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Patient Safety Attendant-Nursing Float Pool, Fulltime 32hrs, Evening Shift

Company: Catholic Medical Center
Location: Manchester
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

PRIMARY PURPOSE

The Patient Safety Attendant is to remain in constant attendance with the patient.

To function as an important member of the unit-based care delivery team by performing a variety of indirect patient care activities, tasks, and functions as delegated by the Registered Nurse to support the delivery of optimal patient care.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

In accordance with regulations established by the State Board of Nursing, The Joint Commission, as well as the nursing practice standards determined by the Nursing Organization, the Patient Safety Attendant performs the following functions under the general direction of the Department Director and direct supervision of the Clinical Nurse Manager/Registered Nurse.

Essential Functions:

Patient Observation & Safety

  • Renders observational care to patients within an assigned unit of the hospital, in support of medical care as directed by medical staff and pursuant to objectives and policies of the hospital.
  • Follows guidelines of care outlined in the Nursing Division Policy and Procedures.
  • Maintains patient privacy and dignity.
  • Ensures confidentiality of patient, employee, legal, budget and all Catholic Medical Center matters.
  • Obtains shift report and plan of care for the assigned shift. Verbalizes appropriate use of assistive devices i.e., hearing aids, glasses, teeth.
  • Regularly reports all observations, symptoms, deviations from normal, and changes to the patient's condition to the Registered Nurse, and/or Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Report behavior and/or cognition changes to nursing personnel.
  • Anticipate need for assistance in providing safety for the patient.
  • Observes the safety of the patient and identifies any potential alterations in safety, including environmental hazards.
  • Provides constant visual contact and observation of patient at all times until relieved by another staff member.
  • Constant observation may include, but is not limited to, accompanying patient to various testing and/or departments throughout the organization and monitoring bathroom privileges.
  • Orients and re-orients patient as appropriate.
  • Engages patient in therapeutic activities, if appropriate.
  • Call nursing personnel to attend to any patient needs.
  • Verbalize understanding of proper restraint of use and various types.
  • Performs designated indirect care and keeps the immediate environment and work area clean, organized, and presentable based on room needs.
  • Carries out appropriate duties and all hospital codes, other emergency situations, and fires/disaster drills.
    Communication
  • Responds to patient concerns and acts as a liaison by communicating directly with the Registered Nurse responsible for the patient on a regular basis.
  • Demonstrates respect for the patient's right to information dignity, privacy, and confidentiality.
  • Uses judgment in providing information based on the situation and is sensitive to individual and organizational concerns.
  • Maintains effective verbal and non-verbal communication with patients and families, as well as positive working relationship with co-workers and the public.
  • Communicates using therapeutic techniques.
  • Reports to oncoming nursing personnel effective activities that help keep a patient engaged.
    Secondary Functions:
  • Exercises care in the use and operations of Catholic Medical Center equipment and reference materials.
  • Reports problems with equipment and supplies to the Clinical Nurse Manager, Registered Nurse or Charge Nurse.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or directed.

    Qualifications
    WORK SCHEDULE:
  • May include 8-12 hours per day with weekend coverage based on individual unit needs.
  • Personnel are expected to cover for absences by rotating or working extra shifts.
  • Personnel are assigned to one area upon employment, but may be required to assume assignments in other areas to meet patient needs. QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education:
    • High school diploma or equivalent. Experience:
      • Previous hospital/patient care experience preferred. Licensure/Certification:
        • BLS certified. If not BLS certified, must obtain BLS certification prior to completion of orientation, not to exceed 21 days from date of hire with Catholic Medical Center. Must maintain BLS throughout employment. Statement of Other Duties:

          This document describes the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.

Keywords: Catholic Medical Center, Manchester , Patient Safety Attendant-Nursing Float Pool, Fulltime 32hrs, Evening Shift, Healthcare , Manchester, New Hampshire

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