Restorative Aide Salary
For Restorative Aides, hourly average wages total $11.89 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by about one-half and dental coverage is claimed by close to two-fifths. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Restorative Aides making up 76 percent.
Job Description for Restorative Aide
Working as a restorative aide involves work in the medical field. The work involves helping patients with rehabilitation and patient care. Necessary job skills may include good communication skills and nursing skills. You must have the ability to treat a patient with care and understanding. Working as a restorative aide may involve physical work. For example, an aide may be required to help a patient stand, sit, and walk. Another requirement may be to aid a patient in eating and drinking fluids. A restorative aide may be required to work both indoors in a rehab clinic or outdoors when assisting patients with walking and other physical activities.Read More...
The work requires a clear understanding of human conditions. Working as a restorative aide may also involve working with body fluids. The work environment could include nursing facilities, hospitals, rehab centers, and assisted living facilities. A restorative aide may work with doctors and registered nurses, as well as hospital or client administrators.
Education of a restorative aide requires at least a high school degree or equivalent. A four-year college degree is preferred but not necessarily be required for the position. Certification of a nursing assistant may also be required when applying this position. One to three years of experience as a nursing assistant may also be a requirement. Working as a restorative aide may require flexibility in hours as many of these facilities are open 24/7.
Restorative Aide Tasks
- Perform clerical duties; take inventory, order and stock supplies, answer telephone, take messages and complete forms.
- Under close supervision of a physical therapist, occupation therapist or rehab team member prepare the patient and administer treatment therapy.
- Transport patients to and from treatment areas, using wheelchairs or providing standing support.
- Prepare, clean and maintain work area and disinfect equipment after treatment.
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Pay by Experience Level for Restorative Aide
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Restorative Aides, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $23K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $26K. Restorative Aides who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $28K. Restorative Aides with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $29K.
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