights promptly.

  • Document according to established procedures the care provided and resident response or lack of response to that care.

  • Observe and verbally report to the Charge Nurse accurate and timely information concerning assigned residents, such as change in condition, lack of response or resistance to care, special problems or unusual incidents, resident needs or requests, behavioral or psychosocial concerns; document in writing according to established procedures or as requested.

  • Comply with procedures for safe lifting, transferring, and handling of residents; assume responsibility for safety of residents under immediate supervision or in assigned caseload at any given time; report and documents incidents/injuries according to established policy.

  • Participate in information exchange with staff from preceding and following shifts to assure continuity of care to assigned residents.


  • Current, valid certification as a Nursing Assistant in the State of Iowa, or valid certification as a COTA or PTA.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.


  • None


  • Working knowledge in geriatric restorative care is preferred.


  • Functional Literacy in written and spoken English.

  • Ability to provide guidance and training of other CNA's and residents with non-complex nursing restorative procedures.

  • Proficient interpersonal relationships and communication skills.

  • Ability to function in a team environment.

  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.

  • Ability to communicate in writing and record resident responses to treatment preferred.

  • Complete assignments timely, completely and accurately


Authority is delegated to the individual in this position to:

  • Provide restorative nursing care to residents following policies and procedures.

  • Report residents' needs and concerns to a licensed nurse.

p. EOE / AAP Veterans and Disabled

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