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VHC Health Patient Safety Technician, Acute Care in Arlington, Virginia

Patient Safety Technician, Acute Care

Job Description

Purpose & Scope:

The Patient Safety Technician works under the direct supervision of the RN and is an active member of the health care team. Under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse, the Patient Safety Technician performs a variety of routine duties to include: feeding, dressing, or toileting, observing changes in the status of patients, maintaining the safety of patients who are confused, at high risk for falls, or require one-to-one observation, providing a clean and safe environment, assisting with department tasks as needed, transporting patients, unit secretary tasks, and other related duties. Patient Safety Technicians must be empathetic and have good communication and skills to care for patients.

Education:

High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

Experience:

Experience in customer service is preferred.

Certification/Licensure:

BLS certification is required.

VHC Health™ has provided exceptional medical services to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for more than 75 years. A proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of independent healthcare organizations, the Hospital prides itself on offering the latest technological advancements and medical practices. Virginia Hospital Center was recently designated a Newsweek 2020 Best Maternity Care Hospital, received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and once again named a Leapfrog Top Hospital in 2019. Virginia Hospital Center is designated as a Magnet hospital® by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, is a 453-bed not-for-profit teaching facility offering comprehensive healthcare and multiple, independently recognized Centers of Excellence

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