Maricopa Integrated Health System
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Patient Safety Attendant - Patient Safety Attendant
at Maricopa Integrated Health System
Patient Safety Attendant
Maricopa Medical Center
Per Diem - Part Time 12 Hours Per Week
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.
Per Diem Position-12 hr shift with the possibility to pick-up additional shifts.