Safety Assistant - Flex Team - Nights Sky Lakes Medical Center Klamath Falls

Title Safety Assistant - Flex Team - Nights
Date 2020
Company Sky Lakes Medical Center
City Klamath Falls

Short Description :

And growth and develop knowledge specific to the patients age and/or developmental level Gives clear simple directions to patients reinforce teaching and orientation to patient May assist the patient with activities of daily living as directed by the Registered Nurse Maintains ,…

Full Description :

POSITION TITLE: Safety Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY:

To provide patient and family care as part of the health care team in accordance with the mission, philosophy, policies and procedures of . Maintain patient safety from self and environment. May assist the patient with activities of daily living as directed by the Registered Nurse. Accompany the patient outside for smoking breaks per Provider order. The safety assistant is for the added safety of the patient who demonstrates behavior detrimental toward self or others.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintains patient safety from self and environment.
  • Completes skills check list and complete Age Appropriate Competencies as per Sky Lakes policy and procedures.
  • Assists the patient with meals, feeding and ambulating; activities of daily living per instructions from the RN.

Maintain Effective Communication:

  • Maintains documentation of behavior observations and safety concern and reports to RN.
  • Gives clear simple directions to patient(s) reinforce teaching and orientation to patient.
  • Follows direction from the RN about safety for the patient and the environment of care.

Monitoring Skills:

  • Recognizes and reports abnormal observations.
  • Monitors and adjusts environment to maintain safety in the environment of care.
  • Knows the fire plan and escape routes for patient and self.
  • Demonstrates competence by ongoing completion of any or all of the following: proficiency testing, skill demonstration, practice of core standards for service excellence.
  • Provides patient care and performs tasks using job skills and growth and develop knowledge specific to the patient’s age and/or developmental level.
  • Assesses physical needs and functional status of the patient in order to provide patient care.

MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED:

Good communication skills both verbally and written; Complete necessary patient documentation; Willing to work varied hours and some weekends; Maintain and enforce strict patient confidentiality and respect patient and family rights; and Willingness to take additional courses as requested.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

Must be physically able to frequently stoop, bend, reach, and able to frequently lift 50 pounds or more. Varied activities most frequently sitting without falling asleep. Must be able to remain calm under stressful situations. Follow universal precautions for infection control; maintain knowledge and practice of safe body mechanics.

PAY RATE: $11.75$17.46

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