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Patient Safety Attendant - Float Pool - Per Diem/Varied in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 11/12/2018

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Job Description

Job Objective: Under the direction of a licensed nurse, provides special observations of patients through the performance of a variety of non-professional nursing duties. This position is utilized to provide a safe environment for the patient, especially those who are restrained or unrestrained, who need closer observation due to confusion or acting out behavior to prevent injury to self or others and/or elopement. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

A.

  1. Provides observation of patient per doctor’s order
  2. Prevents contamination and/or transfer of infection by adhering to all infection prevention protocols  and Standard Precautions of the hospital
  3.  Assists in the maintenance of a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment
  4. Communicates observations to the Registered Nurse or the Charge Nurse in a timely manner
  5. Documentation: observations of patient’s condition 

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Assists in special projects/assignments as needed 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Demonstrates the Core Values of Antelope Valley Hospital
  • Ability to understand and follow/deliver written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to communicate in an empathetic manner with patients and their families/visitors
  • Ability to organize work and establish priorities
  • Ability to function effectively under pressure and meet time parameters
  • Ability to participate effectively in department and hospital staff education
  • Ability to meet basic health requirements and physical job standards

Core Competencies: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:

Accountability                              

Action Oriented

Customer Focused

Compassion

Effective Communication 

Teamwork

Ethics & Values

Integrity & Trust 

Education and Experience:

Education:

  • High school graduate or the equivalent 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

(Please reference key physical and working conditions)

  • Work can be hectic and requires both physical and mental dexterity
  • On occasion, may be called upon to assist with the physical management of assaultive behaviors
  • Orientation of patients in restraints and other duties to be performed while attending a patient will be provided by the Registered Nurse caring for the patient

A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.

Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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