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Restorative Aide/PCT- Hallmar

Mercy Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids

Job Description

This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by facilitating rehabilitation services to a geriatric population in hopes of maintaining or improving quality of life for each resident. Responsibilities also include providing safe and effective patient care tasks and functions under the supervision of a Licensed Nurse.

Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions
Ensures that accurate and clinically relevant information is communicated with patients, their families, and co-workers at hand offs and other times as needed. Take all measures necessary to ensure that the appropriate and involved parties have communicated necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcome
Provides safe and effective patient care, including restorative care under the supervision of the Licensed Nurse by performing tasks and support functions as delegated by department.
Works with each resident as needed to maintain/increase resident coordination, strength and mobility.
Responds promptly to resident needs, call lights and emergencies as needed
Assists staff with transfers and mobility as needed.
Collaborates with therapy staff to help improve resident condition
Provides resident safety through preventative measures with implementation of bedrails, wheelchairs, transfer equipment, and other devices.
Collaborates with activity staff to lead group exercises during the allotted time.
Particpates in weekly care conferences and provides input in to care planning
Maintains accurate and real time documentation of patient care provided including activity spent with each resident
Assists in identifying quality improvement opportunities and demonstrates support for changes in practice designed to improve performance
Observes and communicates to the Licensed Nurse and changes in patient condition and pertinent information regarding the needs of the patient and/or significant others
Demonstrates effective and age appropriate communication as well as the ability to understand the needs of the patient including non-verbal communication, fears, anxieties and language/cultural barriers
Applies treatments, as designated, to residents as ordered by the physician
Organizes and prioritizes daily work, identifies need for change based on resident needs, and maintains cleanly work environment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of therapeutic and restorative exercises to maintain residents mobility

Knowledge of safety equipment

Ability to safely use adaptive equipment with residents in order to provide the highest quality of life

Ability to safely use lift equipment to transfer residents.

Works closely with elderly residents who can be confused and combative at times

Professional Experience- Required vs. Preferred

Required: Certified Nurse Assistant experience

Preferred: Restorative aide experience

Preferred: Long term care experience

Education-Required vs. Preferred

High school education required

Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred

Current C.N.A. certification in active status required

Restorative Aide certificate preferred

Current BCLS certification required

Physical Activity Requirements

Constant = 67-100% of workday

Standing

Walking

Repetitive motion

Balancing

Frequent = 34-66% of workday

Reaching

Lifting

Talking

Hearing

Stooping

Kneeling

Crouching

Pushing

Pulling

Occasional = 33% or less of workday

Sitting

Fingering

Grasping

Feeling

Climbing

Handling

Physical Demand Requirements

Heavy: Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently

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Restorative Aide/PCT- Hallmar FEATUREDHallmarCedar Rapids, IAFull Time, Day/Evening, 8 hours shifts plus every other weekendReq # 13574 This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by facilitating rehabilitation services to a geriatr

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