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Elevate Care Chicago North Restorative Nurse RN LPN in Chicago, Illinois

SUMMARY: The Restorative Nurse is responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring and supervision of the restorative nursing program for the facility. The Restorative Nurse is the liaison between formalized therapy and nursing. The Restorative Nurse promotes a restorative nursing philosophy among facility departments.


  • Assists and participates in the development, organization and implementation of the philosophy, objectives, policies, procedures and standards of nursing care in accordance with the goals of the Care Center Facility care and the individual center.

  • Confers with the Director of Nursing/Assistant Director of Nursing in assessing the quality of nursing care being delivered and recognizes the need of improving or changing nursing practices

  • Makes daily rounds to evaluate patient care, the progress of individual employees, monitor nursing practices, and assist Human Resources with nursing and educational needs

  • Remains cognizant of legal aspects of nursing practice, as well as government regulations; demonstrates this in teaching, supervision, and evaluation of patient care

  • Performs rehabilitation assessments upon all new admission and for existing patients throughout the center on quarterly basis and as needed

  • Performs or oversees functional evaluations on admission, quarterly and/or as clinically indicated. Consults with nurses in making recommendations for restorative plan of care. Works with nurses in developing restorative plan of care.

  • Oversees that all restorative nursing measures are reflected on the care plan as an approach to the focus or need for which that are being completed.

  • Works closely with the therapy department. Sees that specific recommendations, when discharged from therapy are carried through

  • Reviews weekly documentation completed for residents receiving restorative services. Ensures that all proper ADL documentation has been completed for patients

  • Oversees incontinent management programs

  • Attends care planning conferences and makes recommendations. Reports progress of restorative nursing measures.

  • Attends Interdisciplinary/QAPI meeting as indicated to provide feedback and identify any residents for evaluation of restorative service needs.

  • Coordinates with Human Resources and Director of Nursing to orient new staff relative to roles, responsibilities, principles and practices of restorative nursing.

  • Coordinates with Director of Nursing and Therapy to provide ongoing education/evaluation of direct care staff relative to roles, responsibilities, principles and practices of restorative nursing.

  • Actively participates in physical restraint reduction and fall management programs.

  • Sets up documentation flow sheets for daily documentation of restorative nursing measures for each resident on the program in coordination with medical records.

  • Performs or supervises the performance of restorative nursing staff

  • Serves as a liaison with all therapists: physical, occupational, and speech

  • Participates in patient care planning and CMI meetings

  • Serve in the role of Medicare Services Coordinator (MDS Coordinator) as needed

  • Puts patients first; ensures that patients and families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere which recognizes the individuals’ needs and rights

  • Other duties as assigned

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

  • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.

  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of this position.

  • Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies.

  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times, hostile people within the facility.

  • Must be able to push, pull move and/or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet.

  • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


  • RN Registered Nurse or LPN Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Illinois.

  • Preferably Certified in Restorative Nursing with 60 hour Restorative Certification Restorative experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of the MDS and PPS.

  • Supervision and Leadership Critical Thinking Skills Development of Interpersonal Relationships with Residents/Families

Elevate Care is a fully integrated post-acute care consortium offering 24-hour skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, post-hospital recovery and many more clinical specialized programs. We not only provide the highest quality of care, we take it to the next level. Elevate Care is well known for our commitment to our employees, offering outstanding ongoing training and development, career advancement opportunities, competitive pay rates, generous compensation packages and much more.

Elevate Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer