Patient Safety Attendant - Medical/Surgical

  • MaineHealth
  • Farmington, ME, USA
  • May 14, 2022
Assistant/Support

Job Description

Summary

  • Position Summary
    • The Patient Safety Attendant can be called for by nursing staff when a patient requires 1) attendance due to behavior associated with dementia or temporary mental confusion. They can provide close observation for patients at risk for falls or who have a tendency towards wandering, or they may provide, 2) direct observation for patients with suicidal ideation.  They do not perform any nursing care functions unless they are also a CNA.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: MANDT or CPI training or willing to attend training.
    • License/Certifications:  See "Education"; BLS certification required.
    • Experience: Experience with geriatric clients.
    • Effective interpersonal skills
    • Able to communicate with patients who may have confusion or dementia
    • Must enjoy diversional activity, be creative and energetic
    • Must be able to strictly maintain confidentiality
    • Ability to maintain professional manner even under stressful situations