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Restorative Nurse at Arista Healthcare

Restorative Nurse

Arista Healthcare Naperville, IL Full-Time




JOB SUMMARY: The primary purpose of your job position is to provide residents of this facility in your nursing unit with nursing and personal care under the direct supervision of the Director of Nursing, and to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of all residents of the facility, in accordance with the facility's established policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations, and the directions your supervisors, who include the Administrator, Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, House Supervisor, and other members of the facility's management to whom such persons report, in order to assure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times. As a Rehabilitation Coordinator you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.


  1. Must possess, as a minimum, a nursing degree from an accredited college, university or school of nursing and a current Illinois Nursing License in good standing.

  2. Must have received specified training in a rehabilitation course in accordance with the course outlined and approved by Illinois Department of Public Health.


  1. Must demonstrate competency in rehabilitative and restorative nursing.

  2. Must function independently when required, and demonstrate the ability to deal tactfully with staff, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies and their representatives, outside health care professionals, support agencies, and the general public.

  3. Must be a minimum of twenty-one (21) years of age.

  4. Must demonstrate leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel.

  5. Must demonstrate thorough knowledge of IDPA, IDPH, JCAHO, and OBRA regulations.


A. Support the facility's philosophy of care and strive to achieve its goals and objectives.

B. Direct, supervise, and coordinate the implementation of the rehabilitation /restorative care program.

C. Evaluate all newly admitted residents for their rehabilitative/restorative appropriateness.

D. Develop job descriptions and orientation checklist which are submitted to the Administrator for approval.

E. Update and correct personnel policies pertaining to the rehabilitation staff and submit to the Administrator for approval.

F. Obtain staff by recruiting, interviewing, and verifying references in order to employ the number and kinds of personnel needed.

G. Decide and propose the staffing needs and organization of the department and submit to the Administrator for approval.

H. Supervise scheduling of sufficient staff to ensure uninterrupted service to the residents at all times.

I. Ascertain that each employee in the rehabilitation department is aware of the lines of authority and exercise disciplinary action or termination when necessary and provide appropriate documentation in the employee's personnel record.

J. Oversee the new employee orientation process including the explanation of personnel policies and individual duties.

K. Check and follow up (every two hours) turning of bedridden residents, their proper positioning and body alignment in order to prevent pressure sores.

L. Encourage maximum functional ambulation of residents:

a) independent walking

b) walking with a cane

c) walking with a walker

d) using a wheelchair

M. Teach and encourage residents' self-care and the use of prosthesis in ADL.

N. Supervise all rehabilitation/restorative care charting.

O. Monitor all rehabilitation/restorative documentation systems to ensure completion as per requirements and directions.

P. Schedule and conduct routine and ongoing staff education and in-service training on the rehabilitation/restorative care process.

Q. Schedule and conduct in-service training to nursing staff employees on bowel and bladder training for incontinent residents.

R. Consult and coordinate with the physical, occupational, speech therapist and other adjunctive professionals each resident's rehabilitation plan of care and follow-up with the related staff and personnel.

S. Identify and coordinate with the Director of Nursing the purchase of needed equipment.

T. Function as a staff nurse in charge of a unit and administer medications and treatments in cases of emergency situations.

U. Work as the weekend supervisor as part of the department head monthly rotation.

V. Prepare for State and Federal inspections by chart auditing and implement any plan of correction as required by the survey for the rehabilitative/ restorative department and directly confer with those employees who are not properly documenting.

W. Check the time cards of all rehabilitation/restorative staff for verification of accuracy and return them to the office supervisor for payroll processing.

X. Make rounds and observe individual residents who are experiencing episodes of acute illness, deterioration in health status, recent injury, recovering from surgery, etc., so as to be acquainted with the resident's status, both physically and emotionally and to ascertain that the staff is rendering proper care.

Y. Be responsible for the completion of the Rehabilitation/Restorative sections for new, quarterly, annual, and significant change MDS forms.

Z. Supervise the management of the rehabilitative/restorative equipment such as special mattresses, wheelchairs, walkers, cushions, restraints, splints, etc.

AA. Attend admissions, department head, QA/PI, and Medicare meetings and others as deemed appropriate.

AB. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of any changes in JCAHO, Federal, and State regulations, modify department policies to assure compliance, and in-service all effected personnel accordingly.

AC. Prepare a plan of correction as required by State and Federal surveys and submit them to the Administrator for approval.

AD. Implement any plan of correction as required by State and Federal surveys in the rehabilitation department.

AE. Furnish information regarding residents only to authorized agencies or people.

AF. Follow established fire, disaster, and evacuation policies and procedures.

AG. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing and Administrator.

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