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Hackensack Meridian Health Patient Safety Attendant - PMC - Full Time Nights in North Bergen, New Jersey

Overview

Our team members are the heart of what makes us better. At Hackensack Meridian Health we help our patients live better, healthier lives — and we help one another to succeed. With a culture rooted in connection and collaboration, our employees are team members. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how we support one another and how we show up for our community. Together, we keep getting better - advancing our mission to transform healthcare and serve as a leader of positive change.

Responsibilities

The Patient Safety Attendant is responsible for providing continuous observation of assigned patients,virtually and in-person as needed. This includes verbally redirecting patient form engaging in any at-risk behaviors and notifying nursing staff when patients need assistance.

  1. Maintains visual observation at all times. Verbally redirects patients over audio and/or visual devices that are in the patient rooms.

  2. Makes rounds to patient rooms that are set up with virtual observation.

  3. Completes observation records and reports as required.

  4. Reports any unusual behavior to the nurse i.e. confusion or disorientation.

  5. Identifies the needs of the patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs.

  6. Other duties and/or projects as assigned.

Qualifications

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. High School diploma, general equivalency diploma (GED), and/or GED equivalent programs.

  2. American Heart Association BLS certificate (required within 60 days of hire).

  3. Capable of continuous monitoring of patients and always remaining alert while on duty.

  4. Ability to stay mobile according to the patient's movements including the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.

  5. Ability to communicate effectively with patients using audio/visual devices.

  6. Must be able to work in situations with isolation precautions.

Preferred:

  1. Prior experience working in a hospital setting.

  2. Prior experience in a direct patient care role.

Job ID 2024-149704

Department PMC-Sitters

Site Palisades Medical Center

Job Location US-NJ-North Bergen

Position Type Full Time with Benefits

Standard Hours Per Week 40

Shift Night

Shift Hours 10:45 p.m. - 7:15 a.m.

Weekend Work Every Other Weekend

On Call Work No On-Call Required

Holiday Work As Needed

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