Patient Safety Companion/UKHC
Patient Safety Companion/UKHCRequisition Number:
Patient Safety CompanionDepartment Name:
H6140:Psychiatric ServicesWork Location:
Lexington, KYGrade Level:
$12.50-20.00/hourType of Position:
StaffPosition Time Status :
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No experience required.Required License/Registration/Certification:
This position requires regularly sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods of time; occasionally performing tasks with repetitive motions; lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects weighing up to or over 50 pounds; and standing or walking with objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Also involves occasional exposure to risk of injury from moving, lifting, or positioning patients, equipment, or materials; hazardous chemicals and fumes including waste; cuts/punctures, blood-borne or airborne pathogens; and combative/violent people.Shift:
Must be able to work three 12.5-hour shifts per week (7:00 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.) Will also be required to work some weekends and holidays.Job Summary:
The Patient Safety Companion works independently and under the direct supervision of the nurse and will provide continuous observation of assigned patient and ensures a safe environment for patient and staff. Must be able to visualize and hear patient at all times and intervene and notify nurse if patient is in danger.Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:
The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of a hospital setting, excellent communication skills, the ability to problem solve, basic computer skills, and a calm demeanor.Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :
Prior experience as a Patient Safety Companion or sitter, or experience in a patient care setting is preferred.Deadline to Apply:
02/23/2021University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.