Patient Safety Attendant PRN in Gainesville, Florida, United States
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North Florida Regional Medical Center

Patient Safety Attendant PRN

Gainesville, FL, United States
PRN/Per Diem • PRN
Nursing Support   Job ID: 00039-19332
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SHIFT: PRN
SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem


NFRMC is a 510 bed, full-service medical and surgical acute care center serving North Central Florida for over 49 years. NFRMC offers comprehensive cardiovascular care, oncology, orthopedics, neurosciences, minimally-invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, weight loss surgery and treatment, women’s health and wound therapy, among other services. NFRMC is fully accredited by the Joint Commission, is certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, an Accredited Chest Pain Center by ACC (American College of Cardiology), and is designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery and Bariatric Surgery. NFRMC has also received the highest scores available recognizing their commitment to patient safety and quality of care.
 
 

Position 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.

  • 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 sage, 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.

  • Creates clear, accurate documentation on patient status and activity during the shift.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and respect of patient rights to privacy and protection of patient confidentiality.

  • Promotes consistent, positive patient interactions that advance the agenda of unparalleled patient service.

  • Demonstrates caring and empathy in all interactions and advocates for patient and family centered approach in all decisions and actions.

  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills, including active listening. Ensures patients, physicians, and colleagues have a clear understanding of all communications.

  • Engages in evidence-based best practices that enhance the patient experience, including communication fundamentals/AIDET, Teach-Back, Narrating Care, etc.

  • Participates as an active member of the health care team and positively promotes the rest of the team to patients/families/caregivers and other colleagues.

  • Maintains a professional appearance and demonstrates behaviors consistent with established policies/procedures.

  • Serves as a resource to department staff, students, volunteers and other departments, and contributes to the teamwork essential to ensuring quality patient care.

  • Assists in the orientation of new staff as needed.

  • Participates in hospital or departmental performance improvement activities, and seeks opportunities to improve department and inter-department processes.

  • Restocks non-medicinal patient room supplies as needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Practices and adheres to the "Code of Conduct" and "Mission and Value Statement"

Qualifications

Position Requirements:
Education: None
Experience: 
  • One or more years of experience in a healthcare setting is preferred
Certification:
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association is required
  • De-Escalation Training is required within 90 days
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Behaviors:
  • Honors our Mission and Values: Ability to build trust and act with authenticity to cultivate a culture of integrity, inclusion, and mutual respect.
  • Exhibits Compassion: Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to the needs ad concerns of others and to treat others with the utmost respect, dignity, courtesy, and confidentiality.
  • Communicates Effectively: Ability to shift attention between multiple activities and competing demands, and to manipulate the order of tasks by importance.
  • Works Wells With Others: Ability to interface directly with public, physicians, staff, patients, administration and ancillary/support department representatives to achieve optimal outcomes and high quality, patient-centered care.
  • Demonstrates Professionalism: Ability to take personal responsibility for job action and performance, comprehend and perform job responsibilities, and adhere to the policies and procedure of the facility.
  • Embraces Learning: Ability to actively learn and follow instructions, policies, and procedures in a timely fashion, including the ability to learn new techniques or procedures without incurring overwhelming stress.
 

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