Patient Safety Attendant (PSA) - PRN at HCA Healthcare in Okeechobee, Florida

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Job Description:

Description

SHIFT: PRN
SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem


Patient Safety Attendant (Sitters)

PRN/PRN - FTE .001

Raulerson Hospital

Okeechobee, FL

 

 

 

Facility Description:

 

Since 1979 Raulerson Hospital has been providing the rural community of Okeechobee with quality healthcare and a personal touch. As the sole hospital provider in Okeechobee County, Raulerson Hospital is a 100-bed acute care facility offering a wide range of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services. Raulerson is licensed by Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) as a Primary Stroke Center and provides comprehensive multi-modality diagnostic services accredited by the American College of Radiology. Raulerson’s surgical services include minimally invasive procedures, which can result in shorter hospital stays and a faster recovery.

 

Raulerson Hospital is a unique, small community hospital with state of the art practices, located in a down to earth community. Our spot in the Big Lake area of Central Florida affords world-class sports fishing, natural beauty, easygoing lifestyle and friendly people. We are always seeking dedicated professionals to join our dynamic healthcare team and become a member of our family. Many nursing students, who spend time with Raulerson Hospital during their clinical rotations, choose to join us upon their graduation because they enjoy the friendly, helpful atmosphere amongst our staff and patients. We invite you to learn more about us and our community.

 

 

 

Benefits:

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, and employee stock purchase program.

 

Job 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.

 

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • 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.

  • Restocks non-medicinal patient room supplies as needed.

 


Qualifications


  • High school graduate or
    equivalent preferred.

  • American Red Cross or
    American Heart Association Basic Life Support Course (BLS or BCLS) and
    certification.


  • 1+ year(s) of experience in a
    healthcare setting preferred.

  • 1+ year(s) of experience in an
    acute care setting preferred.

  • Ability to read and communicate
    effectively in English

  • Basic computer knowledge



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