The Patient Safety Attendant assists in maintaining a safe environment and remains with the patient at all times to provide on-going observation of the patient and alert the nursing staff as patient care needs arise. The Patient Safety Attendant performs all related job responsibilities in a safe manner, functioning under the supervision of the Registered Nurse.
Observes the patient at the bedside.
Assists with maintaining a safe environment.
Serves as a role model fostering positive communications.
Calls for assistance and notifies the nurse of immediate patient or staff needs. Assists with providing a quiet environment.
Provides hand-off communication as appropriate to job duties.
Provides diversional activities such as reading to patients, talking to patients, watching TV and/or listening to radio with the patient.
Reports patient care requests to the nursing staff.
Initiates or participates in CPR (BLS certification required.) Obtained within 2 months of employment.
Assists with maintaining documentation according to established policies and procedures.
Ability to work with others.
Respect for patients and patient families
Consistency with CHS Blue Ridge behavioral standards
Range of motion within functional limits. Frequent walking, standing, sitting. Requires functional vision and hearing. Eye/hand coordination, manual dexterity.
Education, Experience and Certifications
High school graduate or equivalent.
On the job training will be provided for essential responsibilities of the job.
Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider certification.
Current CPI Training (obtain with 2 months of employment)