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McLaren Health Care Patient Safety Associate in Lapeer, Michigan

Description

Department: Nursing Administration

Shift: Variable

Daily Work Times: Varies

Scheduled Hours Per Pay: 0

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of an RN, provides close, continuous observation of patients who may be at risk for adverse events such as falls, self-injury or harm to others. Assists in the provision of a safe and clean environment. Provides assistance with activities of daily living, unless the patient needs are such that adverse health consequences are predictable.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Obtains verbal report from the patient’s nurse to include information regarding the patient’s identified care needs, diagnosis, visual, auditory, or language barriers, as well as any special consideration (NPO, bed alarms, etc.).

  • Positions self in patient room at bedside to maintain constant visual observation of the patient. Never leaves the patient alone or out of sight unless specifically instructed by the nurse.

  • Obtains instruction from nurse regarding ambulation limitations and course of action for redirection of patient if needed.

Qualifications

Required

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred:

  • Completion of a nursing assistant program.

  • One year related experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

To provide a safe, healthy environment for our patients, employees and visitors, as of February 1, 2013 McLaren no longer hires individuals who use nicotine and will conduct nicotine testing during the pre-employment process. If the test is positive the offer will be rescinded. Individuals who test positive may re-apply for employment after six months.

Job: Service/Support

Primary Location: Michigan-Lapeer-Lapeer Reg Med Center

Employee Status Regular

Shift Variable

Job Type Standard

Schedule Per Diem

Req ID: 21000651

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