Patient Safety Attendant (PSA) - Military veterans preferred

2021-01-03
University Hospital - Broward County
Medical/Healthcare

/yr

  full-time   part-time   employee   contract


Tamarac
Florida
33321
United States

Description SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)SCHEDULE: Full-timePatient Safety Attendant

Days, Full Time, 0.9 FTE

University Hospital and Medical Center

Tamarac, FL

 

Facility Description:
University Hospital and Medical Center is a 317-bed acute care hospital offering a wide range of surgical and medical services Since opening in 1974, we have distinguished ourselves as a leader in breakthroughs in orthopedic care as well as joint replacement. We continue to build on this tradition in our Orthopedic and Spine Institute. Our Center for Behavioral Health offers inpatient child, adolescent, adult and geriatric services while our outpatient services include a Partial hospitalization program (PHP), Intensive outpatient program (IOP) and a 24 hour behavioral health support hotline. They are also a certified Baker Act receiving facility. University is licensed by Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration and certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. Our family-friendly ER provides expert, compassionate care for patients of all ages and special accommodations for seniors. Other specialty services include a wound care center as well as comprehensive diagnostic services accredited in multiple modalities including pediatric CT imaging by the American College of Radiology.

 

We continue a proud tradition of providing high quality personalized care in our local community. Explore possibilities to join our team where colleagues are valued and pledge to treat one another with loyalty, respect, and dignity.

 

Benefits:
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, and employee stock purchase program.

 

Job Description:

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.

 

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:


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.
Restocks non-medicinal patient room supplies as needed.


 
Qualifications High school graduate or equivalent preferred.American Red Cross or American Heart
Association Basic Life Support Course (BLS or BCLS) and certification.1+ year(s) of experience in a healthcare setting
preferred.1+ year(s) of experience in an acute care setting
preferred.Ability to read and communicate effectively in EnglishBasic computer knowledge
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