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University of Rochester GPS - Close Observer - 237244 in Rochester, New York

GPS - Close Observer Job ID 237244

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

Full Time 40 hours Grade 091 Psychiatric Nursing




GENERAL PURPOSE:The Close Observer assists in maintaining patient and staff safety by implementing various diversionary strategies, as well as assisting delegated nursing care.JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Incorporates therapeutic and diversionary interventions to maintain patient safety, refocus the patient, and promote healthy behaviors.

  • Assists patients 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).

  • Keeps patient and staff safety at the forefront, engaging the patient in reduction techniques to maintain safety

  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills to help implement behavioral interventions.

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the registered nurse.


  • High School diploma required

  • One to two years of experience related to patient care or psychiatric training or six months of nursing education preferred

  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to work independently required. Innovative with patient care. Flexible in thinking and approach required.

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    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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