Patient Safety Attendant (PSA) at HCA Healthcare in Tamarac, Florida

Posted in Other 24 days ago.

Job Description:


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

Patient Safety Attendant

Nights, Full Time, 0.9 FTE

University Hospital and Medical Center

Tamarac, FL

Facility Description:

Hospital and Medical Center is a 317-bed acute care hospital offering a wide
range of surgical and medical services Since opening in 1974, we have distinguished
ourselves as a leader in breakthroughs in orthopedic care as well as joint
replacement. We continue to build on this tradition in our Orthopedic and Spine
Institute. Our Center for Behavioral Health offers inpatient child, adolescent,
adult and geriatric services while our outpatient services include a Partial
hospitalization program (PHP), Intensive outpatient program (IOP) and a 24 hour
behavioral health support hotline.
are also a
Baker Act receiving facility. University
licensed by Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration and certified by the
Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center.
Our family-friendly ER provides expert,
compassionate care for patients of all ages and special accommodations for
seniors. Other specialty services include a wound care center as well as comprehensive
diagnostic services accredited in multiple modalities including pediatric CT
imaging by the American College of Radiology.

continue a proud tradition of providing high quality personalized care in our
local community. Explore possibilities to join our team where
colleagues are valued and pledge to treat one another with
loyalty, respect, and dignity.


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.


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.


  • 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

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

  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English

  • Basic computer knowledge


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