Restorative Nursing Aide ApprenticeAurora, Colorado
The incumbent shall provide rehabilitation/restorative nursing interventions under the supervision of the licensed nurse when a patient is discharged from formalized physical, occupational, or speech rehabilitation therapy, when a patient is admitted to the facility with restorative needs, but is not a candidate for formalized rehabilitation therapy, when a restorative need arises during the course of a custodial stay, or when a patient has restorative needs to supplement a skilled plan of care. These interventions promote the patient’s ability to adapt and adjust to living as independently and safely as is possible. This concept actively focuses on achieving and maintaining optimal physical, mental, and psychosocial functioning. Restorative nursing interventions, except for use of Continuous Passive Motion (CMP), do not require a physician’s order. The incumbent shall be accountable for carrying out all responsibilities in accordance with Kindred Healthcare CORE values.
Participate in continuing education/professional development activities.
Communicate and demonstrate a professional image/attitude for patients, families, clients, coworkers and others.
Adhere to policies and practices of applicable professional organizations, client hospital and Kindred Healthcare.
Contribute to client relations and marketing activities.
Perform rehabilitation/restorative nursing interventions that assist or promote the patient’s ability to attain his or her maximum functional potential.
Report patient response to interventions and condition to the nurse, supervising therapist(s), or assistant.
Assist in formalized discipline specific and interdisciplinary group activities
Participate in team meetings.Contribute to development of improved efficiency and productivity of unit clinical/administrative functions.
Contribute to development of improved efficiency and productivity of unit clinical/administrative functions.
Participate in facility/unit quality management activities.
Collect quality review data.
Participate in survey preparation activities.
Participate in facility/unit safety committee activities.
Contribute to the delivery of cost effective care.
Carry out other duties as assigned
If you are a current Kindred employeeClick Here.Qualifications
High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
A current Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) is required.
No experience in working in a health care setting is necessary, up to 2 years’ experience preferred.
Computer and current technology competence.
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