Job Description

Req # 24728

Patient Safety Attendant · Maricopa Medical Center

Phoenix

Per Diem - Part Time 12 Hours Per Week, Varied

Flat Rate (08F) - $12.00

Under the direction of the Nurse Manager and with the general supervision of a Registered Nurse, the Patient Safety Attendant (PSA) performs nursing related services for pediatric through geriatric patients requiring increased monitoring greater than is available with general unit staff. This position is maintained in the Internal Resource Pool and floats to multiple units as needed. The (PSA) stays in assigned patient's room and is cognizant of patient's safety needs. This position notifies professional staff of the patient's needs and alerts them in case of an emergency. Documents on observation flow sheet and assists licensed nursing staff with cares as delegated. This position is assigned to support the provision of a safe environment for patients who meet the following criteria: a) Suicidal patient b) Administrative hold patient c) Pediatric patient not boarded in a secured area and/or at risk of harm, d) Impulsive e) Self-injurious f) Cognitively impaired / confused g) Unsteady gait. The PSA works collaboratively with all members of the unit including the patient and family and is a vital component to patient care.

Qualifications:

Requires a High school diploma or GED certificate. Prefer prior experience as a patient safety attendant in a hospital, nursing home or home care setting to medical or behavioral needs patients. Prefer one (1) year of hospital experience as a patient care assistant or patient safety attendant. Must successfully complete an approved MIHS computer clas. Requires BLS. A BLS card obtained through an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center and will be required within 3 months. Must successfully complete EVE training within 6 months. Bilingual is preferred. Must have ability to work with culturally diverse people. Requires excellent communication, time management and leadership skills. Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.



Living our values
At Maricopa Integrated Health System, our values inspire us to dream big and reach high. And we’re delivering some of the most sophisticated care in the country, while making a genuine difference in the lives of our patients and each other. That's the power of an environment driven by values like respect, leadership, compassion and education.

We are:
  • Maricopa Medical Center, a critical care hospital - the largest teaching hospital in AZ
  • The Arizona Burn Center, a nationally renowned regional burn center- 2nd largest in the nation
  • A level 1 Trauma Center and emergency department
  • The Arizona Children’s Center at MIHS, a 24/7 Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Unit
  • The Comprehensive Healthcare Center
  • The Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center
  • 12 Family Health Centers located throughout Maricopa County
Come live these values and enjoy:
  • Competitive wages
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Arizona State Retirement System Plan with a lifelong pension upon retirement
  • Generous PTO + 10 holidays per year
MIHS is an equal opportunity employer.

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