Washington Care Services (WCS) is a 4* Star nonprofit skilled nursing facility facility located in the historic Mount Baker neighborhood.
We currently have 165 residents requiring 24-hour licensed, medical, respite, wound, and memory, cardiac, and rehabilitative care.
Do you want to work in a fun atmosphere where you are respected and valued?
Do you want to work for a company where co-workers are like family?
Ultimately it all comes down to teamwork and camaraderie.
Job Summary Lead Restorative Aide/Restorative Aide will be responsible for the supervision and delivery of care to a specific group of residents requiring nursing rehabilitation services.
Lead Restorative Aide will assist Resident Care Manager (RCM) or Staff Development Coordinator in developing specific goal oriented interventions to assist the resident in restoring independence or maintaining his or her current level of functioning.
The Lead Restorative Aide will assist the Resident Care Manager (RCM) or Staff Development Coordinator with care-plans, treatment, records, document activities, and levels of functioning.
The Lead Restorative Aide will assist the Resident Care Manager (RCM) or Staff Development Coordinator to evaluate nursing rehabilitation program and individualizes per resident need.
The Lead Restorative Aide will lead the rehabilitation aides in the delivery of RNA services.
Essential Job Functions
* Able to work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team, ad input to the continuous evaluation and revisions to the plan of care.
* Continuously observes resident(s) current level of mobility, abilities to participate in ADLS, any limited ROM etc.
Recommends rehabilitative nursing services/program to strengthen, maintain or encourage greater resident independence.
* Monitors documentation and assures accuracy and timely completion.
* Competent to assist staff with all elements of resident care when necessary.
* Demonstrates ethical, professional behavior at all times.
* Role models good work habits, including attendance.
* Demonstrates good communication skills with residents, staff supervisors, and persons from outside organizations and agencies (Surveyors)
* Observes and maintains facility protocol regarding resident dignity, privacy and confidentially.
* Ensure MDS schedule is executed. Communicate with MDS nurses routinely/pm.
* Ensure all RAs meet with RCMs on a weekly basis to keep them informed.
* Notify other RA's of any changes - examples - resident will only work with male RA, added residents, etc.
* Obtain any needed information from RCMs.
* Update DON routinely/PRN Qualifications
* Must hold current license to practice as a Certified Nursing Assistant in State of Washington.
* Ongoing pursuit of continuing education in areas of clinical or rehabilitation program skills, personal growth or development.
* Demonstrated effective teaching skills.
* Proven ability to communicate effectively with staff and residents.
* Must be self-directed, goal oriented.
* Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance.
* Must meet all local health regulations, including background checks and reference inquiries.
* Must be capable of performing the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
* Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition, enthusiasm and the willingness to handle difficult situations.
* Must be flexible; complete all other tasks as assigned.
* Must be knowledgeable regarding basic computer use.
* Must have the ability to remain calm during emergencies and when handling multiple tasks.
Physical and Sensory Requirements: (with or without Aid of Adaptive Devices):
* Must be physically capable of using four senses for assessment of resident status: touch, smell, hearing, seeing.
* Must be physically capable of lifting 50lbs.
occasionally, 20lbs frequently. * Must be physically capable of pushing 50lbs.
frequently. * Must be physically capable of pulling 10lbs.
frequently. * Must be physically capable of sitting for 30 minute intervals frequently.
* Must be capable of standing for 2-3 hour periods of time frequently.
* Must be physically capable of climbing and squatting occasionally.
* Must be physically capable of reaching above shoulder level occasionally.
* Must be physically capable of grasping and writing repetitively.
Evaluate each NEW program referral: * Make sure resident is capable.
* Know each resident's current level of function.
* Measurable goals (distance, rom, ETC.)
* Monitor that goals are specific to that resident
* Make sure goals are specific to what you are trying to achieve.
* Monitor for duplicity in the program - i.e.
2 AROM, 2 PROM (2 programs) CURRENT Programs:
* Evaluate if residents are reaching their goals
* Is resident at PLOF * Monitor all residents' participation in their programs.
* Evaluate if modalities can be turned over to floor staff i.e.
WTD * Keep track of all residents who have splints and ensure they are being applied
* RAs are monitoring skin issues, report repairs, and report changes decline in ROM.
* Audit that RA documentation is being done weekly/PRN.
* Obtain Monthly MDS calendar from the MDS LNs
Identify Equipment Needs: * Repairs needed: Broken wheelchairs, arm rests, walkers, splints, etc.
* If resident is DC'd then equipment must go to family (preferably 30-60 days) otherwise donate to charity.
* Monitor if equipment is appropriate or does therapies need to reassess, or repair
* Monitor RNAs are using right WTS equipment, devices, etc.
Current Schedule: * Monitor and make adjustments to daily schedule routinely/PRN (give updated copies to DON, al RCMs, and MDS nurses)
* Add residents to schedule and make adjustments accordingly.
* Make sure the schedule is doable (equally distributed).
* Monitor who needs to be DC'd by the above qualifiers.
Reports to Director of Nursing
Location/Region: Seattle, WA (98144)