Patient Safety Attendant

  • LewisGale Hospital-Montgomery
  • Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Jun 20, 2022
Full time Other

Job Description

Description

Introduction Are you passionate about the patient experience? At HCA Healthcare, we are committed to caring for patients with purpose and integrity. We care like family! Jump-start your career as a(an) Patient Safety Attendant today with LewisGale Hospital Montgomery.

Benefits LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:
  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)
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Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Come join our team as a(an) Patient Safety Attendant. We care for our community! Just last year, HCA Healthcare and our colleagues donated $13.8 million dollars to charitable organizations. Apply Today!

Job Summary and Qualifications

The Patient Safety Attendant (PSA) participates in high-quality, patient-centered care by providing continuous observation and monitoring for high risk patients. In collaboration with the patient care team, the PSA ensures the patient environment is free of obstacles and minimizes risk of falls and accidental or intentional self-harm. The PSA may also assist with basic activities of daily living.

SPECIFIC ELEMENTS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THIS ROLE:

Accountable and Responsible for Clinical Judgement
  • Provides consistent, direct observation of assigned patients
  • Assures safe environment for patient at all times
  • Remains with patient at all times including observation during toileting, procedures and testing both in and out of room
  • Intervenes as needed to prevent patient from harming self or others.
  • Seeks immediate assistance, as needed, in order to maintain safe environment for self, patient and others.
  • Documents required information according to hospital policy
  • Communicates effectively and professionally with internal and external customers.
  • Stays abreast of new information pertaining to hospital/unit function and policies.
  • Adheres to hospital and unit policies
Duty to Self and Others through Clinical Inquiry
  • Professionally resolves or seeks assistance for problems and conflict.
  • Timely collaborates with the healthcare team to report critical information or change in condition.
  • Attends staff meetings, completes annual educational requirements, and other specified learning activities on time.
Committed to Caring Practices
  • Demonstrates professional caring practices through sensitivity, respect, engagement, and assessing for patient and family satisfaction.
  • Promote a safe and therapeutic atmosphere for patients, co-workers, other departments and customers.
  • Promotes comfort and prevents suffering through presence and attentiveness.
  • Promotes a culture of safety.
Collaborates within the Healthcare Environment
  • Demonstrates and promotes hospital Mission, Vision, Philosophy and Core Values.
  • Communicates professionally with other team members and colleagues by following approved methods of communication as applicable.
Contributes to the Healthcare Environment
  • Attends staff meetings as required.
    • Promote a work environment that is free from harassment.
    • A professional role model within the community when representing the organization.


CERTIFICATION:
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification upon hire or within 90 days of employment (required)
HOURS:
  • Available to work 12-hour shifts
  • Nights and weekends


LewisGale Hospital Montgomery has provided quality healthcare services since 1910. We give patient's access to trained physicians and advanced technology. Our 140+ bed hospital is one of the leading acute care facilities in Southwest Virginia and New River Valley. We specialize in heart and vascular care-with the only cardiac catheterization lab in the New River Valley. We perform percutaneous coronary intervention - (stent and angioplasty). We provide services in orthopedic and spine care, and heartburn treatment at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery's Heartburn Treatment Center. Our maternity services through our family-focused Birthing Center facilities have award-winning lactation consultants.

At LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, our care like family culture extends to our patients, our people and our community. We are committed to each other because when we join together, our patients are cared for in the safest and most compassionate way.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"The great hospitals will always put the patient and the patient's family first, and the really great institutions will provide care with warmth, compassion, and dignity for the individual." - Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Patient Safety Attendant opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Company Description:

HCA Healthcare is a collaborative healthcare network, driven by physicians, nurses and colleagues helping each other champion the practice of medicine to give people a healthier tomorrow. With a comprehensive network of more than 270,000 people across approximately 1,800 care facilities, our scale enables us to deliver great outcomes for our patients, provide superior nursing care and be a preferred place for physicians to practice medicine. We never stop in our pursuit of insights and care advances based on the knowledge and data we gain from approximately 30 million patient encounters a year. Every day, we raise the bar to improve the way healthcare is delivered, not just in our facilities, but everywhere. We're committed to improving more lives in more ways, and above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.