Patient Safety Assistant

  • Samaritan Health Services
  • 930 SW Abbey St Newport Oregon 97365 United States
  • Feb 06, 2019
As needed Nursing

Job Description

  • JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE
    • Under the direction of the RN assists with patient care in accordance with scope of responsibility and competencies. Provides constant observation of patients who are confused, at risk for causing injury to themselves or others, or whose behavior is unpredictable or difficult to manage. Reports changes in patient condition immediately to the RN.
  • DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION
    • The Emergency Department provides care for patients with a wide variety of needs from non-critical to emergent medical conditions including emergent and urgent mental health care. All patients are welcome whether walking in or arriving by emergency transport. All Emergency Department staff are certified to care for critical cardiac and trauma patients including children.
  • EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS
    • Successful completion of SHS Patient Safety Assistant training program or equivalent required.
    • Healthcare Provider BLS required.
    • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
    • Previous practical experience in a medical setting preferred.
  • KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES
    • Time Management: Ability to organize, plan and prioritize work to complete within required time frames and to follow-up on pending issues. Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in dynamic fast-paced environments and under pressure.
    • Social Perceptiveness: Ability to work with a diverse population from pediatrics to geriatrics. Basic understanding of age-related differences in caring for and/or communicating with patients and caregivers. Possess personal sensitivity to the needs and experiences of others and a non-judgmental attitude towards persons of differing standards, values, lifestyles, and ages.
    • Communication: Effective written and oral communication skills to explain complex issues, exchange information between team members, and tactfully discuss issues.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Rarely
(1 - 10% of the time)

Occasionally
(11 - 33% of the time)

Frequently
(34 - 66% of the time)

Continually
(67 – 100% of the time)

LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 40 - 60 Lbs

CLIMB - STAIRS

SQUAT Static (hold >30 sec)

KNEEL (on knees)

SIT

LIFT (Waist to Eye: up to 54") 0 - 20 Lbs

CARRY 1-handed, 0 - 20 pounds

LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 20 - 40 Lbs

LIFT (Knee to chest: 24"-54") 0 - 20 Lbs

LIFT (Overhead: 54" and above) 0 - 20 Lbs

CARRY 2-handed, 20 - 40 pounds

SQUAT Repetitive

ROTATE TRUNK Sitting

REACH - Upward

PUSH (0-20 pounds force)

PULL (0-20 pounds force)

WALK - LEVEL SURFACE

LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 0 - 20 Lbs

STAND

CARRY 2-handed, 0 - 20 pounds

BEND FORWARD at waist

ROTATE TRUNK Standing

REACH - Forward

MANUAL DEXTERITY Hands/wrists

PINCH Fingers

GRASP Hand/Fist

FINGER DEXTERITY

None specified