Patient Safety Attendant - Alto Pass - job 676478

SoutheastHEALTH

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Alto Pass, Illinois

Employment type: Part-time

Description


Variable Shift


The sitter provides direct, constant patient observation for the purpose of providing a safer environment for those patients considered to be at risk of harming self or others

Begin






  • Provides constant observation of specific patients, as ordered by the physician


  • Focuses observations on efforts to prevent harm to patient or others, including prevention of patient falls or purposeful self-harm


  • Demonstrates understanding and uses specific techniques with their communication and body language to de-escalate/calm the patient, in appropriate situations


  • Immediately alerts other staff, using call light or staff-assist emergency light or other means, if an at-risk patient attempts to get out of bed despite sitter attempts (verbal, physical) to stop


  • Reports changes in patient behavior or condition to nursing staff


  • Demonstrates understanding and appropriately performs hand hygiene and utilizes personal protective equipment (PPE), when required, during periods of constant observation


  • Documents patient activity and observations made during the period of constant observation, with documentation occurring at a specific, regular frequency (i.e., every 15 minutes)


  • Recognizes customer- service opportunities during the period of constant observation, positively impacting patient/family/significant-other/support-person/etc. satisfaction with care and services


  • Presents self professionally and possesses good people skills


  • If trained (must pass video surveillance competency), will sit in video surveillance room


  • Performs other duties as assigned




Become



  • Completes general hospital orientation (GHO I and II)


  • Successfully completes patient safety attendant orientation and competency course


  • Completes annual required education


  • Must be able to read, write and speak English







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