Evening Patient Safety Specialist/Sitter North Fl Regional Medical Center

Evening Patient Safety Specialist/Sitter

Full Time • North Fl Regional Medical Center
Position: Patient Safety Specialist/ Sitter
Location: North Florida Regional Medical Center
Hours:
Monday -Sunday 3PM-11PM or 3PM-7PM
Patient Safety Specialist/ Sitter Position Summary 

The Patient Safety Specialist provides close and/or continuous observation of adolescent, adult and geriatric patients who may be at risk for adverse events such as falls, self-injury or harm to others. This position is not responsible for direct care.  
 

Patient Safety Specialist/ Sitter Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide direct observation of patients as directed by the nursing plan of care and under the supervision of the nursing staff and/or nursing supervisor. 
  • Assist nursing staff to create, maintain and provide a safe environment. 
  • Immediately report all changes in the condition of patient/client to the appropriate supervisor and other staff members. 
  • Follow all required policies to avoid the transmission of illness by correctly wearing proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including masks and gloves 
  • Alert nursing staff immediately to any signs of patient distress or equipment malfunction 
  • Adhere to confidentiality and patients’ rights policy as outlined in the healthcare facility’s HIPAA policies and procedures 
  • Work independently and as part of the team 
  • Attend required Premier and healthcare facility training and orientation programs 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Premier Parking supervisory team 
 
Essential Functions and Physical Requirements 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodations. Reasonable accommodations may be approved by the Human Resources department to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • Incumbent must be able to  
  • Wear all required personal protective equipment (e.g. face mask, goggles, latex/non-latex gloves, etc.) throughout the shift 
  • Sit and/or stand with limited movement for up to six (6) consecutive hours 
  • Communicate effectively in written and spoken English with team members and customers 
  • Incumbent must be free of any contagious illness and must comply with health screening requirements of the healthcare client 
 

Patient Safety Specialist/ Sitter Position Qualifications 

Skills and Abilities  

  • Strong interpersonal skills; frequently communicate with team members and customers; must be able to exchange accurate information. 
  • Ability to work effectively within role independently and with other team members. 
  • Ability to organize and complete work in a timely manner. 
 

Education and Experience 

  • High School Diploma or GED, if required by the healthcare facility 
 
Other Requirements 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age 
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends 
  • Follow appropriate grooming standards; required to wear a uniform at times 
  • Must meet healthcare facility’s pre-assignment and medical requirements 
 
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Physical Demands and Work Environment 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, stand, and handle or feel. The employee is periodically required to reach and may be frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee may be required to remain in a stationary position and maintain attention on the patient for an extended period. 
 
Acknowledgement 
The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this position description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate. 
Compensation: $10.50 - $11.50 per hour

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.





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