Patient Attendant Safety Aide-Float Pool
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Schedule: 3-12 hour Days/Nights7a-7p and 7p-7a rotating. Weekends as needed by department, but at least 2 weekends/month. Float to assigned unit and hospital.
Dress Code: black polo top with khaki pants
Base Pay: $17 per hour/base rate
Perform work under the supervision of a registered nurse, the patient attendant safety aide maintains constant direct observation and visualization of identified patient(s).
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
- Constant and direct observation of the patient.
- Monitoring changes in the patient's physical, emotional, and mental condition. Communicate the status of the patient, including any changes. Observing and reporting patients' behavioral changes.
- Document observation in electronic health record.
- Support staff with ambulation and mobilization of patients.
- Support staff with personal hygiene: bathing, oral hygiene, nail care, and grooming. Support staff with repositioning, feeding, and toileting.
Other duties as assigned:
- Remote Safety Observer: Using live video monitering of assigned patients
- Personal Protective Equipment Observer: Assist with applying and removing of clinical outerwear of health care professionals.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Work requires completion of a high school diploma or equivalent.
Work generally requires six months of experience in the hospital setting.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Understands basic first aid and CPR, and is capable of administering them if need be. Demonstrates a personal interest in the health and well-being of others. Is willing to place the needs of others first. Has the ability to work without supervision. Is able to maintain patient confidentiality. Possesses good time management skills. Has good physical strength and stamina.
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