QCHF Restorative Nursing Program
The Quality Care Health Foundation (QCHF) has established a statewide registry for Restorative CNAs trained using the QCHF RNA Curriculum. This is a voluntary process.
The value of the RNA Registry is that it provides a central system for identifying and recognizing graduates of the QCHF RNA Curriculum. This makes the certification universal, and allows individual RNAs to carry their certification with them as they move to new assignments.
If you are
interested in the Restorative Nursing Program, please complete the “Letter of understanding” and submit to QCHF at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The roles of the RNPC are to provide
guidance to the RNA and oversight of the RNP.
Recommended qualifications include:
of RNP Certification Course through the Quality Care Health Foundation in California.
California license as Licensed (LVN) or Registered Nurse (RN).
one-year experience as a licensed nurse in long-term care.
to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing.
and ability to function as coordinator of RNP and supervisor of RNAs.
to participate in physical return demonstration for the purpose of competency
skills check which may require bending, squatting, reaching, twisting,
repetitive grasping, frequent pushing and pulling and frequent lifting up to
150 pounds with assistance.
in gait belt use, safe transfers and body mechanics.
all aspects of the RNP on an ongoing basis (e.g., skills, documentation, communications,
schedules, assignments etc.
all RNA documentation for accuracy and completeness and update as needed.
as primary liaison with the professional Therapists by participating in
resident assessments and coordinating the implementation of the RNP or
recommendations made by the professional Therapists for nursing staff to
or participate in initiating or updating resident care plans related to the
licensed documentation in the medical record supports resident progress in the
with the RNAs on a regular basis to review the status of individual resident programs,
update programs, review charting and provide input to the RNAs regarding their skills.
input regarding the restorative needs of residents is provided at the resident
care plan meeting.
as resource for other facility staff involved in the provision of restorative
services (e.g., activities).
in-service efforts for restorative nursing and general nursing with staff
the RNP to families, Physicians and other individuals involved in the
the annual reviews of the RNAs.
to the quality assessment and assurance (QA&A) committee.