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Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Coordinator (FT) - McLeod in Florence

Florence , South Carolina

In the first year of employment, the McLeod nurse should become competent in the skills needed to meet patient care needs. Care to our patients must be competent, safe, individualized and holistic. The focus on quality of care and safety provided to patients, drives our nurses to engage in their commitment to the organization and to the profession. Nursing practice is built from the Mission, Vision and Values and strategic plan of McLeod Health. We are committed to serving as an institution that facilitates the continuing education of all nurses. We further believe qualified staff who are interested and have demonstrated positive results in improving outcomes, avoiding complications, showing expertise and demonstrating proficiency in use of state of the art technology should be considered for promotions within the organization.

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Level: Mid
  • Travel: Minimal (if any)

Success Profile

What makes a successful Nurse at McLeod Health? Check out the top traits we're looking for and see if you have the right mix. Additional related traits listed below.

  • Compassionate
  • Efficient
  • Responsible
  • Trustworthy
  • Collaborative
  • Adaptable
  • Deadline-Oriented
  • Multi-Tasker
  • Organized
  • Patient
  • Positive
  • Problem-Solver
  • Quick-Thinking
  • Results-Driven

"Nursing at Mcleod is not a “job”. Nursing at Mcleod is an opportunity to be part of an awesome team that allows you to provide excellent care to patients and grow as a professional."

— Tammie, Assistant Director of Emergency Department at McLeod Health

Essential Responsibilities

Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Coordinator (FT) - McLeod in Florence

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Job Description

This position provides oversight, education, training and hands on assistance of the Safe Patient Handling equipment. Requires

understanding of patient care activities, patient assessment and understanding of the equipment to ensure the correct equipment is

used at the appropriate time. Will require strong computer skills and ability to develop statistical data, trending information and


Duties include:

1.Provide on-site didactic and hands on training for nursing and other medical center staff in the use and proper application of

available unit specific safe patient handling equipment to ensure OSHA compliance, improve patient and medical staff safety during

transfers and bedside activity and promote a culture of injury prevention and safe patient handling throughout McLeod facilities.

2.Will provide orientation and training to nursing and other medical center staff, competency assessment, assessing staff learning

needs regarding all aspects of Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (Unit Peer Leader Program, regulatory requirements, equipment,


3. Provide training to nursing staff on application and implementation of BMAT (bedside mobility assessment tool) to identify mobility

levels of patients in their care; to outline mobility plans when mobilization is needed for patient care activities.

4. Assist in the analysis and investigation of employee patient handling injuries by providing expertise in safe patient handling best

practices; identify and provide recommendations for additional training for incident avoidance.

4. Coordinate enhancements in interdisciplinary communication regarding safe patient handling and mobility.

5. Outline, develop and create safe patient handling collateral materials: newsletters, tip sheets & equipment guides to foster safe

patient handling best practices and equipment application and use.

6. Plans and delivers technically competent care to patients with complex needs.

7. Participate in unit/program level quality improvement processes and initiatives as well as customer service program.

8. Record and report on engagements including job coaching, training and consultation requests; updating records regularly for

compliance tracking.

9. Responsible for equipment tracking, accessory inventory and supply; identifying defective or damaged equipment, initiating red tag

and repairs

10. This position may include other clinical or administrative assignments necessary to the mission of McLeod Health.

11. Maintains a professional image and exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers in

accordance with our Service Excellence Standards and Core Values.

Required Skills


RN, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, or Physical Therapy Assistant. Hospital bedside in-patient experience a must. Previous

instructional/teaching duties a plus.

Licenses and Certifications:

RN: Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the

following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in

Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, or Physical Therapy Assistant: Valid professional license within the state of practice.

American Heart Association Healthcare provider.

Job Location
Florence, South Carolina, United States
Position Type
Position Type Details
Physical Address
Occupational Health Florence, 135 N Ravenel Street


  • Healthcare

    Medical, Dental, Vision, Healthcare FSA, Dependent Care FSA, Health and Wellness Programs

  • 401(k)/Retirement

    Employer Matching, EDCP

  • Continuing Education

    Scholarship, Professional Development

  • Family Support

    Maternity & Paternity Leave

  • Adoption Cost Benefit

    Financial assistance provided

  • Flex-time

    Available based on workplace needs

  • Paid Time Off

    Holidays, Sick Days

  • Life and Disability Insurance

    Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Dependent Life Insurance, Group Term Life Insurance, Supplemental Group Term Life Insuranc, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

  • Relocation Reimbursement

    Available for specified positions

  • Amenities

    Onsite Child Care, Onsite Gym/Fitness Center, Cafeteria, Spa/Nails, Facials, Massage, Company Store

  • Nursing Mother Rooms

    Available for up to one year following the birth of a child

  • Location

    Close to shopping, Public transportation, Restaurants and entertainment

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