Patient Attendant / Sitter - Casual - Forbes Hospital

Job ID: J135311
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Monroeville, PA, United States
Facility: Forbes Hospital
Full/Part Time: Part time
Job Type: Casual
Posted at: Jan 8, 2019

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Description

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Supports the professional nurse by observing the patient and assuring the provision of a safe environment.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs selected activates related to patient care (i.e. accompanies patients to tests, physical therapy, occupational therapy, stays in assigned patient’s room and is observant of patient’s needs, and provides diversional activities). (40%)
  • Monitors and proactively intervenes to maintain patient safety by immediately communicating the need for assistance. (30%)
  • Demonstrates effective verbal communication skills by communicating pertinent patient data accurately and in a timely fashion. (20%)
  • Assumes responsibility for own educational development. (10%)
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • If not already certified at the time of hire, CPR certification and Crisis Management intervention training will be required and provided during orientation.

Preferred

  • Previous patient care experience.
  • CPR certification.
  • CPI certification.

Compliance Requirement: As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

Summary

Supports the professional nurse by observing the patient and assuring the provision of a safe environment.

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