Patient Safety Aide - Emergency Department - Gettysburg Hospital - PRN (Students Considered)

Gettysburg, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 56132

Position Summary:

PRN

On Call As Needed 

Students Considered

 

General Summary:


Under the direct supervision of the Nurse Manager or designated RN supervisor, attends patients at risk for falls and/or at risk for pulling out IV lines/tubes, in order to avoid the use of restraints. Provides simple assistance such as ambulation, simple toileting, repositioning and assistance with feeding/fluids. Participates in the provision of diversional activities such as playing cards, board games, reorientation, etc.


Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Attends patients at risk for falls and/or at risk for pulling out IV lines/tubes, in order to avoid the use of restraints.
2 Provides simple assistance such as ambulation, simple toileting, repositioning and assistance with feeding/fluids.
3 Participates in the provision of diversional activities such as playing cards, board games, reorientation, etc.

Department Description:

The Gettysburg Hospital’s emergency department features 18 private treatment rooms (13 stretcher rooms and five fast care rooms) as well as new patient amenities that include a vending area, café seating, a pediatric/special needs waiting area.


 


 

Required Skills
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
  • Must work cooperatively with other team members within the department 
  • Current experience in a hospital or clinical setting providing patient care and/or observation services is preferred.  May consider other relevant experience involving care of the elderly, disabled and/or in incapacitated, children, etc., as well as other community volunteer/service experience 
  • Requires the ability to successfully complete the on-the-job training

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene, and his home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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