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Patient Safety Technician /Behavioral Health Unit/ UK Good Samaritan Hospital

Company name
The University of Kentucky


Lexington, KY, United States

Employment Type

Healthcare, Bluecollar, Administrative, Entry Level

Posted on
Jun 27, 2020

Valid Through
Oct 10, 2020


Patient Safety Technician/UKHC

Requisition Number


Working Title

Patient Safety Technician /Behavioral Health Unit/ UK Good Samaritan Hospital

Department Name

H6140:Psychiatric Services

Work Location

Lexington, KY

Grade Level


Salary Range


Type of Position


Position Time Status


Required Education

High school diploma or


Required Related Experience

No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

This position will require sitting/standing for long periods of time, communicating with patients and fellow staff on a regular basis, and navigating the hospital.


Must be able to work three 12hr shifts from 7PM to 730AM; will also be required to work some weekends and holidays.

Job Summary

The patient safety technician 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

Working knowledge of a hospital setting, excellent communication skills, ability problem solve, basic computer skills, calm demeanor.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?


Preferred Education/Experience

Prior experience in a patient care setting is preferred

Deadline to Apply


University 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.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Do you have a high school diploma or GED? Yes


Please indicate your paid employment experience in a hospital setting. None

More than 0, up through 1 year

More than 1 year, up through 3 years

More than 3 years, up through 5 years

More than 5 years

Are you currently employed at the University of Kentucky? Yes


University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience. (Open Ended Question)

Where did you first see this position advertised? UK Jobs Website

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Institute for Diversity in Health Management

None of the Above

University of Kentucky HealthCare seeks to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent employees, to provide the best experience for every patient, every time. If selected for a position, do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Values of diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork? Yes


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