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Safety Companion

Cadillac, MI


Posted on March 28, 2019

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About Safety Companion

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Ideal for nursing students. retirees. High school diploma or GED required. Will sit with patients 1:1 working under the supervision of an RN. Must have good communication skills and be dependable.


  • Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson

  • Promotes personal and patient safety.

  • Acknowledges that safety is a self-responsibility and plans actions to promote safety.

  • Knows the physical requirements of the job and works within those guidelines.

  • Performs job duties safely at all times, utilizing learned body mechanics and transferring/lifting techniques.

  • Wears correct personal protective equipment when appropriate.

  • Reports any unsafe situation/equipment according to Hospital procedure.

  • Utilizes standard and/or isolation precautions as appropriate and applies infection prevention principles, including hand hygiene and medical asepsis. Exclusion: Will not interact with patients requiring airborne isolation.

  • Provides current clinical competency documentation that is approved by the hospital and is obtained from the nursing school of attendance.

  • Completes the designated hospital orientation classroom coursework upon hire (offered monthly): General Orientation (Monday- half day), Nursing Team (Tuesday- half day), and Body Mechanics (Wednesday- half day).

  • Completes the Behavioral Health Patient Healthstream learning module or class.

  • Works within the policies and procedures of the nursing service and the hospital, for example:

  • Fall prevention procedures

  • Infection prevention policies

  • Serves as a one-to-one Safety Companion only and follows all expectations of the role. Provides and documents any/all direct care (listed below) to the patient requiring a safety companion.

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