30+ days ago


Detroit, MI



Provides Nursing Rehab/Restorative Care Program services as established in the MPAN Nursing Rehab/Restorative Care Program manual and identified in the resident’s individualized plan of care.  Is directed in the performance and implementation.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), or one to three months related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • 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.
  • Experience as a Restorative Nurse Aide or like position preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to express self adequately in written and oral communication and to communicate effectively in an interdisciplinary care setting with residents, families, and staff members.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Advantage Living Centers expects their employees to promote an atmosphere of teamwork, exemplify the values of CARING (Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Nimbleness and Generosity and uphold the pursuit of creating a person-centered culture for Residents and Team Members.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must also be able to perform each key function satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key functions.

Care and Services:

  • Provides nursing rehabilitation/restorative nursing services:
  • Promote resident’s ability to adopt and adjust to living as independently as possible.
  • Trains the resident in self-care according to the resident’s abilities.
  • Trains the resident in the use of assistive devices for transferring, walking and mobility, dressing and grooming, eating and swallowing.
  • Maintains range of motion; proper turning and positioning in bed and chair.
  • Provides bladder and bowel retraining.
  • Instructs the resident on the care and use of prosthetic and orthotic devices.
  • Incorporates training and skill practice activities which include repetition, physical or verbal cueing and task segmentation.
  • Takes and records vital signs
  • Measures and records height and weight
  • Calculates and records weight gain or loss
  • Calculates and records fluid intake and output
  • Cares for the resident’s environment
  • Recognizes abnormal changes in body functioning and the importance of reporting such changes to a supervisor
  • Cares for residents when death is imminent
  • Makes routine rounds on each assigned resident every two hours
  • Bathe residents
  • Assists with grooming, including mouth care
  • Dresses residents
  • Toilets residents
  • Assist with eating and hydration
  • Uses proper feeding techniques
  • Calculates and records percentage of meal eaten
  • Observes resident’s skin when giving care and reports changes to licensed nurse
  • Provides skin care
  • Transfers, positions and turns residents
  • Meet residents’ mental health and social service needs
  • Modifies own behavior in response to residents’ behaviors
  • Is aware of developmental tasks associated with the aging process
  • Knows how to respond to residents’ behaviors
  • Allows residents to make personal choices
  • Provides and reinforces other behavior consistent with the residents’ dignity
  • Uses the resident’s assessment (MDS/RAPS) and the plan of care
  • Provides non-resident care including, but not limited to:
  • Washing wheelchairs
  • Cleaning soiled utility area
  • Cleaning nurses station
  • Cleaning shower and whirlpool rooms
  • Cleaning kitchen areas on the nursing unit
  • Responsible for documentation of information relative to the provisions of Nursing Rehab/Restorative Care services and the resident’s response to services.
  • Provides training to staff at the time of the resident’s planned transition to basic nursing care
  • Identifies staff and resident education needs relative to Nursing Rehab/Restorative Care
  • Responsible for participation in continuing process improvement efforts as it relates to the Rehab/Restorative Care program.
  • Provides Nursing Rehab/Restorative Care Program services as identified in the resident’s plan of care.
  • Reports observations and other pertinent Nursing Rehab/Restorative Care information to the Nursing Rehab/ Restorative Care Coordinator and/or other member’s of the Interdisciplinary Team
  • Documents objective information related to the provision and resident response to Nursing Rehab/Restorative Care Program services in accordance with existing policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Participates in the ongoing and review and development of the Nursing Rehab/Restorative Care Program and interventions.
  • Participates in the identification of staff and resident education needs related to the Nursing Rehab/Restorative Care Program and services.
  • Provides training to staff at the time of the resident’s planned transition to routine/functional maintenance services.
  • Accepts directions from Interdisciplinary Team members relative to Nursing Rehab/Restorative Care techniques and activities.