Patient Safety Attendant PRN in Oviedo, Florida, United States
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Oviedo Medical Center

Patient Safety Attendant PRN New

Oviedo, FL, United States
PRN/Per Diem • PRN
Nursing Support   Job ID: 26750-2552
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SHIFT: PRN
SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem


Oviedo Medical Center, the new 64-bed acute care hospital, provides a full range of healthcare services to east Seminole County and surrounding communities. Services include medical and surgical inpatient units, intensive care, medical cardiology, telemetry, cardiac catheterization, inpatient and outpatient surgery, women’s services including labor and delivery, cardiopulmonary services, comprehensive diagnostic imaging and 24/7 emergency care. Oviedo Medical Center is designed with the patient in mind with personalized care, all private rooms and the newest medical technology available. Oviedo Medical Center is located at the intersection of Red Bug Lake Road and State Road 426.

 

Oviedo Medical Center is currently seeking a Patient Safety Attendant to join our team.  This position will be PRN (As Needed) on both the Day and Night shifts.


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.


Position Description

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Restocks non-medicinal patient room supplies as needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

 

Qualifications
  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)

  • Experience: 1+ years of experience in a healthcare setting

  • Certification: Current BLS is required.

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Nursing Support
PRN/Per Diem • PRN

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