Patient Safety Attendant PRN
Company: Oviedo Medical Center
Posted on: October 14, 2021
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
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.
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
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
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
Performs other duties as
Education: High School Diploma or
Experience: 1+ years of
experience in a healthcare setting
Certification: Current BLS is
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