Patient Safety Attendant

Lifepoint Hospitals Sanford , NC 27332

Posted 2 months ago

Summary:

Working under the supervision of a nurse, the patient safety attendant maintains constant direct observation and visualization of identified patient(s).

Essential Functions:

  • Successful completion of hospital behavioral management program (verbal & physical) within first 30 days of employment.

  • Watches patients at all times, never leave the patient unattended without proper relief.

  • Correctly identifies behaviors, events, or environmental factors that may predispose a patient to violent/destructive actions or increased agitation, reports sign of escalation to the patient's nurse.

  • Keep patient room door partially open at all times, remove dangerous items from room, identify ligature/suicide risks and mitigate or eliminate those risks, screen all items brought into the room by visitors, and avoid wearing items around the neck.

  • Maintains patient information confidentiality.

  • Maintain competencies required for position.

Required Education:

High school diploma or equivalent Required

Required Certification:

CNA certification is desired.

American Heart Association BLS is required upon hire.


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Patient Safety Attendant

Lifepoint Hospitals