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Posted 4 days ago

Unit Support Associate - PICU | Patient Sitter | Day/Night Rotate (8 or 12 Hr Shifts)

Washington, District of Columbia

Job Summary

Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Basic computer skills preferred
knowledge of child development preferred

Required Licenses and Certifications
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS) (Required)

Functional Accountabilities
Maintain Patient Safety
  • Maintain environmental safety through room sweep and checklist
  • Adhere to principles of pediatric safety through use of handrails, seat belts and direct observation.
  • Never leave patient unattended
  • Intervene quickly to calm, redirect, reorient patient, or guide patient to prevent harm to self or others.
  • Remain in patient room unless relieved by nurse or another Unit support associate
  • Accompany patient for any procedures off the unit
Meet/Satisfy Patient Needs
  • Engage patient in distracting, age appropriate goal oriented behavior, provide activities and conversations that are distracting and therapeutic (discuss with bedside RN)
  • Reinforces positive behavior
  • Assist with linen changes and room stocking
  • Assist in activities of daily living, including but not limited to washing, toileting, position changes and assistance with meals
  • Maintain universal precautions
  • Assist with providing breaks as directed by Charge Nurse
Maintain a Clean and Safe Environment
  • Keep room clean and tidy
  • Maintain a calm environment
  • When not responsible for direct patient observation stock unit, nurse servers, carts etc as directed by charge nurse.
  • Monitor common unit areas for cleanliness, stock par levels and supplies
  • Reports safety hazards to staff i.e. broken furniture/broken equipment
  • Assist in a variety of unit support activities as directed by Charge Nurse i.e. room set up, answer call bells, customer service activities.
Effective Communication with Other Staff
  • Reports pertinent patient information and call for assistance if the patient develops destructive behaviors i.e. pulling lines.
  • With RN establishes priorities for individual patient communicates with team members in establishing priority tasks.
  • Maintains regular communication with RN related to assigned duties and patient behavior; preforms activities within prescribed scope, seeks clarification when needed
  • Immediately report escalating behaviors to RN
  • Confers with RN when confronted with unfamiliar patient care issue.
  • Ensure information sharing when handing off to new Safety attendant

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

Teamwork/Communication
  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  • Contribute to a positive work environment
  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  • Use resources efficiently
  • Search for less costly ways of doing things

Safety
  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Salary

No Salary Provided

Employment Type

Other

Shift

No shift available

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