Ascension Health Patient Safety Attendant / St John Macomb Hospital / FT Nights in Warren, Michigan
Additional Job Information
Title: Patient Safety Attendant
City, State: Warren,MI
Location: St John Macomb Hospital
Department: Nursing Administration 002
Additional Job Details: FT Nights
St. John Providence Health System is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit Catholic Health system in the United States.
Our Mission, Vision and Values: St. John Providence Health System, as a Catholic health ministry, is committed to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals in the communities we serve, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.
Our Values: We are called to: Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication
Our Vision: Our passion for healing calls us to cultivate trust, advocate wellness, and transform healthcare.
The Patient Safety Attendant performs basic patient monitoring activities under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN).
Remains at bedside of assigned patient at all times unless relieved by an appropriate staff member.
Assists in calming and/or reorienting patient in cases of agitation or confusion.
Removes visible hazards and/or broken equipment from immediate environment and reports as appropriate.
Assists with keeping patient's room clean, safe and orderly.
Maintains visual observations at all times. Accompanies patient when diagnostic testing is required. Immediately summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance, control, or other nursing interventions or exhibits unusual behavior or verbalizations. Immediately reports any potentially dangerous behavior or concerning conversations to the nurse.
Participates in hand-off of pertinent information/behavior about assigned patient when arriving on unit and upon completion of shift assignment. Arranges meal break times with nurse and informs nurse prior to leaving patient for any reason in order that relief is provided to ensure constant patient observation. Never leaves patient alone.
Assists patient with ordering dietary tray, setting up of patient's meal trays, feeding patient, basic positioning of patient, taking a ride in wheelchair and/or ambulation if patient is stable and gait has been previously determined safe by assigned staff nurse. May assist the PCT or RN with ambulation if directed to by the RN.
Seeks help or advice as soon as possible when patient appears to pose a threat to themselves or others. Participates in a collaborative identification and reporting of patient safety issues. Assures patient environment safe. Seeks assistance with removal of any potential safety hazard from room and reports findings to Charge Nurse
Current Heartsaver CPR AED or Basic Life Support Health Care Provider (BLS-HCP) certification required. The equivalent American Red Cross (ARC) card-validated training will be accepted upon hire but renewals must be through the American Heart Association.
- High school diploma or equivalent required
- 6 months of experience as a Patient Safety Attendant preferred.
How To Apply
If you are interested in joining the St. John Providence Health System team, please apply by completing an online application at stjohnprovidence.org.
If you have questions about the application process or require a reasonable accommodation to complete the application, please contact the Ascension Health Ministry Service Center at 1-855-562-2824 between the hours of 7:30 am and 8:00 pm EST Monday-Friday.
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St. John Providence Health System is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete this application, please let us know.
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