Dec 05, 2022

Falls & Safe Patient Handling Coordinator

  • Upstate Nursing
  • Syracuse, NY, USA

Job Description

Falls & Safe Patient Handling Coordinator

Job no: 74122
Department: Prof Practice & Innovation
Employer: State of New York
Payroll Title: TH Staff Associate, NSSL4
Bargaining Unit: UUP (State University Professional Services Unit)
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
Work type: Full-time
Location: Syracuse
Categories: Registered Nurses, Management & Professional

Job Summary: The Falls Prevention & Safe Patient Handling (SPH) Coordinator is responsible for developing evidence-based practice initiatives in Falls prevention from a systems perspective, and creating standards of care to be used across the organization to decrease falls. The candidate will be responsible for tracking/trending root causes for falls and will collaborate with nursing and multidisciplinary team members in creating action plans to improve outcomes. The role includes Upstate University Hospital Safe Patient Handling program in maintaining and developing SPH policies/procedures to ensure the NYS SPH Laws and regulations are met. Oversee the required Safe Patient Handling Committee. The Falls and Safe Patient Handling Coordinator exemplifies the Upstate mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Upstate policies and procedures.
Minimum Qualifications:

NYS licensed/registered (or eligible) RN required. Bachelors degree in Nursing required. Three years of post licensure acute care clinical RN experience providing direct patient care required. Must have a strong ability to assess and analyze data from a process systems perspective and be able to provide formal or informal teaching in an adult education setting. Outstanding, written, communication, and presentation skills required. CPR-BLS required by time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Working knowledge of Falls Prevention and Safe Patient Handling regulations and standards preferred. National Board certification preferred. Leadership or participation in quality improvement teams or projects preferred.

Work Days:

Monday thru Friday with occasional off shifts based on operational needs

Message to Applicants:
Recruitment Office: Human Resources
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