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Child Passenger Seat Technician (Part-Time)

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Part-time benefits (20-31 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Springfield
State:  OR

PeaceHealth is seeking a Child Passenger Seat Technician (Part-Time) for a 0.6 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 183449

 

JOB SUMMARY

This position is responsible for the education of parents, caregivers, and staff on proper usage of car seats and safety restraints in vehicles. This position focuses on support services for clinical services including Mother/Baby, NICU, Pediatrics, and the Emergency Dept. and other areas as needed. This position does not provide direct patient care. This position improves the safety of the children we serve through Peace Health.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Education and assistance as needed, on how to correctly secure children in appropriate child safety seats in multiple types of vehicles for families, parents, caregivers and others transporting children.
  • Uses appropriate resources to retrieve information related to child passenger safety.
  • Responds appropriately to legal and ethical issues related to the role of the Child Passenger Safety (CPS) tech.
  • Obtains information from CPS resources in response to requests for information that it not readily available.
  • Other necessary duties as needed to provide child passenger safety assistance.

 

  1. Monitors appropriate car seat use throughout Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Collaborates with appropriate people within the hospital to provide a comprehensive and current car seat discharge policy for Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend.

 

  1. Assists with staff education and standard work on units that use child safety seats.
  • Works with the appropriate staff such as the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Managers, and others in assessing staff learning needs and how best to assist the staff to provide accurate information and resource identification.
  • Oversee Angle Tolerance Testing Program for medically fragile neonates and assist in training of nurses performing this procedure.

 

  1. Coordinates Peace Health’s “Safe Rides for Safe Kids” program that provides an appropriate car seat when no other resources are available.
  • Manages SH Foundation request for funding when needed.
  • Monitors car seat usage and researches best products to use for the different populations served.

 

COMMUNITY RELATED FUNCTIONS:

  1. This position focuses on community childhood injury prevention around the use of child safety seats. This position is responsible for:
  • Coordinating the Community Car Seat Check Up Events. This includes:
    1. Recruiting techs and volunteers for staffing events, ensuring best practice standards.
    2. Design traffic flow and ensure safety.
    3. Review completed forms from the event, providing feedback as appropriate to Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technicians.
    4. Maintain supply inventory, including education packets for participants.
    5. Develop annual calendar of check up events and help promote the events in the community.
    6. Other necessary duties as needed to provide for safe, efficient events in order to reach as many families as possible.
    7. Maintain community partnerships for determining the location of the events.

 

  1. Coordinate and support the local techs in the area, including any Peacehealth Child Passenger Safety (CPS) techs.

 

  1. Develop weekly to biweekly fitting stations in order to mentor CPS techs and provide CPS services for the community.

 

  1. Develop and maintain community partnerships around childhood passenger safety.
  • Provide education at OB/GYN office, FP, Pediatric clinics, Early Head Start, Head Start, Family Building Blocks, Preschools, early childhood partners.
  • Assist with CPS safety efforts on behalf of Peacehealth and provide community presentations as requested.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

 

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum of Associate’s degree preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE:

Experience in performing the duties of a Child Passenger Seat technician for a minimum of 1 year. Demonstrated ability to do program coordination, outreach, and data collection.

 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training as a Child Passenger Safety Technician required.
  • Additional special needs car seat training preferred.
  • Valid State of Oregon driver’s license.
  • Able to pass a basic background check.
  • Ability to become a Senior Checker within one (1) year, but no later than (2) two years of filling the position required.
  • Apply for tech proxy status when eligible.
  • Consider becoming an Instructor through SafeKids to train and mentor techs in the community.

 

OTHER SKILLS:

Working-level knowledge of

  • Excellent communication skills with the public and staff.
  • Able to work varied hours.
  • Working-level knowledge of spoken Spanish language preferred, but not required.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word and have the ability to use the computer to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, etc.
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team to provide excellent customer service to all clients and patients

 

  RIVERBEND PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

·         Work requires moderate physical exertion to include prolonged periods of standing from 34% to 65% of the time.    

·         Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.      

·         Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation, or sharp instruments; reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more; hazards may include exposure to cleaning chemicals and disinfectants, soiled linens, unknown liquid in trash bags and biohazards (sharps).               

·         Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

 

About Us

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska.  In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, the legacy of its founding Sisters continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 

 

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!  We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment!

 

To learn more please visit: jobs.peacehealth.org.  Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

 

Location: Springfield, SHMC at Riverbend (420)
Job Category:  Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.6
Work Type:  Part Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $16.92, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: N/A

 

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran, qualified individual with a disability, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

 

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


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