BECOME A RESTORATIVE CARE ASSISTANT
Certified Restorative Care Assistant Specialist
Restorative Care Assistant work in various healthcare facilities namely the Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Skilled Nursing Facility, Rehabilitation Centers, Adult Day Care, Hospice Care, Long Term Care Centers, Community Health Centers, Assisted Living and many more areas in healthcare. The task of the Restorative Care Assistant includes duties related to restorative patient care by assisting the nurses, doctors and other medical staffs for taking care of patients with health concerns.
The duties of restorative care assistant may vary from facility to facility, however, the general duties includes, quality patient care skills such as assisting the medical professionals in performing range of motion, therapeutic exercises, performing vital signs (Temperature, Pulse Rate, Respiratory Rate, and Blood Pressure), obtaining patients height and weight, performing other techniques and procedures like transfer techniques, gait techniques using assistive devices, patient positioning and preparing examination room to be ready for the physician to examine the patient and other duties as assigned by the facilities.
Restorative Care Assistant have direct interaction with the patients and therefore must understand the concept of infection control, standard precautions, communication, basic medical terminologies, legal issues, patient privacy. They must also be able to explain the procedure to the patient. In addition to explaining the procedure the Restorative Care Assistant must also prepare the patient for the procedure.
Candidates registering for the exam must qualify in (at-least 1) of the GROUPS (A or B or C) as shown below. Training and experience may be completed within united states of america or outside united states of america.
AECA believes in continuing education more frequently so that the candidate can have a constant touch with knowledge, Candidate’s are required to attend the continuing education units / credits every year to renew their certification.