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Restorative Nurse, Presence Cor Mariae Center, Rockford

Company: Presence Health
Location: Rockford
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 56078

Location: PLC Cor Mariae Center

Location Address:
3330 Maria Linden Drive, Rockford, IL 61114 United States (US)

Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 40
Employment Status: Full-time
Employment Type: Regular
Shift: Day


Under the supervision of the Restorative Coordinator the restorative nurse is responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring, and supervision of the restorative nursing program for the SNF ministry. The restorative nurse acts as the liaison between formalized therapy and nursing. Promotes a restorative nursing philosophy among all ministry departments. Responsible for completion of MDS and care plan related to restorative/rehab needs of patients/residents. Supervises Restorative CNAs and works closely with unit nurses and unitCNAs to insure the restorative plan of care is being followed.


  • Maintains a current list of patients/residents participating in restorative program on each unit. For each unit, these lists will include at a minimum ambulation, range of motion (ROM), activities of daily living (ADL), assistive feeding devices, splints, hand cones/contracture care, bladder retraining, or other restorative program details. Responsible for daily documentation of restorative nursing measures for each resident in the program. Ensures all documentation meets the required State and Federal regulations guiding restorative programs.
  • Responsible to ensure that all restorative nursing measures are reflected on the care plan as an approach to the problem or need for which they are being done. Attends care planning conference and make recommendations. Reports on progress of restorative nursing goals for patients/residents. Works with appropriate departments to ensure assistive devices are consistently available and that they are addressed on the care plan.
  • Monitors restorative nursing assistants to ensure that proper restorative services are provided to residents/patients and responds to problems in services accordingly. Makes rounds to oversee and monitor the program and to provide 1:1 teaching, as needed. Provides orientation and ongoing education to ministry staff relative to roles, responsibilities, principles, and practices of restorative nursing.
  • Performs or oversees functional assessments on admssion, quarterly, and with change in condition as indicated. Consults with all appropriate resources in developing restorative plan of care. Works closely with Therapy Department. Sees that specific recommendations when discharged from therapy are carried through. Recommendations can be carried out by Restorative Nurse or assigned, as appropriate to Restorative CNAs.
  • Participates in quality improvement audits for restorative nursing. Utilizes outcomes from audits to create action plans using PDSA format. Works with staff in developing tools appropriate to perform quality improvement audits. Participates with Nursing Administration in development of restorative nursing policies and procedures. Provides support in resident incident investigations.

    This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience

    Education level necessary to attain licensure as LPN or RN. Working knowledge of nursing regulations governing long-term care. Experience in geriatric nursing, rehabilitation, or long term care, preferred.

    Successful completion of a course or other training program that includes at least 60 hours of classroom or lab training in restorative/rehabilitative nursing. Evidence of completion can be by transcript, certificate, diploma, or other written documentation from an accredited school or recognized accrediting agency such as a State or National organization of nurses or a State licensing authority.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    Current license as RN/LPN in the state of Illinois, in good standing with the Department of Professional Regulations

    Appropriate certifications as required in State.

    Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS)

    Business Unit: PLC Senior Services
    Department Name: Nursing Admin CRM

    Nearest Major Market: Rockford
    Job Segment: Geriatric, Rehabilitation, Nursing, CRM, Healthcare, Technology

    Associated topics: hemodialysis, lead, license, licensed practical, licensed vocational nurse, lvn, lvn lpn, med surg, mtp, practical nurse

    Keywords: Presence Health, Rockford , Restorative Nurse, Presence Cor Mariae Center, Rockford, Healthcare , Rockford, Illinois

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