Patient Safety Attendant in Danville, VA at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 7/24/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

SOVAH Health - Danville

Provides observation for patients requiring supervision for safety reasons, i.e., patients on suicide precautions and patients with compromised judgment, patients who need companion due to the state of confusion or agitation. Assists patients with general comfort needs, meals, re-positioning, as needed. Assists patients with bed- chair transfers and will also transport patients as needed.

Interacts with patients as appropriate to provide diversionary activities to engage the patient, such as reading to the patient, working on a puzzle or similar activity, conversing with the patient, etc.

Assists with patient re-positioning and assists patient with bed- chair transfers.

Assists patient with meals, feeds patients as needed.

Helps patient with general comfort needs, e.g. adjust covers, or pillow, assists with water cup, etc.

Escorts patients with ambulatory privileges and stays with the patient at all times.

Assists patients to the bathroom and supervises the patient at all times, requests assistance as needed.

Adheres to the Suicide Precautions Policy & Procedure when supervising a patient on restraints.

Adheres to the Restraint Policy and Procedure when supervising a patient on restraints.

Transports patients via wheelchair, stretcher or bed to designated sites as requested, including patients with oxygen tanks, intravenous pumps, drips, monitors and other equipment.

Assists patients with entering and exiting vehicles, including transfer from or to wheelchairs or stretchers.

Transports patients for internal tests and transports discharged patients to exit.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education
High school diploma or equivalent required.

Required Skills
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Requires flexibility in scheduling and ability to work all shift patterns including week-ends and holidays to insure continuity of care and appropriateness of nursing coverage to the patients of Sovah Health Danville on all units.

Required Skills
Certifications:
Heartsaver CPR American Heart Association (AHA) required.

Required Skills
Licenses:

Minimum Work Experience
Experience in a patient care setting preferred.


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