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University of Rochester Close Observer - 225350 in Rochester, New York

Close Observer Job ID 225350

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time TAR Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Time as Reported Grade 092 ICU Flex and Gero Psych Critical Care




Position Summary

In accordance with department policy and objectives, assists in maintaining patient and staff safety by implementing various diversionary strategies, and assisting in delegated nursing care.

Typical Duties

  1. Demonstrates problem solving and critical thinking skills, while helping to implement healthcare interventions

  2. Assists patient with ambulation, hygiene, nutrition, linen changes, and other activities of daily living

  3. Identifies potential risks and early signs of escalating patient behaviors (e.g. agitation, confusion, anxiety)

  4. Remains aware of patient safety and staff safety at all time, and engaging the patients in reduction techniques to maintain safety

  5. Performs other duties as assigned by registered nurse.

  6. Works with suicidal ideation/attempt patients. May be assigned to work in any area of the institution, including Adult Inpatient, Golisano Children’s Hospital, Wilmot Cancer Center, Emergency Department, and Behavioral Health


AAS degree in a Psychology or Sociology field, and 2-3 years recent Psychiatric Technician experience or Bachelor’s degree in related field, or minimum two years’ of RN Nursing School; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s in Human Services preferred.

Supervisory responsibilities: not applicable

Reports to: Senior Nurse Manager

Equipment: Common hospital equipment such as portable beds and wheel chairs, patient activity equipment for therapy and recreation, and other equipment of similar complexity.

System Access Requirements

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled