Patient Safety Attendant - Emergency Room

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  • Farmington, ME
  • Franklin Community Health Network
  • Per Diem - Flexible (As Needed)
  • Service/Maintenance Support
  • Req #: 132270
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Summary

  • Position Summary
    • A Patient Safety Attendant can be called for by nursing staff when a patient requires 1) attendance due to behavior associated with dementia or temporary mental confusion. They can provide close observation for patients at risk for falls or who have a tendency towards wandering, or they may provide, 2) direct observation for patients with suicidal ideation.  They do not perform any nursing care functions unless they are also a CNA.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: MANDT or CPI training or willing to attend training.
    • License/Certifications: See "Education"
    • Experience: Experience with geriatric clients.
    • Effective interpersonal skills
    • Able to communicate with patients who may have confusion or dementia
    • Must enjoy diversional activity, be creative and energetic
    • Must be able to strictly maintain confidentiality
    • Ability to maintain professional manner even under stressful situations

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and over 19,000 employees. It is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with healthcare professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the wellbeing of our communities and employees. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Our care – and the science behind that care – is top rate. Join us and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to another level.

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