Patient Safety Attendant in FT Walton Beach, Florida, United States
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HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital

Patient Safety Attendant

FT Walton Beach, FL, United States
Full-time • Nights > 10 Hrs/Wkends Rotate
Nursing Support   Job ID: 186698
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Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is a 267-bed top-performing quality hospital with over 200 of the most highly respected and qualified physicians in the area. It is the only acute care hospital in the Tri-County area that offers open heart surgery, an Advanced Primary Stroke Center accredited by the Joint Commission and an Accredited Chest Pain Center. An affiliate of the UAB Cancer Community Network, Fort Walton offers a Cancer Care Center that is accredited by the Commission on Cancer. Fort Walton Beach Medical Center also provides advanced care for critically ill patients, including cardiovascular and trauma injury care, and emergency services, including a main ER, Pediatric ER and Destin ER. Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is in partnership with Twin Cities Hospital, located in Niceville. We are also the parent company of the Rehabilitation Institute, both located in Destin.

 

Position Summary

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.

 

Major Responsibilities:

Quality

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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.

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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.

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Monitors patient physical and emotional condition.  Reports any changes in status promptly while remaining direct line of sight with the patient.

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Intervenes as needed to prevent patient from harming self or others.  Seeks immediate assistance for escalating incidents.

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

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

Service

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

People

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

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Assists in the orientation of new staff as needed.

Growth

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

Finance

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Restocks non-medicinal patient room supplies as needed.

Other

Performs other duties as assigned.

Practices and adheres to the “Code of Conduct” and “Mission and Value Statement.”

 

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Some of our unique benefits we offer include:

  • Student Loan Repayment
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs
  • Paid Personal Leave
  • 401k (100% annual match – 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Identity Theft Protection discounts
  • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)

 

Education & Experience:

1+ years of experience in a healthcare setting

Preferred

 

Licensure, Certifications, Training:

Credential*:

Required:

Preferred:

Grace Period

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Basic Life Support (BLS)

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N/A

De-Escalation Training

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90 Days

 

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Nursing Support
Full-time • Nights > 10 Hrs/Wkends Rotate

COVID-19 Vaccination

In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dated November 4, 2021, and company policy, this role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations, or to have applied for a medical or religious exemption (including booster for California).

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