Patient Safety Attendant PRN in Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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Poinciana Medical Center

Patient Safety Attendant PRN

Kissimmee, FL, United States
PRN/Per Diem • PRN
Nursing Support   Job ID: 26450-17950
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SHIFT: PRN
SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem


Poinciana Medical Center is a four-story, 150,000 square foot hospital with 70 private beds and a six-bed private ICU. We provide a full range of acute care services including emergency services, inpatient and outpatient diagnostic imaging, inpatient and outpatient surgery, cardiac catheterization, laboratory, pharmacy, and a full range of support services. Our ED is approximately 14,500 square feet and consists of 22 private treatment rooms, an EMS entrance and a helicopter pad.

 

 

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 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.

Qualifications

Position Requirements:

Education:
  • 1+ years of experience in a healthcare setting preferred
Certifications:
  • BLS through American Heart Association or Red Cross required
  • De-Escalation Training (CPI) required within 90 days of hire
 

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Nursing Support
PRN/Per Diem • PRN

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