Patient Safety Attendant - Emergency Room

  • MaineHealth
  • Farmington, ME, USA
  • Sep 23, 2022
Assistant/Support

Job Description

Summary

  • Position Summary
    • A 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
Additional Information 

MaineHealth was ranked one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.”  MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at mainehealth.org

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.