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Patient Safety Attendant

Published On: 10/18/2019
  • Job Order ID: 581
  • City: Augusta
  • State: GA
Brief Description:

Patient observation and monitoring to ensure safety and prevention of injury.  All shifts are needed and schedules are flexible. Experience in medical setting is required.

Function

  • Observes and monitors assigned patient(s) to ensure safety and prevention of injury
  • Maintains safe and orderly environment at all times
  • Obtains report from patients' nurse(s) and/or departing Patient Safety Attendant regarding specific behaviors to monitor
  • Observes and reports to patients' nurse(s) all concerns or changes in condition
  • Ensures safety equipment, such as Bed Fall Monitor (BFM) is working appropriately and turned on as necessary
  • Direct observation of patient(s) at all times, leaving only when relieved by another staff member
  • Screens and constantly monitors the patients' environment, eliminating and reducing risks of self- harm.
  • Alerts patients' nurse(s) of identified risks or concerns immediately
  • Initiates a Code Gray if patient, family member, or visitor has a behavioral outburst that does not deescalate
  • Ensures and completes all responsibilities and duties per guidelines
  • Other duties may be assigned

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Requirement Note

  • Six (6) months of patient care experience in a hospital/healthcare setting or completion of a college/technical program for: Nursing Assistant, Dietitian, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Phlebotomist, EKG Technician, Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of developmental and healthcare needs for all age groups
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic problem solving skills; ability to analyze when to call for assistance from medical staff
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in high stress environments
  • Must be literate and able to perform basic mathematical calculations
  • BLS required or within the orientation period (given by employer)
  • Completion of Patient Safety Attendant class within six (6) months of hire (given by employer)
  • Ability to stand and walk for duration of work shift
  • Ability to sit for an extended period of time
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and reach/lift above one's head

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