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Patient Safety Attendant PRN

Company: Lake City Medical Center
Location: Lake City
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Job Description:

Description

SHIFT: PRN
SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem


Lake City Medical Center, a 91-bed acute care hospital serving the communities of Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee counties for over 60 years.  Lake City Medical Center is part of HCA Healthcare North Florida offering medical and surgical programs including 24-hour emergency care, heart care, interventional cardiology, orthopedics, cancer care, imaging and rehabilitation services.  Lake City Medical Center is an Accredited Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology, and has achieved Disease Specific Certification in the treatment of Sepsis by the Joint Commission.  We have been named the area's Best of the Best Hospital 20 years in a row and employer of choice in 2019 by the Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce!

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Patient Safety Attendant (PSA) participates in high-quality, patient-centered care by providing continuous observation and monitoring for high risk patients.  In collaboration with the patient care team, the PSA ensures the patient environment is free of obstacles and minimizes risk of falls and accidental or intentional self-harm.  The Sitter may also assist with basic activities of daily living.

Major Responsibilities:

Maintains a direct line of sight with patient at all times, including while family and/or visitors are in the room. Accompanies patient and ensures patient safety during transportation, testing, and procedures occurring away from the patient’s normal environment.

Establishes a safe, risk-free patient environment by utilizing knowledge of fall prevention protocols, infection control measures, and self-harm prevention. Performs room assessment regularly and after any visitations.

Monitors patient physical and emotional condition.  Reports any changes in status promptly while remaining direct line of sight with the patient.

Intervenes as needed to prevent patient from harming self or others.  Seeks immediate assistance for escalating incidents.

Creates clear, accurate documentation on patient status and activity during the shift. 

Demonstrates knowledge and respect of patient rights to privacy and protection of patient confidentiality.

Promotes consistent, positive patient interactions that advance the agenda of unparalleled patient service.

Demonstrates caring and empathy in all interactions and advocates for patient- and family-centered approach in all decisions and actions.

Demonstrates excellent communication skills, including active listening.  Ensures patients, physicians, and colleagues have a clear understanding of all communications. 

Engages in evidence-based best practices that enhance the patient experience, including communication fundamentals/AIDET, Teach-Back, Narrating Care, etc.

Participates as an active member of the health care team and positively promotes the rest of the team to patients/families/caregivers and other colleagues.

Maintains a professional appearance and demonstrates behaviors consistent with established policies/procedures.

 

Serves as a resource to department staff, students, volunteers and other departments, and contributes to the teamwork essential to ensuring quality patient care.

Assists in the orientation of new staff as needed.

 

You are worth more than a paycheck. Our Benefits Raise the Bar:

  • 401(k) with an employer match up to 9%
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending, Life, Disability Benefits
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • And much more!

An EEO/AA Employer M/F/V/D. Tobacco Free Campus

Qualifications

EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:

  • None

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Basic Life Support required
  • De-Escalation Training (CPI) 90 days

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED: 

  • 1+ years of experience I a healthcare setting preferred

 

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Keywords: Lake City Medical Center, Gainesville , Patient Safety Attendant PRN, Other , Lake City, Florida

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