Fort Pierce, Florida

Description

SHIFT: PRN
SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem


Patient Safety Attendant (Sitters)
PRN, .001 FTE

Lawnwood Regional Medical Center

Fort Pierce, FL
 

Facility Description:

Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute is a 380-bed acute-care hospital offering a full range of services. Lawnwood is home to the most experienced Heart Institute on the Treasure Coast providing interventional and therapeutic care, including open-heart surgery. Other hospital services include adult and pediatric emergency services, labor/delivery and birthing, pediatrics, orthopedics, oncology, nuclear medicine, diagnostic services, as well as inpatient and outpatient surgical services.

 

Lawnwood is designated by the Joint Commission as a Certified Primary Stroke Center. The Physical Rehabilitation Center is CARF accredited and we are designated a Level II Trauma Center by the Florida Department of Health and verified by the American College of Surgeons. We also offer a freestanding ER in Vero Beach providing emergency treatment for adults and children closer to home. Additionally Lawnwood offers the area’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). At Lawnwood patients come first – no matter what! We invite you to work in a fast-paced environment with a team of top healthcare professionals while enjoying a culturally vibrant, yet laid-back quality of life centered on Treasure Coast beaches, boating, fishing, community and the outdoors.

 
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.
  • Current BLS Healthcare Provider certification from the American Heart Association
  • 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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