University of Rochester Close Observer - 225351 in Rochester, New York
Strong Memorial Hospital
Time as Reported Grade 092 ICU Flex and Gero Psych Critical Care
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.
Demonstrates problem solving and critical thinking skills, while helping to implement healthcare interventions
Assists patient with ambulation, hygiene, nutrition, linen changes, and other activities of daily living
Identifies potential risks and early signs of escalating patient behaviors (e.g. agitation, confusion, anxiety)
Remains aware of patient safety and staff safety at all time, and engaging the patients in reduction techniques to maintain safety
Performs other duties as assigned by registered nurse.
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