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Worker Qualities


Uniform Should always be neat, well-fitting, clean, and free from wrinkles.
Personal hygiene Care and cleanliness of the body tp control odor.
Empathy Being ablw to identify with and understand another person's feelings, situation, and motives.
Honesty Truthfulness and integrity.
Dependability Accepting the responsibility required in your position.
Willingness to learn Requires learning new techniques or procedures to adapt to changes.
Patience Being tolerant and understanding
Acceptance of critism Should be constructive to allow you to improve your work.
Enthusiasm Enjoying your work and displaying a positive attitude.
Self-motivation Is the ability to begin or follow through with a task.
Tact Having the ability to say or do the kindest or most fitting things in a difficult situation.
Competence Means that you are qualifed and capable of performing a task.
Responsibility Being willing to be held accountable for your actions.
Discretion Using good judgement in what you do and say.
Team player Will have differnt responsibilities , but must do their part to provide quality patient care.
Sense of sight Notes color of skin, swelling presence of rash or sore, color or urine and feces, amount of food eaten, etc.
Sense of smell Alerts health care worker to body odor or unusual odors of breath, wounds, urine, or feces.
Sense of touch Used to feel the pulse, dryness or temperature of the skin, perspiration, and swelling.
Sense of hearing Use dwhile listening to respiations, abnormal body sounds, coughs, and speech.
Subjective observations Cannot be seen or felt, and are commonly called symptoms.
Objective observations Can be seen or measured, and are commonly called signs.
Teamwork Consists of many professionals, with different levels of education, ideas, backgrounds, and interests, working together for the benefit of the patient.
Leader Responsible for organizing and coordinating the team's activities.
Leadership The skill or ability to encourage people to work together and do their best to acheive common goals.
Democratic leaders Encourages the participation of all individuals in decisions that have to be made or problems that have to be solvwed.
Laissez-faire leader Will strive for only minimal rules or regulations, and allows the group to function with little or no direction.
Autocratic leader Maintains total rule, makes all decisions, and has difficulty delegating or sharing duties.
Stress The body's reaction to any stimulus that requires a person to adjust to a changing environment.
Time management A system of pratical skills that allows an individual to use time in the most effective and productive way possible.
Goal A desired result ot purpose toward which one is working.
Created by: sandra.whiteside