SUMMARY: The primary purpose of the Patient Safety Attendant is to perform a variety of routine care tasks under the direction of nursing staff to assist medical and nursing personnel in the observation of patients who may be disoriented, confused, or potentially suicidal.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. High school diploma or GED. Crisis prevention training, or must acquire within 6 months of employment, required. BLS Required. Current AHA Healthcare provider, American Red Cross or Kootenai Health BLS within 60 days of hire. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: · Majority of shift spent sitting up to of 4-6 hours, depending on length of shift. · Occasionally assists with moving, transferring and positioning of patients with assistance. · Read charts, dials, equipment settings, literature and other printed and handwritten materials. · Communicate with patients, physicians, families and co-workers in person and on telephone. · Work with equipment and manipulate equipment settings, computer keyboard, etc.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Kootenai Health operates 24 hours per day each day of the year, operational needs of departments may require that you be available to work all shifts, weekends and holidays to meet the needs of the patients. Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment. Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment. Potential exposure to hostile individuals.