El Paso, Texas

Description

Description 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, student loan assistance 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

*Where applicable, instructor card accepted in place of student credential.

El Paso, Texas

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