Patient Safety Attendant PRN in Danville, VA at Sovah Health - Danville

Date Posted: 1/5/2023

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Job Description

SOVAH Health - Danville

Who We Are:



People are our passion and purpose. Come to work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. SOVAH Health - Danville is a 250-bed hospital with the region's only designated Chest Pain Center & Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center. We are an academic teaching site for residents, medical students, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and physician assistants.





Where We Are:



From our beautiful rolling countryside to our thriving downtown, Danville offers big city amenities with quaint, small-town charm. We are home to a thriving arts and entertainment scene, numerous local restaurants and shops, diverse educational institutions, and vast recreational opportunities.





Why Choose Us:




• Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees




• Competitive Paid Time Off / Extended Illness Bank package for full-time employees




• Employee Assistance Program – mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance




• Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants




• Professional development, Growth opportunities, and Mentor-based training




• And much more…





Position Summary:



Sovah Health in Danville, VA. is seeking a Patient Safety Attendant PRN. The PSA PRN will:




  • Provide 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.  

  • Assist patients with general comfort needs, meals, re-positioning, as needed.

  • Assist patients with bed- chair transfers and will also transport patients as needed.  

  • Interact 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.

  • Assist with patient re-positioning and assists patient with bed- chair transfers.

  • Assists patients with meals, feeds patients as needed.

  • Help patients with general comfort needs, e.g., adjust covers, or pillow, assists with water cup, etc.

  • Escorts patients with ambulatory privileges and always stays with the patient.

  • Assists patients to the bathroom and always supervises the patient, 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 transport discharged patients to exit.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

Required Skills

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement, 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 weekends and holidays to insure continuity of care and appropriateness of nursing coverage to the patients of Sovah Health Danville on all units.

Certifications

  • Heartsaver CPR from the American Heart Association required

Minimum Work Experience

  • Experience in a patient care setting preferred.

EEOC Statement:

SOVAH Health - Danville is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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