Patient Safety Associate
Company: UNC Health Care
Posted on: May 26, 2023
Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.
The Patient Safety Associate is responsible for performing direct observation and assistance with activities of daily living under the direction and supervision of a professional nurse. Provides a safe and therapeutic environment for the patient requiring direct observation. Assists with basic unit functions as directed by the professional nurse.
Performs duties and conducts interpersonal relationships in a manner to project a positive image of the department and hospital. Insures that contacts with other health care members are friendly and courteous.
o High School Graduate or equivalent preferred, NA I preferred
o None required
o Must successfully complete Patient Safety Associate (PSA), Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) trainings.
--- OTHER SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
o Good interpersonal, communication and observation skills are essential. Ability to act calmly and swiftly under pressure. Ability to hand emotionally distressing situations.
--- WORK ENVIRONMENT
o Occasional exposure to blood borne pathogens, airborne pathogens, and other infectious diseases requiring the use of protective equipment, possible exposure to conditions such as fumes, noxious odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
--- PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
o Standing, sitting, walking and working throughout the shift. Visual acuity, auditory, and verbal skills necessary.
--- AGE SPECIFIC SERVED
o Newborn_____ Infant_____ Child_X____ Adolescent__X___ Adult_X____ Geriatric__X___
Legal Employer: Lenoir Health
Entity: UNC Lenoir Health Care
Organization Unit: Flex Pool
Work Type: Per Diem
Standard Hours Per Week: 8.00
Work Schedule: Variable
Location of Job: LENOIR MEM
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Not Applicable
The UNC Health System and the UNC School of Medicine are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. A diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients, are essential to fulfilling our UNC Health vision of improving the health of all North Carolinians.
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