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Providence Health & Services Restorative Aide in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Restorative Aide (Days, 1.0 FTE) to work in Long Term Care at Providence Mother Joseph Care Center in Olympia, Washington.

This position is responsible for resident support work involving nursing care under the direction of the Restorative Supervisor.

In this position you will:

  • Carries out individual restorative programs designed by the Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist or Speech Pathologist.

  • Assists resident with ambulation and transfer, as needed or outlined in their restorative plan of care.

  • Communicates observations of residents’ condition and promotes continuity of care through accurate and timely documentation. Reports and prevents residents’ neglect, abuse and violations of rights and privacy.

  • Sanitizes whirlpool, tubs and showers when used in restorative therapy. Disinfects residents’ equipment following Universal Precaution and established procedures.

  • Transports residents as assigned and in accordance with established safety rules.

  • Reports repairs and equipment failures to appropriate staff members.

  • Assists in progressive self-feeding program following a written plan established by the Occupational Therapist or Speech Pathologist and documents on flow sheets.

  • Informs Restorative Manager, Charge Nurse and designated Therapist of progression and regression.

  • Intervenes with residents and re-directs attention when residents become agitated.

  • Performs daily documentation on flow sheets of resident programs, creates brief summaries of resident participation on a routine basis as determined by the Restorative Manager.

  • Intervenes with residents and re-directs attention when residents become agitated.

  • Participates in on-going training for rehabilitative techniques.

  • Assists in the main dining room at assigned times.

  • Assists in the training of new Certified Nursing Assistants, particularly proper positioning techniques after orientation and as needed.

  • Reports resident problems, e.g. behavior, skin, bowel, eating or emotional problems to the primary LN.

  • Attends staff meetings, in-service meetings, and participates in agency committees or task force activities, attends care conferences as requested by nursing managers.

  • Participates in decision making process when residents request to change from a restorative program to a maintenance program.

  • Participates in continuing educational training and is responsible for remaining in compliance with the educational requirements and standards established by the State and other regulatory agencies.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current Washington State Certified Nursing Assistant Certification and active on the Nurse Aide Registry (OBRA).

  • Current CPR certification or must obtain within 30 days of hire.

About the skilled nursing facility you will serve.

Providence Mother Joseph Care Center in Olympia, Washington serves people of all ages and faiths. Our Transitional Care Unit is designed for patients coming out of the hospital who need skilled nursing care, end of life care, or rehabilitation for those recovering from surgery or who have a functional loss from illness, disease, or an accident. Our Long Term Care unit provides skilled nursing in a residential setting, addressing the needs of our residents through creating a sense of community and home in “neighborhoods” and providing a model of care that is resident-centered.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Therapy Support (PTA, COTA, Rehab Aide)

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 304287