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HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Patient Safety Attendant (PSA) in Miami, Florida

Patient Safety Attendant (PSA) Night Full Time FTE 0.9 Mercy Hospital Miami, FL * * Facility Description: Since 1950 Mercy Hospital has been serving the healthcare needs of South Florida. Licensed for 488-beds, Accredited by the Joint Commission, Mercy Hospital is affiliated with more than 1,000 physicians representing a wide range of medical specialties to serve the residents of Miami-Dade county and surrounding communities. Services include emergency care, heart and vascular care, maternity and neonatal care (Level II NICU), as well as outpatient and CARF accredited inpatient rehabilitation. Accessible by land, air and sea, Mercy is designated by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and the hospital’s Comprehensive Community Cancer Program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

Mercy Hospital is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine, Florida, and affiliated with HCA Healthcare’s East Florida Division. As Miami-Dade County’s only Catholic hospital, Mercy has maintained its reputation for excellence while following the Catholic tradition of caring for God’s people and providing spiritual support. Since its inception, Mercy Hospital has been dedicated to providing excellent medical care, while remaining true to its mission of caring for the physical and spiritual needs of all the people it serves.

/Benefits:/ We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, and employee stock purchase program.

Job Description: The Patient Safety Attendant (PSA) participates in high-quality, patient-centered care by providing continuous observation and monitoring for high risk patients. In collaboration with the patient care team, the PSA ensures the patient environment is free of obstacles and minimizes risk of falls and accidental or intentional self-harm. The Sitter may also assist with basic activities of daily living.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: * Maintains a direct line of sight with patient at all times, including while family and/or visitors are in the room. Accompanies patient and ensures patient safety during transportation, testing, and procedures occurring away from the patient’s normal environment. * Establishes a safe, risk-free patient environment by utilizing knowledge of fall prevention protocols, infection control measures, and self-harm prevention. Performs room assessment regularly and after any visitations. * Monitors patient physical and emotional condition. Reports any changes in status promptly while remaining direct line of sight with the patient. * Intervenes as needed to prevent patient from harming self or others. Seeks immediate assistance for escalating incidents. * Restocks non-medicinal patient room supplies as needed.

  • High school graduate or equivalent preferred.
  • American Red Cross or American Heart Association Basic Life Support Course (BLS or BCLS) and certification.
  • 1 year(s) of experience in a healthcare setting preferred.
  • 1 year(s) of experience in an acute care setting preferred.
  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English
  • Basic computer knowledge

Job: *Nursing Support

Title: Patient Safety Attendant (PSA)

Location: Florida-Miami-Mercy Hospital

Requisition ID: 26110-13395

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