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Patient Safety Attendant

Company: West Florida Hospital
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionSHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)
SCHEDULE: Full-time
West Florida Healthcare is a 515 bed facility and proud to be the area's leading health care facility in quality outcomes performance. West Florida Healthcare is also the area's first Accredited Chest Pain Center and Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. West Florida Healthcare is also the first hospital in the state of Florida to have earned Atrial Fibrillation with Electrophysiology Services Accreditation. In addition, West Florida Healthcare is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and offers specialized Emergency Department services tailored specifically to the needs of seniors as well as a Kids' ER dedicated to serving the emergency medical needs of children. The West Florida Healthcare campus includes the acute care hospital, the area's only comprehensive, CARF-accredited physical rehabilitation hospital, and a behavioral health facility. Affiliated with HCA, the nation's leading provider of healthcare, West Florida Healthcare meets the community's healthcare needs in major services such as cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, oncology, orthopedics, robotic-assisted surgery, critical care, neurology/neurosurgery, emergency care, urology, behavioral health, gastroenterology, obstetrics, pulmonary, and rehabilitative medicine.
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:Quality:

  • 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.You are worth more than a paycheck. Our Benefits Raise the Bar:
    401(k) with an employer match up to 9%Employee Stock Purchase PlanStudent Loan ForgivenessTuition ReimbursementPaid Family LeaveMedical Plan Options, Dental & VisionAnd much more!QualificationsLICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:BCLS through American Heart Association required at hire
    EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:One Year Health Care Experience Preferred
    NoticeOur Company's recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by clicking here.For questions about your job application or this site please contact HCAhrAnswers at 1-844-422-5627 option 1.

Keywords: West Florida Hospital, Pensacola , Patient Safety Attendant, Other , Pensacola, Florida

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