Summary: Provides rehabilitation/restorative nursing
interventions that promote the resident'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 Coninuous Passive Motion (CMP), do
not require a physician's order.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
Graduate of a state approved nursing assistant training program
and passed a state approved competency examination (written and
skills) within 120 days of employment; name entered into state
nurse aide registry.
Six months experience in a long-term care environment
Under the supervision of the licensed nurse, initiates
rehabilitation/restorative nursing interventions when:
A resident is discharged from formalized physical, occupational,
or speech rehabilitation therapy, or
A resident is admitted to the center with restorative needs, but
is not a candidate for formalized rehabilitation therapy, or
A restorative need arises during the course of a custodial
Performs rehabilitation/restorative nursing interventions that
assist or promote the resident's ability to attain his or her
maximum functional potential:
Range of Motion (Passive)
Range of Motion (Active)
Splint or Brace Assistance
Training and Skill Practice
Dressing or grooming
Eating or swallowing
Continuous Passive Motion (CMP)
Documents measurable objectives and interventions in the care
plan and in the clinical record.
Promotes resident's ability to adapt to and adjust to living as
independently as possible.
Instructs the resident in self-care activities according to the
Instructs the resident in the use of assistive devices for
transferring, walking and mobility, dressing and grooming, eating
Provides range of motion, proper turning and positioning in bed
Instructs the resident on the care and use of prosthetic and
Incorporates training and skill practice activities which
include repetition, physical or verbal cueing and task
Reports observations and other pertinent nursing
rehabilitation/restorative care information to nursing
Documents objective information related to the provision and
resident response to nursing rehabilitation/restorative care in
accordance with existing policies, procedures and guidelines.
Participates in the ongoing review and development of the
nursing rehabilitation/restorative care and interventions.
Participates in the identification of staff and resident
educational needs related to nursing rehabilitation/restorative
Ability to communicate effectively with residents, their family
members, and facility staff
This description is designed to indicate the general nature and
level of work for this position. It is not intended to describe
minor duties or other responsibilities that may be periodically