PATIENT SAFETY ATTENDANT - INTERMITTENT

Job Locations US-AK-Sitka
Job ID
2021-5689
Category
NURSING
Type
Intermittent -A6

About Us:

 

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

 

Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

Job Overview:

Primary function of the Patient Safety Attendant (PSA) is to assist the Nursing Department in their daily duties by constantly monitoring the activity and movement of high-risk patients. The fundamental goal is patient safety and decreasing negative outcomes. The PSA will assist with basic non-invasive patient care under close supervision of a Registered Nurse in a responsible, respectful and caring manner to promote effective staff relationships. The PSA always maintains patient confidentiality; both in and out of the work environment. 

Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the patient care team, the PSA ensures that patient environment is free of obstacles and minimizes risk of falls and accidental or intentional self-harm. The PSA may also assist with basic non-invasive activities of daily living.
  • Recognizes activities and actions that require prompt intervention and alerts staff appropriately. Transport patients within the facility as needed. Demonstrate ability to smoothly manager patient oversight duties. 
  • Report, and when appropriate, record any changes observed in condition or behavior of patients, unusual incidents or breeches in safety. Observe patients to insure children, elderly, or impaired patients who require observation or assistance have someone in attendance. 
  • Participants in in-services and educational programs in the hospital, and/or community as assigned; refers unresolved problems with patients/coworkers/visitors to the department manager or Chief Nursing Officer for resolution; completes annual competencies, evaluation material, and maintains certifications.
  • Maintains hospital and clinic standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience.
  • Maintains compliance with organization's policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards. Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications:

Education/Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Healthcare environment experience preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

 

Knowledge of:

  • General office procedures and basic computer programs, English, math, general writing and word processing.
  • Professional telephone etiquette. Ability to interact with patients and health care professionals in a positive and professional manner on a continuous basis.
  • HIPAA and SEARHC Policies

Skills in:

  • Oral, written and customer service communication skills, can verbally communicate findings with healthcare team.
  • Competently maintains a clean work environment with proper infection control measure including equipment cleaning.

Ability to:

  • Recognize and respond appropriately in emergency situations.
  • Work cooperatively with others by establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors, and other healthcare team members.
  • Assure confidentiality of patient information 
  • Learn and use various EMR systems and accurately record patient data
  • Learn and use a handheld radio appropriately 

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