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Patient Safety Attendant - Rumford Hospital, Per Diem

at Central Maine Medical Center in Rumford, Maine, United States

Job Description

At Central Maine Healthcare our team members are committed to providing exceptional care and experiences for our community and for each other every day.

Central Maine Healthcare is seeking a Patient Safety Attendant to join our Rumford Hospital ED team!

This is a Per Diem position!

Position Summary:

The patient safety attendant is an employee of CMMF. Under the supervision of an RN, the Patient safety attendant provides direct observation of a patient at risk for safety. The Patient safety attendant performs duties in accordance with performance standards established for the job and appropriate to the position. In addition, the Patient safety attendant conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of CMMF.

Education and Experience:

- Heart saver Certification preferred but not required.

- High School graduate or equivalent preferred but not required.

- The ability to communicate effectively and understand specific instructions is required.

- Knowledge of safe body mechanics and the environment of the hospital are required.

- Sufficient interpersonal skills to interact with staff and patients are required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

1. Communicates in a clear and concise manner to the Coordinator/Charge Nurse on the floor.

2. Communicates in a clear and concise manner to RNs

3. Works with the Coordinator/Nurse to assign breaks and meal time.

4. Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide care to the age groups served.

a. Age specific- Knowledge of normal growth and development.

Ability to interpret age-related data.

c. Ability to perform age-specific activities.

d. Ability to interpret age-specific response to activities.

e. Ability to use age-appropriate communication.

5. Reports patient complaint of pain to supervising RN.

6. Observes patient’s mental and physical conditions, reports any changes to supervising RN.

7. Transports patients to various departments for ordered tests/procedures.

8. Treats patient and families with respect and dignity.

9. Demonstrates the ability to function under stressful situations.

10. Ensures environment that optimizes patient safety.

a. Identifies and understands need for PSA

Keeps room free of clutter.

c. Ensures adequate lighting.

d. Gives input to care giver when developing a schedule/routine for patient.

e. Engages the patient on outlined activities, (eg. ambulation, focused activities)

f. Ensures safe room for suicide precaution patients.

Never leaves the patient

ii. Stay with in arms length.

iii. Keeps room door open at all times unless plan of care is determines otherwise.

iv. Keeps bathroom door open and is nearby for suicide patients and high risk safety patients

11. Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments.

12. Documentation meets current standards and policies after completion of educational requirements as defined by manager.

13. Attends in-service education programs, as assigned, to learn new, activities, alternative techniques, developmental skills, etc.

Physical Demands:

+ -For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.

+ Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.

What It’s Like Working At CMH:

We are all about our team members growth and health. That why we prioritize work/life balance, community-based wellness initiatives and tuition reimbursement or student loan repayment for ALL of our team members.

CMH offers a robust benefits package that includes:

+ Robust Paid Time Off (PTO) program

+ Medical plan with enhanced Tier 1 benefits provided within the CMH system.

+ Dental plan

+ Vision plan

+ Health Savings Account (HSA)

+ Basic Life insurance at no cost

+ Supplemental Life insurance

+ Long-term disability insurance

+ 401(k) or 403(b) retirement savings plans

+ Tuition IO partnership for student loan repayment assistance and tuition assistance

+ Family leave program for Parental Leaves

+ Comprehensive Wellness Program

Living in Central Maine:

While not at work, our team members enjoy the endless opportunities for entertainment that Maine has to offer. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy skiing, boating along the coast and hiking at a state or national park. Centrally located to several popular attractions, residents can embark on day trips to Boston, North Conway, New Hampshire and Boothbay Harbor. Maine is a wonderful place to raise a family, with safe communities and great public and private schools.

About Central Maine Healthcare:

Central Maine Healthcare is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving 400,000 people living in central, western and Midcoast Maine. CMH’s hospital facilities include Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Bridgton Hospital and Rumford Hospital. CMH also supports Central Maine Medical Group, a primary and specialty care practice organization. Other system services include the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, a regional trauma program, LifeFlight of Maine’s southern Maine base, the Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center and other high-quality clinical services.

If you are passionate about making a difference and are looking for your next great career opportunity, we look forward to reviewing your application! AT CENTRAL MAINE HEALTHCARE YOU ARE AT THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING WE DO

Our why, our purpose, drives every decision and action we take as a healthcare system. We strive everyday to deliver exceptional care, and to improve our community. We are a non-profit organization that is breaking the traditional healthcare mold by bringing our patients and their family’s high value, low cost, and award-winning care while focusing on creating an exceptional experience for them; all within their communities. To accomplish this, we only hire individuals who are committed to excellence, who embody the principles of our CMH Experience Service Standards, and who are ready to step in and help their fellow team members achieve those exceptional results for our patients, their families, and the community.

Central Maine Healthcare System

The organization is broad in its footprint, with three (3) hospitals in Bridgton, Lewiston, and Rumford, and over 75 individual practices within our Medical Group. Lewiston’s Central Maine Medical Center is a certified and award-winning level two trauma center, along with our Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute and the upcoming highly anticipated launch of our comprehensive state of the art cancer treatment center. Both Bridgton and Rumford Hospitals are four (4) star accredited acute care hospitals, and our Medical Group and Maine Urgent Care Centers have won multiple awards within their specialties. As a system we are a six-time winner of the Leapfrog Safety A Rating since 2019, representing some of the highest quality care and outcomes nationwide. Our awards and accolades are only possible as a result of our commitment to culture, and a focus on safety and inclusion, in each of our patient’s experiences and in the experiences we create within our teams.

If you are a person who is looking for a way to give back to your community, to help improve the lives of patients or those who care for our patients, want to be part of a growing organization that is setting the bar for Maine healthcare, apply to join Central Maine Healthcare today!

Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity

CMH actively promotes diversity in its workforce at all levels of the organization. We strive to create and maintain a setting where we celebrate cul

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Job Posting: JC261110311

Posted On: Jun 10, 2024

Updated On: Jul 14, 2024

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