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공인 약물 보조원(CMA), 공인 간호사 보조원(CNA), 공인 간호사 보조원(CNA), 공인 간호 보조원(CNA), 면허 간호 보조원(LNA), 간호사 보조원, 간호 보조원, 간호 보조원, 환자 간호 보조원(PCA), 주정부 시험 간호 보조원(STNA).

작업 설명

After a serious injury or long illness, patients often lose strength, coordination, and cognitive function and need help getting back to their normal lives. That’s where Restorative Nursing Assistants (RNAs) come into play!

RNAs specialize in restorative therapeutic care, assisting recovering patients to regain physical and cognitive capabilities through mobility exercises and activities. They work in a range of long-term settings, such as nursing homes and rehabilitation centers, performing tasks under the guidance of licensed nurses and therapists.

RNAs follow their patient’s rehabilitation plans, ensure patient safety and comfort, monitor and document progress, and communicate with the rest of the healthcare team so that plans can be adjusted, as needed. Their important work contributes greatly to the well-being of patients who are seeking to regain as much independence as possible. 

경력의 보람있는 측면
  • 환자의 건강, 수명, 일상적인 삶의 질에 영향을 미침
  • Helping patients regain independence to perform daily tasks 
  • 의료 분야에서의 수요 증가
  • 개인적, 직업적 성장을 위한 수많은 기회
인사이드 스쿱
직무 책임

Working Schedule
Restorative Nursing Assistants may work part-time or full-time. Shifts may include nights, weekends, or holidays.

Typical Duties
“An RNA is an advanced CNA [Certified Nursing Assistant],” writes Indeed. Thus there can be some overlap of duties between the two professions, depending on the setting and situation.

  • Assist with therapeutic range-of-motion exercises, ambulation training, and other activities prescribed by physical or occupational therapists
  • Support patients with personal hygiene (i.e., bathing, grooming, using the toilet) and dressing as they work toward independence and rehabilitation goals
  • Serve meals and help patients eat, paying attention to the dietary needs of their care plan
  • Help patients transfer between beds and wheelchairs. Assist with walking and repositioning for comfort and therapeutic benefit
  • Monitor, record, and track patients’ progress in activities and exercises, noting changes in abilities or conditions
  • Report any patient condition changes to the supervising nurse for appropriate action
  • Provide companionship, support, and encouragement to patients working on restorative activities
  • Document responses to restorative treatments, exercise progress, and health concerns
  • Ensure effective communication between patients and healthcare professionals, including physical and occupational therapists, to ensure a cohesive approach to care
  • Advocate for patient needs and preferences
  • Suggest resources to learn more about nutrition and safety so patients can live healthier lives after being discharged
  • If trained and authorized, RNAs may also: 
  1. 상처 드레싱과 같은 비침습적 의료 절차 지원
  2. Remind patients to take prescribed medications 
  3. Assist with the collection of urine or stool samples 
  4. 환자를 진료 예약 장소로 이송

추가 책임

  • Assist with training new RNAs, sharing knowledge and techniques specific to restorative care
  • Help set up and maintain equipment used for restorative exercises and activities
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings to discuss and plan patient care
  • 세탁, 심부름, 약속 일정 관리 지원
  • 환자 퇴원 지원 
직업에 필요한 기술

소프트 스킬

  • 침대 옆 매너
  • 동정
  • 여유
  • 신뢰성
  • 디테일 지향
  • 정서적 회복력 
  • 공감
  • 무결성 
  • 대인 관계 기술 
  • 관찰력
  • 끈기
  • 체력
  • 관계 구축
  • 신뢰성
  • 안전 의식 
  • 건전한 판단 
  • 강력한 의사 소통 기술
  • 팀워크 및 협업

기술 능력

  • Knowledge of rehabilitation and restorative care techniques (i.e., exercises, mobility assistance, cognitive activities, etc.)
  • Understanding how to encourage independence during rehabilitation
  • Familiarity with hygiene, sterilization practices, and infection control in rehabilitation or long-term care settings
  • Proficiency in using/maintaining equipment for restorative care
  • Expertise in documenting and maintaining patient records 
  • Knowledge of common medical conditions in long-term care/rehabilitation settings
  • Understanding the roles of rehabilitation professionals such as physical and occupational therapists
다양한 유형의 조직
  • Acute care hospitals
  • 알츠하이머 시설
  • 보조 생활 센터
  • 지역사회 기반 성인 데이케어 센터
  • 지속적인 케어 은퇴자 커뮤니티
  • 정부 및 지역사회 보건 기관
  • 호스피스 케어 시설
  • 병원 재활실
  • 요양 시설(전문 요양 시설)    
  • 요양원 및 장기 요양 시설
  • 외래 환자 센터
  • 재활 센터
  • Specialized care facilities
  • Therapy departments
기대와 희생

Restorative Nursing Assistants play a crucial role in the rehabilitation and ongoing care of patients facing challenges due to age, disability, or chronic conditions. RNAs help implement and monitor tailored restorative care plans, sometimes for multiple patients each day. This requires excellent organizational and prioritization skills, along with diligent record-keeping.

Assisting patients with mobility and therapeutic exercises can be physically demanding. Meanwhile, daily interactions with recovering or ill patients can be stressful and emotionally taxing at times. Thus, resilience, patience, and empathy are always necessary.

RNAs frequently work night, weekend, and holiday shifts, requiring adaptability and a flexible schedule. They must also find time to decompress and manage appropriate self-care to maintain their own mental and physical well-being and avoid burnout.

현재 동향

The healthcare sector, especially in long-term and rehabilitative care, is facing a shortage of trained professionals—including RNAs. This is partially due to America’s aging population living longer and thus needing more years of specialized care.

The shortage is exacerbated by millions of nurses retiring or preparing to retire, creating a shortage of teaching staff to train their own replacements. As a result, RNA training program applicants should be persistent and keep applying to programs if they happen to get turned down at first.

Online educational programs are doing their part to make learning more flexible and reduce barriers to accessible training. In the meantime, the rising workload is stretching the current nursing workforce thin, raising the importance of self-care to prevent fatigue, stress, or burnout. 

이 직업에 종사하는 사람들은 어렸을 때 어떤 종류의 일을 즐겼습니까?

RNAs may have always been interested in physical activities and wanted to teach others about the long-term health benefits of exercise. In their younger years, they could have assisted loved ones who needed help due to age, injury, or illness. RNAs usually have a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of others, and the ability to motivate patients to stick with their care plans and overcome obstacles.

교육 및 훈련 필요

필요한 교육

  • To become an RNA, applicants generally need a high school diploma or equivalent, plus need to be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 
  1. Some employers may hire applicants who are close to obtaining their CNA certification
  • In addition to being a nursing assistant, RNA hopefuls must usually have relevant work experience (for example, six months of working as a CNA) and be in good standing with their respective state
  • RNA training programs may require a letter of recommendation from the director of nursing where the CNA applicant last worked
  • Qualified applicants can complete a state-approved RNA training program through a community college, vocational/technical school, nurse training school, or select four-year colleges. Some high schools offer CNA training courses to get a jump start on an RNA career
  1. Depending on the program, certain courses could be online, in-person, or via a hybrid method
  • Note, the number of training hours may vary by state, institution, and other factors  A typical program may include: 
  1. 30 hours of classroom and laboratory instruction, with written tests
  2. 30 hours of supervised clinical practice, depending on the student's exhibited abilities
  3. A practical exam to evaluate skills related to speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other skills 
  • Courses cover “various essential topics related to restorative care, including rehabilitation and its function, effects of aging, basic anatomy, diseases impacting mobility, promoting independence, resident transfers, ambulation, types of exercise, available restorative aide equipment, communication, and medical terminology”
  • Note, in some states, CNA certification involves passing an exam. In addition, some healthcare facilities have their own requirements 
  • RNA hopefuls must meet the same immunization requirements as a CNA (based on the demands of the state or employer), such as seasonal flu vaccination, Tdap, MMR, hepatitis B, varicella, and meningococcal
  • They may have to pass criminal background and drug screening. Also, employers must find no registry information concerning abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of property
  • RNAs may complete optional credentials, such as:
  1. 미국 상처 관리 협회 공인 상처 치료사
  2. 미국 운동 협회의 기능적 훈련 전문성 인증    
  3. 미국 의료 인증 협회의 환자 관리 기술자 인증    
  4. 미국 정맥천자 협회의 환자 관리 기술자    
  5. 미국 적십자사 기본 생명 유지 인증    
  6. 공인 복약 도우미(CMA)
  7. 호스피스 및 완화의료 간호사 협회의 공인 호스피스 및 완화의료 간호 보조원 자격증
  8. 미국 실무 간호사 교육 및 서비스 협회의 정맥 주사 치료 인증 
  9. 국립 역량 시험 센터의 국가 인증 환자 치료 기술자
  10. 알츠하이머 케어 국가 인증 위원회의 공인 알츠하이머 간병인
  11. 미국간호협회 전국 주 간호위원회의 전국 간호사 보조원 평가 프로그램    
  12. 미국 의료 직업 협회 공인 환자 치료 기술자/조수    
  13. 북미 재활 공학 및 보조 기술 협회의 좌석 및 이동성 전문가
대학에서 찾아야 할 것들

Restorative Nursing Assistants don’t have to attend training at a university. Training programs are available at community colleges, vocational/technical schools, nurse training schools, and select four-year colleges. In addition, CNA programs are offered in some high school programs. 

  • Review the exact CNA and RNA training and certification/licensure requirements for the state you plan to work for.
  • 수업료(주내/주외 요금), 할인, 장학금, 강의 제공 옵션(캠퍼스 내, 온라인 또는 하이브리드 프로그램)을 고려합니다.
  • Look for accredited programs with strong reputations and high pass rates for state certification exams, as applicable.
  • 현지 의료 환경에서 실습 교육을 받을 수 있는 옵션을 검토하세요.
  • 특히 다른 약속과 균형을 맞출 때는 프로그램 기간과 수업 일정의 유연성을 고려하세요.
  • 교수진 약력 및 수상 경력을 살펴보세요. 졸업률과 취업률 통계에 대해 알아보세요. 동문 네트워크의 성과를 살펴보세요!
고등학교와 대학에서해야 할 일
  • 의료 현장에서 자원봉사를 하며 경험을 쌓고 실무 기술을 익혀보세요.
  • 고등학교에서 해부학, 생리학, 생물학, 화학, 체육, 영양학, 심리학, 보건학, 응급처치, 수학, 영어와 관련된 수업을 수강하세요.
  • Earn good grades so you can get accepted into a suitable RNA training program
  • Develop a solid workout schedule so you build stamina and strength while managing stress
  • 건강한 식단과 규칙적인 식사 일정을 유지하여 에너지 수준을 일정하게 유지하세요. 
  • 프로젝트 관리, 팀워크, 리더십 경험, 갈등 해결 능력을 키울 수 있는 학교 활동에 참여하세요. 
  • Think about the format you want to take RNA classes in. Some topics are fine for online study, but others need to be learned in person 
  • Research any unique state or potential employer requirements for becoming an RNA. Keep in mind that you may have to pass a criminal background check or drug screening
  • Request to do an informational interview with a working RNA to learn about their daily duties
  • Check out online articles and videos about the Restorative Nursing Assistant career field, the various settings you could work in, and extra certifications you may want to pursue!
  • 향후 구직 참고자료가 될 수 있는 연락처 목록(전화번호 또는 이메일 포함)을 관리하세요. 
  • 이력서 초안을 보관하고 경력이 쌓이면서 업데이트하세요.
회복적 간호 보조
Restorative Nursing Assistant Roadmap
1차 직장에 도착하는 방법
  • Once certified as a CNA to work in their respective states, and after RNA training has been completed, it’s time to explore job postings via sites like Indeed, Glassdoor, healthcare-specific job search sites, and the websites of applicable employers 
  • Note, many recruiters have established pipelines with local CNA and RNA training programs, so talk to your school’s program manager or career center about job placement assistance
  • 동료 의료 전문가와 네트워크를 형성하여 채용 기회에 대해 알아보세요. '입 소문' 채용의 힘을 과소평가하지 마세요! 
  • Advertise yourself on LinkedIn and always keep your social media professional. Potential employers often screen candidates’ online activities
  • Check out Restorative Nursing Assistant resumes for ideas on formatting, phrasing, and keywords to use
  1. Keywords may include: Restorative care, patient rehabilitation, mobility assistance, range of motion exercises, ADL support (Activities of Daily Living), patient monitoring, care plan implementation, therapy assistance, medical terminology, patient safety, compassionate care, teamwork, documentation, patient education, communication skills, adaptive equipment use, regulatory compliance, patient assessments, interdisciplinary collaboration, infection control
  • 예상되는 면접 질문을 검토하세요. 여러 번의 모의 면접을 통해 답변 연습하기
  • 육체적, 정신적으로 업무량을 감당할 수 있는 능력을 보여줄 수 있는 진심 어린 태도를 보여주세요.
  • 채용 담당자가 사용하는 전략에 대해 알아보고 면접 시 채용 담당자의 사고방식을 파악하세요.
  • 인터뷰를 위해 전문적으로 복장
사다리를 오르는 법
  • Discuss your restorative care career goals with your supervisor. Ask for their guidance and mentorship
  • Build a reputation for exceptional patient care and engagement related to restorative practices
  • Familiarize yourself thoroughly with employer policies and procedures
  • Closely follow restorative care plans and protocols to ensure patient safety and comfort as they recover
  • Adhere strictly to sanitation and hygiene protocols
  • Maintain effective communication with patients, nurses, and other healthcare team members
  • Read journals and take continuing education courses to stay informed about the latest best practices
  • Consider pursuing additional qualifications to expand your options and opportunities! 
  • Study guides and manuals for equipment and software. Become a go-to subject matter expert
  • Demonstrate competence, integrity, reliability, initiative, professionalism, and leadership at all times
  • Share insights and techniques with fellow RNAs, and set the example to follow
  • Engage with professional organizations related to restorative and rehabilitative care
  • Attend and participate in events. Be proactive in establishing and building your professional standing within your network! 
계획 B

RNAs are critical members of the healthcare profession, but the job can be physically demanding at times. For students who are interested in other healthcare-related career types, there are many additional options to consider, such as: 

  • Home Health or Personal Care Aide
  • 면허 실무 간호사(LPN)
  • 의료 보조
  • Medical Records Specialist
  • 간호사 마취 전문의
  • 조산사 간호사
  • Nutritionist 
  • 작업 치료사
  • 작업 치료 보조
  • 검안사 도우미 
  • Personal Fitness Trainer and Instructor
  • 물리 치료 도우미
  • 의사 보조    
  • 레크리에이션 치료사
  • 레크리에이션 작업자 
  • 간호사(RN)
  • 수의사 보조 

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