Patient Safety Aide Lvl 1 - ED- PRN

Gettysburg, PA | Nursing Support | Tracking Code: 70768

NEW! $15 Minimum Wage Starts July 4

WellSpan Health is committed to ensuring all our team members and their families are well supported for the valued contributions every individual makes to our patients and mission. Starting July 4, we will increase our minimum pay rate to $15 per hour—including for new hires!

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Nurse Manager or designated RN, this role serves to protect our patients who are impulsive and at risk for falls. . This is a non-clinical employee who serves as a patient observer to assist in the prevention of falls and deter impulsive behaviors.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Accountabilities:

  1. Maintains patient safety by preventing falls and injury due to impulsiveness.
  2. Applies principles of caring and healing in interactions with patients and families and with colleagues.
  3. Provides for patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction.
  4. Maintains patient environment in a safe and orderly manner.
  5. Visualization of patient is required throughout assignment. The sitter should be positioned to respond to quickly to the patient’s needs and safety.
  6. Must be present and mindful of the patient and environment at all times.
  7. Observant of the patient’s activity and behavior and communicates on a regular basis to the nurse. Reports any pertinent observations to the RN. Obtains verbal report from the patient’s nurse to include information regarding the patient’s identified care needs.
  8. Communicate in a professional manner and demonstrates respect for patient, families/significant other and other healthcare members
  9. Offers support and feedback to peers and staff.
  10. Documents required information in the Electronic Health Record (EHR).
  11. May be assigned to observe patients who are in isolation.
 

NonEssential Accountabilities:

  1. Attends meetings as required.
  2. Performs other related duties as identified.
 

Common Expectations:

  1. Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  2. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • No prior experience required
  • Minimum Education:
    • :Less Than High School
  • Required Certification:
    • :BLS certification; Child Abuse Clearance
    • Req Courses/TrainingWellSpan High Risk Observation Training Class (in person training) or per entity requirement; Epic Training
  • Physical Demands:
    • Mostly sedentary work
    • Occasional prolonged standing/walking
    • Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling
  • Skills:
    • Good customer service skills

 

Anne Kohler
Anne Kohler
Talent Acquisition Consultant
NEW! $15 Minimum Wage Starts July 4
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 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.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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)