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Company: Hospital for Special Care
Location: New Britain
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

  • Required: American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification
  • Required: Quarterly demonstration of physical lifeguarding skills (see Physical Demands #9 below)
  • Required: 6 months experience as a lifeguard or equivalent swim team experience
  • Preferred: High School Diploma
  • The Aquatic Rehab Center Lifeguard is responsible for the prevention of accidents, safety, emergency and lifesaving interventions, and the protection of human life at HSCs Aquatic Rehab Center while on duty.
  • Transfer patient or member 30% of each shift.
  • Stand or walk 20%-40% of each shift.
  • Sit 60%-80% of each shift.
  • Perform physical skills including lifting, reaching, bending, twisting, kneeling, squatting, climbing, and pushing/pulling up to 60% of each shift.
  • Able to run and swim short distances as related to rescue techniques on rare occasion.
  • Lift and carry up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Grasp with both hands on frequent basis to handle equipment and assist patients and members.
  • Fine hand manipulation with one hand is required on occasional basis to manipulate small objects.
  • Maintain the ability to demonstrate physical lifeguarding skills such as 500-yard swim, brick retrieval with a 40-yard swim, submerged victim rescue, passive and active victim rescue, spinal injury rescue.
  • Job requires continuous alertness required to observe swimmers, conforming with established rules, and standards of practice to insure swimmer safety and prevent accidents, drownings.
  • Job requires familiarity with general medical terms and definitions.
  • Job requires basic writing proficiency needed for written reports including accident/incident reports and the ability to express self clearly.
  • Job requires problem-solving skills needed for critical decision making regarding appearance, behavior of swimmers and determining the need for any type of lifeguarding/lifesaving response.
  • Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, on deck and surrounding areas. Prevents accidents by maintaining constant observation of the pool area, and effectively implements lifeguarding, lifesaving, first aid measures, using appropriate equipment.
  • Adheres to and enforces regulations, policies, standards of practice and procedures for safety, infection control, maintenance and lifeguarding/saving.
  • Educates patients and members; providing information about safety and accident prevention.
  • Participates in equipment management, set up, use, care, storage and maintenance.
  • Responsible for carrying out opening and/or closing procedures as assigned.
  • Recognizes and responds effectively to safety and emergency situations.

Keywords: Hospital for Special Care, New Britain , LIFEGUARD-PER DIEM, Other , New Britain, Connecticut

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