Patient Safety Attendant at HCA Healthcare in El Paso, Texas

Posted in Other 12 days ago.





Job Description:

Description

SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)
SCHEDULE: Full-time


About Del Sol Medical Center

Since 1974, Del Sol
Medical Center has provided quality healthcare to El Paso and the surrounding
region. As a full-service, acute care hospital in East El Paso with a Level II
Trauma designation in Emergency Services, we continue to expand our services to
meet the growing needs of our tristate community, providing special expertise
in Cardiology, Maternity & Child Services, a Level III NICU, a Center of
Excellence designation for our Bariatric Clinic, a Level II Trauma Center, and
a newly renovated 32-bed Rehabilitation Hospital. The physicians, nurses and
staff at our 350-bed hospital are committed to providing the highest quality
care with compassion and integrity.


Benefits: 

We offer
an excellent total compensation package, for various positions 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. We would love to talk to you about
this fantastic opportunity.


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 and collection of data.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Quality

































 

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. 



 

Collects and documents data in the medical record.

 

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


 

Service





























 

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



 

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 communications. 



 

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.



 

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


 

People













 

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



 

Assists in
the orientation of new staff as needed.


 

Growth









 

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


 

 

Finance









 

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.”


 



Qualifications















































Education & Experience:












1+ years of experience in a healthcare setting



Preferred












                                     



                               












                                     



                               












                                     







                               




Or equivalent combination of education and/or experience

 

 

 





































































Licensure, Certifications, Training:

Credential*:

Required:

Preferred:

Grace Period
(select if applicable):

Basic Life Support (BLS)





N/A

De-Escalation Training





90 Days

Restraint Training—30 days grace period





                                     

CPI Training –30 days grace period





                                     

 





                                     


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