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Safety Partner - Patient Safety Monitoring

Company: Phoebe Putney Health System
Location: Albany
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY
* A Safety Partner is intended for to promote a safe environment for individuals who are unable to be left alone for long periods of time, and who require consistent monitoring. This condition could be caused by age, frailty, physical and/or mental disability, or other conditions. The Safety Partner role is non-clinical. If the patient requires clinical or personal care, i.e. bathing, transfers, a CNA will be assigned for those duties. Effective 8-1-18, after adequate training on gait belt and body mechanics, safety partner will assist patients to the restroom.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
* Adheres to the hospital and departmental attendance and punctuality guidelines
* Performs all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organization
* Performs other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and procedures
* Maintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i.e., self education, attends ongoing educational programs)
* Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services and requirements and competency evaluations on time.
* Demonstrates competency at all levels in providing care to all patients based on age, sex, weight, and demonstrated needs. For non-clinical areas, has attended training and demonstrates usage of age- specific customer service skills.
* Wears protective clothing and equipment as appropriate.
WORKING CONDITIONS
* General environment: Works in a well-lighted, air-conditioned area, with moderate noise levels.
* May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.
* May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids, or infectious organisms.
* May be required to change from one task to another of different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
* Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.
* May be scheduled as needed including overtime
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
* High School Diploma or GED (Required)
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
* 0 - 1 year Patient Care Experience (Preferred)
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURES
* No Certifications are Required or Preferred
GENERAL SKILLS
* Communication Skills
* Interpersonal Skills
* Customer Relations
* Grammar / Spelling
* Read / Comprehend Written Instructions
* Follow Verbal Instructions
* Ability to read
* Write and communicate effectively
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
* Have near normal vision - Clarity of vision (both near and far), ability to distinguish colors
* Have good - manual dexterity
* Ability to perform - repetitive tasks/motion
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
* Standing - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
* Walking - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
* Sitting - Continuously within shift (67-100%)
* Climbing - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
* Bending/Stooping - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
* Twist at waist - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
* Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
* Lift/carry up to 20 lbs - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
* Lift/carry ( 20 lbs with assistance - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
* Reaching above shoulder - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
* Lift/carry ( 50 lbs with assistance - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)

Keywords: Phoebe Putney Health System, Albany , Safety Partner - Patient Safety Monitoring, Other , Albany, Georgia

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