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Patient Safety Attendant St. Elizabeth Boardman Full Time

Location: Youngstown, OH
Company: Bon Secours Mercy Health
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MISSION
The mission of Mercy Health is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health of our communities with emphasis on people who are poor and under-served.
SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Main Accountabilities Statement
The Patient Safety Companion works under the direction of the manager and/or their designee. He or she is to observe and assist with keeping patients safe.
Patient Safety Companions are utilized as an alternative to restraints.
QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION :
High School Diploma/GED.
Heart Saver certification required.
EXPERIENCE:
Previous patient encounter experience.
Customer friendly.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Knowledge and skill required to perform the job responsibilities for both technical and dimensional content.
- Follows detailed written and oral instructions.
- Completes specific, routine tasks.
- Requires basic reading, writing, or simple arithmetic skills.
- May operate basic equipment/machinery.
PROBLEM SOLVING/DECISION MAKING:
The degree to which judgment and analysis must be exercised in planning, investigating issues, and evaluating alternative solutions to the challenges posed by the job. Deals with the nature of the decisions, the variety of problems, and how decisions are made in context of the typical requirements of the job.
- Work is routine.
- Makes decisions based on detailed procedures; technical aids generally available.
- Has clear-cut alternatives available and usually follows a specified course of action.
SCOPE OF IMPACT/ACCOUNTABILITY:
The potential impact of actions on results of Mercy Health and the job's accountability for achieving results.
- Impact is generally focused on immediate work area. May also affect closely related activities in other work units or teams on a temporary basis.
- Influence is indirect and supportive in nature.
- Accountability is restricted.
- Activities are usually assigned by others.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION:
The nature and frequency of interpersonal human relations skills required by the job. The extent to which the job requires cooperation and tact in meeting or influencing others by phone, correspondence, or personal contact.
- Works independently.
- Interactions are generally brief and informal.
- Requires common courtesy.
PRINCIPAL JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Maintains the patient's safety to prevent falls, keep medical tubes and IV's intact. Protects the patient's dignity at all times. Contacts nursing staff immediately of any concern regarding the patient's condition. Ensures that nursing staff will sit with patient during all periods out of the room (breaks or lunch). Provides comfort such as blanket, pillow, etc. Prepares patient for meals, feeds patient and other fluids as appropriate after checking with nursing staff. Observes standard precautions and aseptic techniques. Provides friendly assistance to patient's family members and visitors. Acts as a liaison and support person for family members. Communicates all pertinent patient information to the nursing staff. Helps nursing staff assist patient to the bathroom if requested. Helps nursing staff to turn patients if requested. Seeks assistance appropriately. Uses calming, healing methods such as reading, music, relaxation techniques, etc.. May sit with two (2) patients in a semi-private room when delegated by the nurse.
When a STNA or HCA is assigned as a Patient Safety Companion during his/her regular shift, the employee must function to the full level of the regular job description.
JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES - Other:
The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.
We'll also reward your hard work with:
- Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
- Prescription drug coverage
- Flexible spending accounts
- Life insurance w/AD&D
- An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
- Paid time off
- Educational Assistance
- And much more
S* *cheduled Weekly Hours:
40
Work Shift:
Nights (United States of America)
Department:
Intermediate PCCU1 - St. Elizabeth
All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com
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