Patient Safety Attendant-MWHS

Nursing Administration



various shifts

High school or GED

Job Summary:
Under the direction of the RN this position will perform companionship duties for hospitalized patients to ensure patient safety. This position is responsible for staying with a patient for the duration of their assignment.  The position will promote positive relationships with patient/family and hospital staff. 

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Continuously observe the patient's activity and behavior to ensure a safe and comfortable environment.
Communicate on a regular basis with the RN and report changes in patient condition, problems, concerns and/or visual observations. This includes patient behaviors that could result in harm to self or others.
Obtain vital signs and communicate findings to RN, as requested.
Assist patients with hygiene needs as appropriate. 
Assist the RN/CNA with linen changes and repositioning the patient.
Support the RN with the accurate measurement and reporting of intake.
Assist the patient with nourishment/meals.
Maintain patient environment in a safe and orderly manner.
Accompany patients to medical procedures and tests.  Maintain observation of the patient during the procedures and tests.
Ensure coverage by the RN or designee prior to leaving patient unattended.
Document duties performed in the electronic medical record (EMR).
Performs other duties as assigned. 

High School diploma or equivalent
Ability to speak, read, and understand written orders
Ability to write reports in English.