Patient Safety Attendant (Sitter)
Company: Ochsner Health System
Posted on: November 16, 2023
We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942,
but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal,
lead, educate, andinnovate.Webelieve that every award earned, every
record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated
employees who fill our hallways. At Ochsner, whether you work with
patients every day or support those who do, you are making a
difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner
Health and discover your future today! This job works
collaboratively with a licensed nurse and Patient Care Technicians
under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse to maintain
patient safety and provide for the delivery of basic patient care.
Provides constant observation of the patient (remains with the
patient), notifies nursing personnel of changes in behavior or
status and when leaving the room, and intervenes as needed to
maintain patient safety and/or prevent patient elopement.
Communicates effectively with co-workers, patients, family and
visitors and may be required to perform other non-clinical duties
as assigned if no patient safety attendant assignment is available.
Education Required -High school diploma or equivalent. Work
Required -None. Preferred - Prior experience with psychiatric
Experience with computer data entry. Certifications Required
-Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American
Heart Association. Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI)
training to be obtained prior to independent patient care. Current
certification as a Nursing Assistant is required for those employed
in Skilled Nursing Facilities/Units or areas where they provide
Patient Care Tech duties. Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Good communication skills and ability to communicate
therapeutically with psychiatric and mentally ill patients.
- Ability to use independent judgment to monitor and respond to
patient related changes in condition.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Proficiency in using computers, software, and web-based
applications. Job Duties
- Maintains a clean and safe environment in the patient care
- Assists with the plan of care as delegated by the staff
nurse/department lead within the scope of practice.
- Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educations,
safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients
served in the assigned area.
- Communicates effectively with patients, families and MDT.
- Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including
but not limited to respect for privacy, method of introduction to
the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be
performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
- Performs other related duties as required. The above statements
describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an
exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and
skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at
any time. This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance
& Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate
reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable
behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy,
and/or other compliance-related concerns.
The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, protected veteran status, or disability
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not
limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of
force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of
force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for
sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where
patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with
specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational
risk for exposure to all communicable diseases. Because the
incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be
occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or
hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport,
storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or
disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may
increase depending on the essential job duties of the role. Are you
ready to make a difference? Apply Today! Ochsner Health does not
consider an individual an applicant until they have formally
applied to the open position on this careers website. Individuals
who reside in and will work from the following areas are not
eligible for remote work position: Colorado, California,
Washington, and New York. Ochsner Health endeavors to make our site
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