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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 4118 - Senior Certified Nursing and Rehabilitation Aide

Job Description

GRADE: 109

Under immediate supervision; performs work of moderate difficulty providing accident/fall prevention and restorative care in order to attain or maintain residents maximum functional potential and reduce injury; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class assists with the implementation of the fall reduction program and serves as a lead resource in providing restorative programs and nursing assistant care to residents of the Convalescent Center. Work involves acting as lead worker for other Certified Nursing Rehabilitation Aides. General supervision is received from the Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON).

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Assists with the development and implementation of the Fall Reduction Program under the direction of the ADON
• Schedules and leads the Fall Review Committee meetings
• Facilitates timely investigations of all fall incidents identifying cause or probable cause and circumstances
• Reviews effectiveness of current restorative care and falls programs
• Communicates and works with the interdisciplinary team members to develop and implement new resident specific care plan fall prevention, identifying risk factors and interventions
• Provides related education to resident/family/team members
• Participates in care plan conferences
• Monitors resident care devices used for ambulation, mobility, assistance, protection, and transfers
• Monitors accurate completion of splint/brace audits
• Maintains accurate documentation and records of incidents, falls, and interventions
• Assists with the collection and analysis of incident data to determine program effectiveness and identifies process improvement opportunities
• Assists with monitoring ongoing compliance with all fall related policies and procedures
• Completes and documents daily Fall Prevention Program compliance
• Participates in annual review of all fall related policies/procedures with supervisor
• Provides follow up as directed with other investigations involving skin tears or bruises
• Serves as a lead resource for all facility certified nursing rehabilitation aides in the evaluation, writing, and administration of individualized Activities of Daily Living (ADL) nursing restorative programs as prescribed by the Rehabilitation Nurse using combinations of the following programs: range of motion, bed mobility, transfers, walking, dressing and grooming, eating and swallowing techniques, health and fitness including training with the appropriate device such as canes, walkers and prosthesis, and bowel and bladder programs
• Observes and reports any physical changes in residents' condition
• Assists the Clinical Staff Educator in facilitating video in-services.
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

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 essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Modern methods, materials and equipment used in restorative/rehabilitation programs and falls reduction
• First aid, safety, and feeding techniques
• Health care sanitation, hygiene and medical treatment
• Basic anatomy and physiology
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Comprehending, interpreting and adopting written directions for the Fall Reduction Program and restorative programs
• Evaluating resident concerns in order to gain the best results from fall reduction interventions and restorative programs
• Keeping accurate records
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Prioritize and assigning work
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, analyze and evaluate programs and services, operational needs and fiscal constraints
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local


Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent; Two years of experience working as a Certified Nursing Assistant, and one year of experience working as a Certified Nursing Rehabilitation Aide; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Heavy Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Heavy work involves reaching, pushing and/or pulling with hands and/or arms to provide personal care. Use fingers and both hands for fine motor control. Standing, crouching and/or stooping.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Clinical skilled nursing facility and customer service setting with a moderate noise level. The work environment for this position regularly includes working with residents and attending to their daily needs.

Completion of the State of Illinois Certified Rehabilitation Aide Training program and a passing score on the State of Illinois Competency test; registered as active with a clear record on the State of Illinois registry.